Ondo state Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has called for sustained prayers, sacrifice, cooperation and understanding from the governed to enable government serve them better even in the face of the current economic reality.
Congratulating Christians as they celebrate, Mimiko, in his Easter message, said the occasion should not be seen as a period of winning and dinning alone, adding that it is a period for sober reflection, he thus challenged the people to be more prayerful than ever before and implored them to assist the government more by making more sacrifice.
The Governor said “Jesus’ life exemplified sacrifice. He lived and died for humanity. No sacrifice could be greater than this. As we celebrate Easter, we can engage in winning and drinking. But it is also a period to emulate Christ and reflect on what sacrifice we can make to move the society forward”, he said.
Calling for more sacrifice, Governor Mimiko pleaded with the people of the state to ensure up to date payment of their taxes to enable government continue to make available for them the dividend of democracy.
Insisting that the success of government depend largely on the cooperation and understanding of the people, Mimiko said no doubt the times demand prayers, understanding and maximum cooperation of the people to enable the state maintain its enviable position in the country.
The governor noted that his administration has worked tirelessly to transform Ondo State since he assumed office, adding that he wouldn’t have been able to achieve the unprecedented achievements recorded by his government without the cooperation of the people of the state.
“We have made substantial progress in our transformational strides in the State especially in the areas of healthcare delivery, education, infrastructural development, agriculture, human capital development, among others, this would not have been possible without sacrifices from the citizenry who have made tremendous sacrifices in the areas of the payment of rates and taxes. We implore our people to sustain these sacrifices in the spirit of Easter to enable us do more”, Mimiko pleaded.