Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has called for tolerance, mutual respect among religious faithfuls in the state and the nation at large, saying no state or nation can without these values.
The Governor stated this at the 2nd term inauguration of the Ogun State Chairman and the new executives of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria held at the Legacy Secretariat, Kobape, Abeokuta.
Governor Abiodun who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi said we are in such a critical time and we must respect the religious leanings, beliefs of one another as a people, “We have been living together respecting our individual faith and we must continue to respect that without trying to alter it for selfish or political gains”.
Abiodun wants the people to eschew incendiary comments, imbibe the fear of God in their dealings with others.
In his inaugural speech, the new Chairman, Apostle David Otaru appreciated the founding fathers and other stakeholders who contributed generously for the new Secretariat of the Christian body tagged ” legacy house”.
Otaru acknowledged the huge donations by the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the Bishop of the Living Faith Church ( Winners’ Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, the General Superintendent, Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor W.F Kumuyi among other notable church leaders, saying their contributions were quite significant to development achieved on the Secretariat project so far.
Apostle Otaru paid tribute to the late Olu of Kobape, Oba Johnson Olufemi Taylor, “who sold the land to the religious body and ensured the possession was hitch-free”.
The PFN Chairman pledged to”handover a more profitable, vibrant and resourceful body of Christ to the next administration after another four-year tenure.