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“My Parents Thought I Will Die”, Governor Fayemi Shares Testimony At 55th Birthday Thanksgiving



Current governor of Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi during a special thanksgiving service and reception to celebrate his 55th birthday yesterday, revealed how his parents thought he might never survive infancy.

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The governor revealed that his parents named him ‘Folorunso’ meaning ‘left in God’s care’ because they were not sure he would survive the childhood stage.

“I give God all the glory for giving me uncommon favour. It is uncommon because my parents never knew I could survive infancy,” he said.

“They had lost two children in quick succession and that was why they named me Folorunso. My parents just thought they should just wait and see the outcome and today I am celebrating 55, I give God all the glory.”

Fayemi added: “For me, challenges are opportunities to make a difference in the lives of human beings, so if you allow me, let us just focus on the work of God to improve the conditions of our society and Country.

“All of the challenges will not go away overnight, but you should believe that God is the one that can always use those of us that have been given grace to lead, to be of service to all his children, we have no choice than to continue to commit ourselves to the Service of God.”


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