Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has congratulated the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC) on the appointment of Sepeteri, Revd. Dr. Israel Ade Akanji, the Oyo State-born as the new president of the Convention.
According to the source, the governor, who equally praised the ex-president, Rev. Dr. Supo Ayokunle, for the huge success recorded by the NBC under his leadership, charged Akanji to take the NBC to a greater level.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, in a statement quoted the governor as expressing confidence in the president-elect of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.
He has served as the clergy in charge of the First Baptist Church, Garki, Abuja, feeling that there’s no doubt that NBC will make greater gains under his leadership.
The statement also reads: “I congratulate the entire Baptist Family across Oyo State and Nigeria on the recent appointment of Dr. Israel Ade Akanji as the new president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.
“I, particularly, congratulate my brother, Revd. Dr. Akanji, who has always been a great ambassador of Oyo State in God’s vineyard.
“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 immediate past NBC president, His Eminence, Revd. Dr. Supo Ayokunle.
“I would like to encourage the duo of Rev. Dr. Ayokunle and Rev. 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.
“It is my prayer that God will continue to uphold the NBC and strengthen it to continue to push the frontiers of the gospel of Christ.”