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Aiyedatiwa preaches peace, development as Motailatu Church clocks 60

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Ondo State Governor, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa has urged Nigerians to pray for peace in the country because “anywhere there is peace, there will be development”.

During the Diamond Jubilee celebration of Motailatu Church of God (MCG) on Sunday at Ondo City, the governor also praised members of church over what he described as the support extended to his administration since he assumed office.

Represented by his Chief Press Secretary, Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, the governor described the founder of the church, Saint Isaiah Akinadewo (Omo Jesu) as a true man of God, whose impacts in propagating the word in the minds of his children and millions of people since he founded the church in 1964 would remain indelible forever.

Congratulating members over the 60-year celebration, Aiyedatiwa enjoined them to continue in praying for more peace and harmony to continue to take its full stand in the state and Nigeria.

He solicited for more supports from members of the church worldwide on his administration and urged them to embark on fervent prayer to ensure the success of the forthcoming governorship election in the state. slated to hold in November.

Aiyedatiwa promised that his administration would continue to do more apparently to better the lots of the people of the state, as he mentioned several developmental projects and efforts embarked upon since he assumed office in December.

Earlier in his sermon, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the church, Senior Superintendent Gabriel Akinadewo (Omo Jesu II) urged the citizens to continue looking up to God to assist of the country.

In the sermon titled: ‘It is never too late for God Almighty to help’, the cleric stressed the need for leaders and the led in the country to do the right thing at the appropriate time.

He quoted several passages from the Holy Bible to stress the need for Christians to embark on spiritual warfare and prayers, saying, “through this, Nigeria will overcome its present challenges, especially the issue of insecurity in some parts of the country”.

Lamenting incessant kidnapping and other insecurity challenges in the country, Akinadewo, who is also Publisher of a leading news medium, Freedom Online, urged the people to continue to pray fervently and equally stressed the need for governments at all levels to do the right thing at the right time.

“Government should do the right thing in dealing with bandits who are terrorising the country. We have three (Gs) – God, Government and Gun. God, our Creator, has given the Government the power to deal with evil, using the instrumentality of the machinery of state. As long as you are in this territory, the government has the power to deal with enemies of state”, he further said.

On the Diamond Jubilee celebration, Akinadewo went down memory lane when his father, Isaiah MoyinOlorun Akinadewo (now late) founded the church in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, in 1964 and later moved to Ondo town in 1977 “where he officially established the church in 1981 at Oke- Iwosan, Ondo City which later became the International Headquarters of the church”.

He also explained that the church has made tremendous achievements, touching the lives of people in various communities.

Also, a former Commissioner in the Niger Delta Development Commission, Dr. Benson Enikuomehin urged Nigerian leaders to be patriotic so that the people would enjoy dividends of democracy.

The spiritual event, held at the International Headquarters of the church, Saint Adekahunsi Cathedral, Oke-Iwosan, Ondo City, was witnessed by several Ondo chiefs, leaders of Christian Association of Nigeria, Organisation of African Instituted Churches, among others.

The Chairman was a prominent Ondo leader and educationist, Chief Ade Iluyemi, who was supported by his wife and two-term commissioner in the state, Chief (Mrs.) Funke Iluyemi.

The celebration featured anniversary thanksgiving, donations, prayers and songs ministration by the church choristers from various parishes.

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