The Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has congratulated the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC) on the appointment of Sepeteri, Oyo State-born Revd Dr Israel Ade Akanji, as the new President of the Convention.
The Governor, who equally lauded the outgoing President, Revd Dr Supo Ayokunle, for the great progress recorded by the NBC under his leadership, charged Revd Dr Akanji to take the NBC to greater heights.
The State Governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Taiwo Adisa, expressed confidence in the President-elect of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, who is the Pastor in-charge of the First Baptist Church, Garki, Abuja; noting that he has no doubt that the NBC will make greater exploits under his leadership.
Governor Makinde noted that: “This appointment is a testimony to the goodness of God in his life and how far he has come. I have no doubt that he will take NBC to greater heights, building on the great progress achieved by our father, the CAN President and outgoing NBC President, His Eminence, Revd Dr Supo Ayokunle.
He added that: “I would like to encourage the duo of Revd Dr Ayokunle and Revd Dr Akanji with the words of Bart Millard’s hymn “Stand up for Jesus,” that they should continue to lift up Christ’s royal banner.”
The State Governor prayed that God will continue to uphold the NBC and strengthen it to continue to push the frontiers of the gospel of Christ.