By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Deputy Governor, Osun State, Mr. Benedict Alabi, on Sunday said every living soul, irrespective of the array of challenges in the year 2020 has a cause to thank God.
Alabi, opined that having the gift of life is enough reason to continue to praise God relentlessly at all times, adding that the more fervent Christians pray, the more lesser challenges become.
He described the outgoing year as a very special year in the annals of the world, as he commended religious leaders for their prayers and service to humanity.
Alabi, made the assertion during Harvest /Thanksgiving of St. Mary Cathedral, Catholic Archdiocese of Ibadan, Oke-padi, Oyo State.
The Deputy Governor also lauded parents in the church for what he termed nurturing the young ones in the way of God, saying such upbringing remains the best way of raising children in the face of high societal vices around the world.
“Whenever we have opportunities of this nature to thank God, let us gladly do so despite huge challenges facing humanity this year, all in all, this is a special year for us, let us continue to hold on to pillar of God,” Alabi resorted.
The Archbishop of Ibadan Archdiocese, Most Rev. (DR.) Gabriel Leke Abegunrin, in his remarks, appreciated the Deputy Governor for honouring the church, and for displaying high degree of humility.
“This is a rare leader, I am seeing a man who combines office with the fear of God in the Osun State Deputy Governor, I hereby enjoin the youths to emulate this type of life and be as successful as this”.
The Deputy Governor, also attended the 2020 Adult Harvest / Thanksgiving &Bazaar at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Ikire.