BY OYE AGUNBIADE
It was indeed a gathering of creme de la creme of the society in Akure, Ondo state as the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Celebrated its 45th anniversary and Award ceremony with dignitaries including Royal fathers making it a memorable event
The event which took place at The Redeemed christian Church of God, Province 4 Headquarters also had in attendance christians colourfully dresssed for the occasion.
The ambience and percussion of harmonic rhythm of gospel sounds that welcomed the dignitaries and awardees to say the least showed it was incredibly gratifying to impact humanity let alone promoting the course of the gospel.
in a sermon before the award presentation, Ondo CAN Chairman, Rev Dr John oladapo while reeling praises to God for CAN’s 45th Year of existence said the award recipients were carefully selected based on their contributions to the body of Christ and the society.
Reverend Oladapo who charged christians to strive to be ambassadors of Christ everywhere they are like David, Joseph and Joshua in the Bible said just as the Christian body was honouring the dignitaries, similar event in grand style awaits christ’s Ambassador in heaven.
The CAN Chairman who acknowledged the undaunting position of Governor Akeredolu in protecting his people asked christians to emulate the governor in standing their ground on kingdom matters.
Accepting the role of Patron of Ondo CAN, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu appreciated the support and prayers he had enjoyed from the christian body saying he would work harder in his second term to fastrack growth in all the sectors.
The Governor who was represented by his deputy, Lucky Ayedatiwa further asked the church to be steadfast in prayer for his administration as they were daily confronted by odds in the bid to accomplish their plans.
Highpoint of the event which was the presentation of award has the Oluoke of Okeigbo, His Royal Majesty Oba Oluwole Babajide Bamigbala being decorated as the Best Christian Achiever, while Christian Merit Award goes to His Excellency Hon Lucky Ayedatiwa.
In the category of Christ Ambassadors were Rev Dr Abayomi Adegbite, Rev Dr simeon Borokini, Bishop Felix Adejumo, Baba Aladura, Dr Israel Akinadewo and Apostle Prophet Zachaeus Adeboriota.
Oba Adefarakanmi Agbede, the olowa of Igbaraoke and chief Dr Alexander Ajipe were honored as Christian Man of Honor while Pastor Mrs Olufunke Oloyeloogun bagged Christian woman of Honour.
Dignitaries at the event included the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, senior special adviser to Governor on security, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo ,General Manager Positive Fm, Mr Tunde Abiodun among others