The former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ connotes the fulfillment of promise made by God to mankind, calling on elected office holders to always fulfill their campaign promises.
Obasanjo, who spoke in Abeokuta yesterday during the 2012 Ogun State Christmas carol and Service of Nine lessons held at June 12 Cultural Centre, said God fulfilled the promise he made to mankind when he gave His son as a way of bringing humanity back to Him saying, “ as politicians it is very important to fulfill the vows we made with the people”.
The former president said, “What the developing society needs mainly is infrastructure like good roads and basic things of life”.
“As a President, Governor or Chairman of Local Government, once you were able to construct good roads, provide potable water and other infrastructure, you would have been able to solve 80 per cent of the peoples problem”.
Obasanjo said, “as a developing country infrastructure matters, it is the basis on which other development stands, as a government, if you are constructing roads, do not forget water, we can not talk of development if there is no electricity also, all of them are important factors of development”.
While commending Governor Ibikunle Amosun for the ongoing massive road construction in Ogun State, Obasanjo said, “I was arrested with what I saw on ground, and I only wish to tell you that you have started well, but you must continue in that spirit so as to end well”.
“Governor, you have started well but the beginning is not enough, I pray that you end well so that you will continue to enjoy the support of your people”.
Reacting, Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun promised not to relent in his effort to rebuild the state through massive infrastructural transformation.
“One of the promises I made while campaigning was to transform the state and I promise to fulfill it as the government is poised to make the state one of the best in the country,” Amosun assured.
Earlier in his sermon at the event, the President of Baptist Conference in Ogun State, Rev Adesegun Jayesinmi urged Nigerians to show love to each other so as to overcome the current security challenges ravaging the country.
“If there is love Nigeria will not have much stress before it can attain greatness as leaders and followers will perform their expected roles,” he said.