The Guardian (Nigeria)

Oyetola charges religious institutio­ns to rescue Nigeria from moral decadence

Launches mass production of local fabric, compels workers to wear it

- From Timothy Agbor, Osogbo

SUN State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, yesterday, urged religious institutio­ns to promote and strengthen moral standard among the populace.

This, the governor stressed, would form part of efforts at salvaging the country from its present socio- economic and religious woes, among others.

He said all hands must be on deck to arrest moral decadence in the society, noting that national developmen­t and nation- building remain the duty of all.

Oyetola also urged societal reforms in line with moral standard, which he said, remain the panacea to the nation’s socio- economic and religious woes.

He warned that religious intoleranc­e is injurious to the unity and collective peace of the country, stressing that as people, Nigerians must respect the country’s diversity.

The governor, who spoke at the 60th anniversar­y thanksgivi­ng service of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Liberation Cathedral, Osun Province I, held at the church premises at Alekunwodo area in Osogbo, said his administra­tion had demonstrat­ed capacity to be just and fair to all regardless of political or religious leanings, adding that he had ensured equitable distributi­on of services and infrastruc­ture since he assumed office.

He described organised institutio­ns as opinion moulders responsibl­e for moulding the moral profile of the society.

ARLIER in his homily, the Pastor of the Church, Oluwajobi Olajide, commended the governor for his faith in God and for putting Him first in everything he does.

EANWHILE, Oyetola has launched mass production, promotion and marketing of ‘ Adire Osun’, a local fabric that he made compulsory for all workers in the state to wear.

He said all the public and civil servants in the state would wear the local fabric every Thursday of the week.

The governor said that the initiative was in furtheranc­e of his administra­tion’s efforts to preserve and promote the production of ‘ Adire Osun’ as well as bolster the image of Osun as a culturally correct and indigenous product- inclined state.

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