PHOTONEWS: Methodist Church Prays With Gov Aregbesola Plus Jumat Service

Delegated Members of the Methodist Church of Nigeria on Friday gathered for the Annual Prayer visit to Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola at the Government House, Osogbo led by most Rev Amos A Akindeko – Archbishop ArchDiocese of Ilesha.

The Governor later joined Muslim faithfuls to observe the two rakat Jumat Prayers at the Central Mosque, Oja-Oba, Osogbo for the first time in 2018.

After the prayers, he was widely acknowledged by the waiting crowd.

Here are photos from the events as captured by Dolapo Julius, Aregbesola’s Photographer

Pray for Buhari — Methodist Church

The Methodist Church Nigeria, Diocese of Nyanya, has expressed concern over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health and called on the Church to pray for his quick recovery.

The Church made the call in a communiqué issued on Sunday in Abuja at the end of the Annual Synod of the diocese, under the chairmanship of the Bishop of Nyanya, Rt. Rev Samuel Nortey.

The communiqué was signed by Very. Rev Noble Kalu, the Synod Secretary.

reports that Sunday’s synod is entitled: “God’s Word, My Guide’’.

Kalu, in the communiqué, commended Buhari for the fight against corruption, noting that the fight should be based on the rule of law and no sacred cows should be spared.

He also praised Buhari for the relative peace in the Niger Delta region through the dialogue option adopted by the Federal Government.

He called on Nigerians, irrespective of political, religious and ethnic background to join hands with the present administration to build a country where peace, rule of law and freedom of speech reign.

“We call on the government to sustain the peace to resolve the Niger Delta issues.

“We call on the government to take action against the menace of killers in the guise of herdsmen who have been wreaking havoc on lives and property of helpless Nigerians across the country.

“We condemn the continued killings of innocent persons in Southern Kaduna and call for an immediate stop to the attacks,’’ he noted.

The synod secretary, in the communiqué, also urged government officials to stop blaming past administrators for the current economic downturn, adding that they should focus on ways to move the nation forward.

On the path of education, Kalu urged the government to restructure the educational curricula to focus strongly on entrepreneurial skill acquisition, which would help the youths of the country.

Methodist Church Commends Aregbesola; To Partner Osun On Agriculture

The Methodist Church of Nigeria on Monday said it is ready to partner with the State Government  of Osun in her efforts towards strengthening the economy of the state and Nigeria through Agriculture by going into mechanised farming. This is also has the church commended the state governor for looking inward to increase its internally generated revenue.
The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola while receiving the visitors stated that the only successful Nation of the world are those who cultivate the land for Agriculture and not those who dig into the land for Oil and other mineral resources.
Prelate Methodist Church Nigeria‎, His Eminence, Dr. Samuel Emeka Kanu Uche during a courtesy visit to the governor at the Governor’s office in Osogbo noted that the church is strategising on how to improve the economy of the state through commercial farming that will provide jobs for the youth.
The clergy who pointed out that the state and the nation at large will overcome the present economic hardship like it overcame insurgency in the Northern part of Nigeria.
The Prelate comme‎nded the government of Aregbesola for looking inward on how to take the state forward at the face of the dwindling oil revenue in Nigeria, suggesting to government at all levels the need for proper taxation for the growth of the economy.
He encouraged the governor not to be deterred by critics, saying there is little or nothing that any government can do without the necessary funds.
According to the clergy, “The Methodist church as a body is strategising on how to assist government in the employment of people. You can help us in Osun by giving us land for commercial agriculture. When we commence farming activities on a mechanised scale, indigenes of Osun will be able to get employment.
“If you are kind enough to give us the land and an enabling environment, since it is a business venture, we will definitely pay tax, but as religious body, the church and the mosques, will not pay tax.
“Without money, there is less that you can do, I know money will come, I sympathise with you and we are believing that oil prices will soon rise, we shall continue to pray for you and Nigeria.
“I want to suggest to Nigeria government to do proper taxation, most people don’t pay tax, if we get people to pay the accurate tax and it goes into government purse, then we will overcome our present situation like we did with the Boko Haram insurgents”. The Prelate emphasised.
Governor Aregbesola while responding commended Methodist church for wanting to strengthening the economy of the country and that of Osun through Agriculture.
The Governor held that the only successful nation’s are those tilling the soil for the purpose of planting and living on the produce of the land, adding that such country will never end up miserable or poor.
He said, “Humanity has not found alternative to consumption of food as a means of survival, it is quite idiotic for any nation to depend on another country for her food. The starting point of our economic recovery is the ability to feed ourself.
“I want to commend the Methodist for wanting to participate in the production of sufficient food for our people, I am also commending you for your foresight, we will support you all the way by providing you with whatever size of land you need free of charge but it will be strictly for faming”. The Governor stated.

Photonews: Aregbesola Meets Leadership Of Nigeria Methodist Church

Governor of the state of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Monday afternoon, met with the leadership of the Nigeria Methodist Church at his office in Osogbo.

The governor pledged the state’s support for the Methodist Church plan to invest in farming in the state,

Recall the governor had last week said the state will focus on agriculture as a means of increasing the internally generated revenue of the state.

See photos of the visit below:

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