BE ACCOUNTABLE TO YOUR PEOPLE, GOWON TELLS AMOSUN
Former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital yesterday urged the state Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun to be accountable to the people of the state.
Leading a team of 'Nigeria Prays to the Oke-Mosan governor's office, Gowon, who is the National Convener of the group, also described the election that brought the governor into office as the most popular in the state.
He counselled the governor to work towards achieving the best, noting that the people of the state would pray for him because of his performance.
His words: 'All the people in the state irrespective of their religion had given you mandate to serve them. That comes with a sense of responsibility; to do your best in the interest of your people and the government.'
He adds: 'It is 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,' he charged the governor.
Amosun, while responding told Gowon that he had made a covenant with God to serve the people of the state diligently and assured that he would not look back until he achieves that.
He described the mandate given to him by the people of Ogun State as a challenge and a call to serve humanity.
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.
'We cannot have too much of prayer. I'm sure that you have followed even how we got to where we are in Ogun State. It's just by the benevolence of the Almighty God. The battle is the Lord's, we won't have been here today but because God took charge that is why we are here.'
The governor, who described his team as a 'custodian' of power said: 'If 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.'