Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has urged religious institutions to promote and strengthen moral standards among the populace.
The governor stated this 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.
According to the governor, this would form part of efforts at salvaging the country from its present socio-economic and religious woes, among others.
While stating that all hands must be on deck to arrest moral decadence in the society, he noted that national development and nation-building remain the duty of all.
Oyetola also called for societal reforms in line with the moral standards, which he said, remain the panacea to the nation’s socio-economic and religious woes.
The governor who warned that religious intolerance is injurious to the unity and collective peace of the country stressed that as people, Nigerians must respect the country’s diversity.
While noting that his administration had demonstrated the capacity to be just and fair to all regardless of political or religious leanings, Oyetola added that he had ensured equitable distribution of services and infrastructure since he assumed office.
He described organized institutions as opinion moulders responsible for moulding the moral profile of the society.
Speaking earlier 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.