BY OLORUNFERANMI ODOFIN
The first working day of the new year at in Ondo State commenced with an annual prayer session attended by the governor , cabinet members , civil servants , political Office holders and other government functionaries
The workers and political office holders danced to the rhymes of the praise and worship songs at the annual prayer meeting which holds every first work day of the year.
They also used the occasion to intercede for the State and the country to progress and overcome numerous challenges in the new year.
In a sermon titled, “Be a Nehemiah of our time,” the retired Anglican Bishop of Idoani Diocese, Right Reverend Ezekiel Dahunsi charged political leadership to always prioritize the welfare of the masses.
Retired Bishop Dahunsi who described Nehemiah as a motivator and industrious worker enjoined the civil servants to emulate the prophet through selfless service and dedication to duties
The retired Anglican Bishop urged the leaders to shun the notion that one could hardly make it except by cutting corners.
Addressing the workers, the Head of Service, Pastor John Adeyemo appreciated governor Akeredolu for prioritizing workers’ welfare and urged the civil servants to be committed to their duties despite economic hardship and covid-19 pandemic.
Governor Akeredolu who read the only Bible lesson at the prayer meeting from Nehemiah, chapter six, verses one to nine thanked the civil servants for their cooperation and demanded further industrial harmony in the new year.
Governor Akeredolu recognized the efforts of security agents in
the state and encouraged the workers to remain dedicated to duties noting that their wages would always be paid
Some civil servants Mr Adebola Olusola, Mrs Ibiken Oyetona and Alhaji Olaoye asked the state government to continue to prioritize workers’ welfare concluding that to whom much is given, much is expected.