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Osun Is A Role Model To Other States – Gowon


Osun has been tagged as a role model to other states in the country for its security, peaceful space unity and virtuous character displayed by the people irrespective of religion or status.
Former Head of State of Nigeria, and Convener of Nigeria Prays Movement, General Yakubu Gowon rtd, made this known at the dinner held in his honor by the state governor; Gboyega Oyetola at the Banquet hall of the Government House, Oshogbo.
General Gowon commended the Christians, Muslims and traditional religious adherents for respecting their religious differences and playing their roles with prayer of unity for the good of the state.
He maintained that the states and Nigeria as a country must practice their religions without prejudice.
Gowon noted that Osun stood out in all ramification.
While expressing his love for the state, he thanked God for blessing Osun with a Governor who believed in the efficacy of prayers.
The Former Head Of State, thanked Osun State Government for the genuine and warm reception accorded him and maintained that Nigeria needed a sense of unity, love and respect for one another.
In response, the state governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola said he felt honoured to welcome the former Head of State to Osun.
He also stated that General Yakubu Gowon is a man of history that cannot be forgotten, adding that the National Youth Service Corps scheme was established during his time as Nigeria’s leader and it has continued to foster unity till date.
Oyetola described him as a man without controversy and also commended him for serving Nigeria well.
He also stated that even after leaving office, he still has love for Nigeria in his heart, hence the creation of Nigeria Prays Movement, a major spiritual body accepted by all.
Governor Gboyega Oyetola appreciated General Yakubu Gowon for tagging Osun as a model to other staes in the country and charged the people to shun war and dwell in peace and unity as brothers and sisters, adding that Osun thrives on prayer and himself as the Governor is a beneficiary of prayer.


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