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Baptist Youths Felicitates CAN President, Supo Ayokunle at 63



By Our Reporter

The Nigerian Baptist Convention Youth Conference, NBCYC, has felicitated the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, President who also doubles as the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, NBC, on his 63rd birthday celebration.

The felicitation message was contained in a press release issued and personally signed by the Nigerian Baptist Convention Youth Conference, NBCYC, President, Pastor Enunuaye Onajite, today, Saturday, in Jos, the Plateau State capital describing the birthday celebrant as an exemplary leader and the father of youths in Nigeria.

He said, “We felicitate our father, Rev Dr Samson Supo Ayokunle on his 63rd birthday celebration.

“Baba as fondly called has exhibited the grace of God upon his with and ministry with the candor and decorum with which he is navigating the ship of both the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Baptist Convention through the troubled waters.

“Brethren in Nigeria have not had a leader that would stand stoutly for them and speak truth to the power and principalities in recent times times him.

“Nigerian Christians have never been this unanimous in pushing for a favourable environment to practice our faith like now. This is because we have a focused, sterling, committed and godly leaders ably led by Rev Ayokunle.

“Despite the myriad of challenges confronting the nation and Christians in particular, Ayokunle and his team have consistently given out God’s instructions on what to do at a particular time. This is reflected in the recent directive of the CAN to all Christians in the country to fast, pray and march in protest against the killings of Christians in Nigeria.”

He added that the celebrant is a mobiliser, reconciliator, and man of peace.

“You will recall that the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, CSN, and others left CAN long ago but today, by the help of God, CSN and others who have left CAN have rejoined. This has further bridged the gap in the Christian community.

The youth leader prayed for more grace and good health for the celebrant to further serve God and humanity.

Supo Ayokunle, a Baptist Pastor is the 7th President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, the largest Christian ecumenical body in Africa. He was re-elected in 2019.

The CAN President was born on January 25, 1957, in Oyo town, Oyo state. He is a Baptist Pastor and seasoned administrator.

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