Oyo State Governor, His Excellency, Senator Abiola Ajimobi asked the residents of Oyo State to neglect the seed of discord and embrace peace and patriotism so that Oyo State can maximise its potentials and create wealth for its citizenry.
The Governor made this appeal today in his speech at the 57th Independence Day Celebration of Nigeria held at the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingba, Ibadan.
Senator Ajimobi added that, Oyo State need to start re-directing its focus to developmental issues instead of small talks that can not add value to the economic pursuits and daily living of the people.
Later in the afternoon, the Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN), Oyo State Chapter organised an Interdenominational service at the Remembrance Arcade, Government House, Agodi, Ibadan to commemorate the Independence Day of Nigeria.
In his address, Apostle I. D. Lawon prayed against the boko haram insurgency, kidnapping, ritual killings, corruption at the National level and also prayed for sustained peace and prosperity in Oyo State.