Speaking at a welcome ceremony, Adeboye said
"We thank God for your life sir. We thank God for your courage, for your boldness, we thank God for your being willing to take risks so that your people can be protected. You have been a governor who knows when to say enough is enough in defense of his people. And I'm sure you know what I'm talking about and am sure the world knows. I don't want to say more than that but be assured that we are praying for you and you will succeed in Jesus name."
Adeboye urged other governors to stand up in defense of their people.
"We wish all other governors who stand for their people defend their people and know when to say enough is enough success and we thank God for their life."he said
Governor Fayose who said he had woken up very early enough to receive the Adeboye, said he was sure all Ekiti people are blessed with his coming.
"I know what it is for you to go round . And we pray that the almighty will continue to be with you as you transverse the length and breadth of the world spreading the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have longed and waited for your coming. We appreciate your coming because we know what it means. You have been an inspiration to so many and are indeed We need prayers that the Lord would make our year 2017 a meaningful one. We believe in God We believe in you. The Bible says if we believe in the Prophet. We will have the benefits of the prophet and the benefits of God."
Revealing that Ado-Ekiti remain his home as his grandmother had hailed from the town, Pastor Adeboye explained to the Ewi of Ado that he could not resist his invitation to call at the palace even though his schedules were tight. He therefore promised to specially visit the monarch someday, saying:
"Kabiyesi, this is my home as my grand mother hailed from here. Many have been waiting for me in all parts of the state and I have to visit all of them, that is why I haven't been coming. But I promise to specially visit you someday."