I won’t mind breaking toes to serve my people better – Gov. Makinde

Oyo State Governor Engineer Seyi Makinde says he will not mind breaking toes in his determination to serve the ordinary people of Oyo State.

He stated this during a Birthday Thanksgiving Service held at the St Peter’s Cathedral, Aremo, Ibadan.

Governor Makinde said he would continue to fight on the side of the ordinary people.

He noted that his determination to render service to the ordinary people informed his decision to declare free and qualitative education in the state adding that education remained the surest way to lift people out of poverty.

The Governor who maintained that he was getting more mature at 52 appreciated everyone who has made an impact on his life, even as he expressed appreciation to the people of Oyo State, without whom he said he would not have been able to achieve anything in last six months of his tenure as governor.

“I want the people to know that it is not only Seyi Makinde that is doing these but all of us. And you know that decisions are always taken by consensus. We discuss, thrash out issues and superior arguments always win. So, in 2020, I look forward to a more robust argument, discussions, and alignments.

“This time last year, I didn’t know I will become the Governor of Oyo State but I prayed to God during my birthday and the last crossover night that if my wish to serve the people of Oyo State would be to their benefit, let it be so and God answered that prayer. So, I want to pray today again that all our wishes, in the coming year 2020, God will make them manifest.”

In his sermon, the Archbishop of Ibadan Province of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Most Reverend Segun Okubadejo, who spoke on the topic, “A Gift for Christmas,” encouraged Christians to gift Christ the best of their thoughts, actions and deeds.

Most Reverend Okubadejo who noted that lack of love was responsible was decadence in the society, urged Nigerians to love one another in all spheres of life.

Iyabo Adebisi

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