INSECURITY: Local Government Service Commission holds prayer session in Emure, Ise Orun LG


…as Council Chairmen commend initiative

A Prayer Programme organised by the Local Government Service Commission, LGSC, in Ekiti State to seek an end to the insecurity in the State and the country has been held in Emure and Ise-Orun Local Governments.

The prayer which was held following an inspiration by God to the Permanent Secretary, Local Government Service Commission, Mrs Titilayo Toba- Ojo, is geared towards offering prayers and supplications to God to end the spate of kidnappings and killings in the state.

The prayer had sometime this year took place in Ikere and Ado-Ekiti local government areas.

Speaking during the tour in Emure and Ise/Orun LGAs, the Chairman, Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission, Chief Samuel Adewumi Abejide who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Commission, Mrs Titilayo Toba-Ojo said the prayers were necessitated as a result of insecurity and economic hardship in the country.

He expressed joy over the commitment of the local government workers to the prayer exercise while urging them to remain dedicated in discharging their duties.

Chief Abejide appreciated Governor Biodun Oyebanji for according the welfare of workers a topmost priority, promising that the workers would give the governor the necessary support to deliver on his mandate.

The Chairman said: “It is so heartwarming, impressive for everybody to meet members of staff in this office at this time. I am happy to acknowledge your enthusiasm as it is obvious that everybody keyed into this prayer programme. It gladdens my heart.

“ I urge you to always be at your duty posts to enhance service delivery. The government of Biodun Oyebanji has done so much for us and we must not repay him with absenteeism”

Speaking with journalists at the Emure-Ekiti local Government headquarters, the Council Chairman, Hon. Adedayo Tosin said that Nigeria needs prayers to tackle the issue of insecurity.

He commended the Permanent Secretary for the lofty idea noting that the step will go a long way in ending the menace of insecurity.

He said: “Prayer is very important in the lives of everybody. Whatever you need in life, you have to approach God. That is why the issues of kidnapping in Ekiti State and Nigeria needs special prayers.

“I believe it is God that inspired the Permanent Secretary to organize this prayer across the local governments. It is very important to tackle the issue of insecurity in Nigeria.”

In Ise-Orun Local Government, the Chairman, Hon. Ayodele Samson Bankole lauded the Permanent Secretary while calling on government to key into the vision to end the issue of insecurity.

His words: “Looking at the situation of things in this country, the only thing we need now is prayers. I want to commend the Permanent Secretary for this good initiative.

“God is in control of the universe. Let him take control of this country, state and local government. It is a good initiative and it is helping. This is one of the things that will help government at all levels and will make the country to move forward by his grace.”

Also, President of NULGE, Ekiti State, Comrade Oluseyi Olatunde assured the workers that the Almighty God will answer the prayers.

“I want to assure you that what we are doing won’t go in vain and the state will have testimony. I want to thank you, the PS for being obedient to God that gave you the inspiration”

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