The church also honoured Princess Iyabode Odulate, a former head of civil service in Ogun State, with the same award.
Speaking during the ceremony on Sunday, Odulate, who is presently a commissioner in charge of Ogun and Lagos at the Federal Civil Service Commission in Abuja, described the award as a crowning glory.
“I have received over 250 awards, but this has to do with the church. Once you serve God, you’re serving humanity, and the more you serve the more work you have to do,” she said.
Odulate promised to continue serving God and humanity. “I know my God will give me the strength to forge forward in the service of evangelism and humanity,” she said.
Odulate, a member of the Mellor Methodist Cathedral at Agbowa in Sagamu, charged the younger generation to be committed to the service of God and humanity.
Mrs Makinde was represented at the occasion by a state government delegation led by the executive assistant to Makinde on administration, Rev. Idowu Ogedengbe.
He said the award of knighthood to deserving prominent Nigerians was a call to serve humanity.
According to Ogedengbe, the award to Mrs Makinde was a recognition of the roles she is playing not only within the Christian body but among the masses in the state.
“So, we see this as a great award that testifies to the contributions of Gov. Makinde and his wife to the society,” Ogedengbe said.