Challenge political office holders on good governance, Ajimobi tasks religious leaders

By The Rainbow

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Monday charged religious leaders in the country to always stress the need for political office holders to ensure good governance in their preaching.

He gave the charge while speaking at the 75th birthday celebrations of the Archbishop of Ibadan Catholic Archdiocese, Most Rev. (Dr.) Felix Alaba Job held at St. Mary's Cathedral, Oke-Padre, Ibadan.

The governor said that the clerics should be able to provide alternative ideas to people at the helm of affairs through constructive criticism of perceived bad government policies.

“We should not play the ostrich when things are going wrong and not to praise government when government is wrong but you can criticize government constructively.

“Our religious leaders should always proffer solutions because whatever those at the helm of affairs do will affect the generality of people either positively or negatively,'' he said.

Governor Ajimobi described Most Rev. Alaba Job as a very dedicated and selfless priest as well as an erudite educationist who he said had enjoyed the grace of God in all aspects of his life.

Earlier in his word of exhortation, the Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Most Rev. Felix Ajakaiye called on Christians to always count their blessings and remember to give thanks to God for His grace.

He also commended Governor Abiola Ajimobi for the infrastructural revolution taking place in Oyo State and other people-oriented programmes being executed by his administration.

In his remarks, Most Rev. Alaba Job expressed appreciation to all and sundry who grace the occasion, adding that since his birth, he had enjoyed the grace and support of God and the people.

Present at the occasion were the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Wife of Oyo State Governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, Wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Janet Alake Adeyemo among other dignitaries.