Kayode Fayemi, the current Ekiti State Governor, who marked his 55th birthday on Sunday revealed how his parents thought he will die at infancy.
He made this known during a special thanksgiving service and reception to celebrate his 55th birthday.
Fayemi, said his parents gave him the name ‘Folorunso’ which means ‘left in God’s care’ because they were unsure he would survive the childhood phase.
“I give God all the glory for giving me uncommon favour. It is uncommon because my parents never knew I could survive infancy,”
“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.”
“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.” Fayemi added.
See photos from the birthday