The new Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has declared his church, the Cathedral of St Peter, Aremo in Ibadan, Oyo State, the official church for all government activities in the state henceforth.
Governor Makinde disclosed this during a thanksgiving service held for him by the church, noting that the prayers of the churches and those who wanted him as the governor were answered.
”Now that your prayers have been answered, I’m here and ready to serve the people.
”I implore the church to keep on praying for my administration to succeed,” he said.
The Provost of the Church, Rev. Andrew Adebiyi, had earlier urged the governor to continually exhibit his good leadership qualities and not allow pressure of office work to take them away.
Special prayers were made for the governor and his administration.
Government officials in attendance were Alhaji Rauf Olaniyan – the deputy governor, Mrs Ololade Agboola – Head of Service and Most Rev’d Sunday Ola-Makinde – former Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria.