Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday flagged off the COVID-19 Drive-Walk Through Testing programme in the state aimed at controlling the spread of the virus.

Governor Seyi Makinde has congratulated the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC) on the appointment of Revd. Dr Israel Ade Akanji, as the new president of the Convention.

In his congratulatory statement released by Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Makinde charged Akanji to keep up Christ’s royal banner.

The governor, who equally lauded the immediate past president, Revd. Dr Supo Ayokunle, for the great progress recorded by the NBC under his leadership, charged Akanji to take the NBC to greater heights.

Makinde expressed confidence in the president-elect of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, who served as the clergy 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.

“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.


“Particularly, I 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.

“Also, 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.

“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” Makinde prayed.

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