Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday lauded the immediate past President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Samson Ayokunle for retiring from The Baptist Convention, saying he has done enough for the Baptist and Christians at large.
The governor spoke at the 65th birthday anniversary, retirement thanksgiving service, and launching of the Ministry of Rev. Samson Ayokunle, held at Oritamefa Baptist Church, Yemetu, Ibadan.
He said that Oyo State is most blessed with the crops of spiritual leaders that surround the state, adding that Rev. Samson Ayokunle is a pride of the state.
He said: “I want to greet every one of you, eminent personalities, religious leaders, prominent Christian leaders, and heads of churches here. I duly recognize every one of you. And I want to especially appreciate you for coming to celebrate one of your own and one of our own, the National President of CAN, Rev. Supo Ayokunle.
“To the celebrant of today, it is my pleasure to celebrate with you. We thank God for what he has used you to achieve, not only for the Baptist Convention but for Christians in Nigeria.
“In Oyo State, we are the most blessed. This is because we have the President of CAN; President of PFN and President of CAC worldwide. They are all within here.”
He charged Nigerians to choose their leaders wisely in 2023.