15th August, 2011
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State today said he had made a covenant with God to serve the people of the state diligently, explaining that he would not look back until he achieves that.
Governor Amosun, who stated this in his office at Abeokuta while receiving in audience members of Nigeria Prays, led by its National Convener, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), described the mandate given to him by the people of Ogun State as a challenge and a call to serve humanity.
According to him, â€œwe cannot have too much of prayer. Iâ€™m sure that you have followed even how we got to where we are in Ogun State. Itâ€™s just by the benevolence of the Almighty God. The battle is the Lordâ€™s, we wouldnâ€™t have been here today but because God took charge that is why we are here.â€
Senator Amosun described his team as a â€œcustodianâ€ of power, noting that â€œif all of the people of Ogun State have united in saying yes we believe in you, go ahead and liberate us, more or less rebuild Ogun State, what we should then do for them is to remember God in all things and do everything humanly possible not to let the people down.â€
Senator Amosun pointed out that with God on his side, he was sure that at the end of his tenure, the people would look back and would have cause to commend him and his team for a job well done.
In his remarks, General Gowon described the election that brought Senator Amosun into office as the most popular in the state. He counselled the governor to work towards achieving the best, noting that it is through this that the people of the state would pray for him.
â€œAll the people in the state irrespective of their religion had given you mandate to serve them. That comes with a sense of responsibility and if you can do your best in the interest of your people and the government, itâ€™s only the people that can thank you and God will bless you. I assure you that the blessing from the people is the greatest reward you can ever receive,â€ he said.