…as Ministries’ dedicate facilities named after Adeboye, Udom
By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
Oyo State governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, on Sunday, declared that his administration would continue to prioritise education, saying that education remained the key to societal growth.
Makinde, who spoke at two separate events put together by the Bishop of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, said that the state’s economic recovery programme can conveniently rest on a properly fixed education sector.
Speaking at the dedication of the Global Mission Centre and Global Mission Plaza, which were named after the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye, and the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Governor Udom Emmanuel, respectively, Governor Makinde said education would ensure that people embrace development.
The governor who stated that educated minds cannot be held down by any means.also said that with the dedication of the campus, more missionaries will get educated, adding that the manner in which the church is contributing to the growth of the education sector was commendable.
The governor charged the people of the state to support the government in its efforts to develop the state to a greater height, saying: “A lot of people may not know but mission schools have had a long history in Oyo State. One of the mission schools was built here in Oyo State over 70 years ago. So, these days, some people think that the work of building schools should be left only to the government.
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 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 always, 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, Engineer Tamunominini Makinde, wife of Pastor Adeboye, Mrs Folu Adeboye, church leaders and top functionaries of Oyo and Akwa-Ibom State governments.