Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has declared that his administration would continue to prioritise education, saying that education remained the key to societal growth.
Speaking on Sunday, August 30, 2020, at two separate events put together by the Bishop of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, the State Governor said the State’s economic recovery programme can conveniently rest on a properly fixed education sector.
Governor Makinde said education would ensure that people embrace development, adding that the manner in which the Church is contributing to the growth of education sector was commendable.
The Governor, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, charged the people of the State to support the Government in its efforts to develop the State to a greater height.
The Governor also appreciated the founder of the Ministries, Bishop Wale Oke, for hosting him at the 38th Annual Holy Ghost Convention of the Ministries and for his contributions towards educational development in the State.
Similarly, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, lauded Bishop Oke for imparting so much in him.
Governor Makinde, who also joined Bishop Oke and Pastor Enoch Adeboye at the sod-turning ceremony for the Tabernacle of David Cathedral at Covenant Chapel, Ecumenical Centre, along Secretariat, Ibadan, declared that he would support the building project and see to its completion.
Earlier in his sermon, Pastor Adeboye called on people to believe in God and seek his guidance for Engr Makinde, while also commending Bishop Oke for being steadfast in spreading the gospel of Christ.
Dignitaries at the event include the Governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel; wife of the Oyo State Governor, Engr Tamunominini Makinde, wife of Pastor Adeboye, Mrs Folu Adeboye, Church Leaders and top functionaries of Oyo and Akwa-Ibom State Governments.