By Sunday Okunade.
Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in the State of Osun , Mrs Funke Egbemode has admonished people on the need for more religious tolerance and harmony in the state .
Mrs Egbemode also emphasised the need for all practitioners of different religions in the state to see themselves as working towards the same spiritual objective of serving one God to earn His favour on the day of judgement.
The Commissioner made these known in her Office while receiving a delegation of the 60th Anniversary Committee of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Liberation Catedral, Osogbo ,stressing that Governor Oyetola has no special preference for any religion in Osun and the country at large.
Describing him as a very good Muslim,Mrs Egbemode added that Mr Oyetola treat and associate with all members of different religious callings equally without any semblance of discrimination .
She told her guests that religion is a matter of personal choice and conviction that should not cause any disaffection or division between and among people of different religious callings .
She noted that God has been good and merciful to the people of the state of Osun to have specially given them a person like Governor Adegboyega Oyetola who,since coming on board the leadership of the state in the last three years has been piloting the affairs of the state with the fear of God.
” Oyetola did not just get to the office as the Osun Chief Executive but has God as the pillar of love and support,Who has been guiding him fervently in taking Osun and its teeming populace to greater heights” emphasised Egbemode.
However she charged the different religious denominations in the state to continue to be praying for the success of Governor Oyetola led administration and the State in general .
On behalf of the governor, government and good people of the state of Osun, Mrs Egbemode congratulated the Redeemed Christian Church of God ,Liberation cathedral, Oshogbo on its coming 60th Anniversary.
Earlier in his remarks, the Zonal Pastor of the Cathedral who led members of the anniversary committee to the Commissioners office at the government Secretariat Complex on the courtesy call, Pastor Samson Opatayo, appreciated Governor Adegboyega Oyetolas giant strides in the state of Osun in spite of paucity of funds.
The man of God acknowledged the worth and competence of governor Oyetola also in making a difference, developmentally for the people of the state.
He equally lauded the religious harmony and unity taking the center stage in the last three years throughout the state.
While formally notifying the Commissoner about the 60th anniversary Programmes of RCCG Liberation Cathedral ,OSOGBO which will kick off in earnest this week, the man of God on behalf of his church assured the Commissioner that it will not relent in praying ceaselessly for the success of the present administration led by Mr Adegboyega Oyetola.
Highlight of the courtesy call was a special prayer for the governor, members of his Cabinet and the entire people of the state of Osun.####