The Bishop of Ijesha North Anglican Diocese, Rev’d Dr, Isaac Oluyamo has called on the just sworn-in Governor of Osun State, Senator Nurudeen Jackson Ademola Adeleke to fulfill his promise to pay the backlog of salaries of Civil Servants and retirees.
Rev’d Oluyamo made the call on Saturday while delivering a speech at the 2022 Diocesan Summit of Ijesha North of the Anglican Communion.
The religious leader who called on Senator Adeleke to ensure the fulfilment of all his promises to the people congratulated the new Governor on his election and swearing-in, urging him to serve the people with love and accountability.
While charging the Governor to be prudent and accountable, the clergyman said the upliftment of the people out of poverty and underdevelopment should be paramount in the Governor’s heart.
He then added that the entire Ijesha North Anglican Diocese will continue to pray for him to have the wisdom to deliver good governance and have a successful tenure of office.
In his words, “I heartily congratulate our new Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke on his election as Governor and his recent swearing-in ceremony. We believe that it is the lord’s doing for him to be the Governor of our dear State at this time.
“I want to urge him to rule the State with the fear of God and with the love of the masses at heart. With this two things in mind he will hardly commit any errors. He should always remember that the people of the State willingly gave the mandate through their votes and he should not let them down.
“I strongly implore him to fulfill all his promises to the people especially as it concerns Civil Servants and retirees. He should endeavor to pay the backlog of salaries and the pension of retirees because it is their due and they have laboured for it”. He stated.
Speaking on the summit,
Rev’d Oluyamo explained that the summit provides a one-of-a-kind experience of reconnecting with God and transforming relationships, adding that it is a time to talk to God personally and corporately.
He maintained that the summit affords the opportunity of engaging in strategic conversations and bringing of different perspectives together while also engaging in issues and raise questions on the big picture for the entire church family.
Speaking with newsmen at the summit, the Alase of Ilase Ijesha, Oba Jimoh Isiaka Adesina called on Christians world wide to love their neighbors and render assistance where necessary as it is the essence of serving God.
He said the major essence of man’s relationship with God is love, hence the need to show love to everyone around at any point in time.
Also speaking, the Chancellor of the Diocese of Ijesha, Mr Adeleke Agboola urged the church to be sacrificial and winning souls for Christ, saying people should stop seeing the building as the church but should recognize the worshipers as the church.
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