AFRICAN CHURCH HONOURS THREE GOVERNORS
The African Church will honour Governors Babatunde Raji Fashola, Godswill Akpabio and Otunba Gbenga Daniel of Lagos, Akwa Ibom and Ogun states respectively as well as the acting lay president of the church, Chief Ebenezer Okunowo, during this year's 'Founder's Day Anniversary.'
The event, which would start with annual convention between October 4 and 9, at the Solution Camp, Sam Ewang Estate, Ogun State, is scheduled to hold on October 13, while the 'Founder's Day anniversary and Appreciation Service' holds on October 17, 2010.
According to the publicity secretary of the church, John Idowu Taiwo, 'the honourees were singled out for their display of exemplary leadership qualities, land mark achievements, passion and profession of goodwill towards the church at all times.'
Fashola is being honoured for returning two of the church's secondary schools in Lagos to it and for sparing the church's premier cathedral at 59 Broad Street, Lagos from being demolished when the Bank of Industry building was being pulled down.
Akpabio is also being honoured for arranging a grand reception for the Most Rev. Emmanuel Josiah Udofia soon after he became the primate of the church, for donating a brand Prado Jeep and a bus to the Primate and National Secretariat of the Church respectively, for assisting financially to complete the Bishop's Court and for hosting the Primate, Bishops and members of the General Committee of the church in August 2010 at Uyo, the Akwa-Ibom State capital.
Daniel is equally receiving the honour for returning the African Church Grammar School, Owu, Abeokuta, Ogun State to the church and for assisting the church ward off trespassers from encroaching on the church's Solution Camp located at Sam Ewang Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State, while Okunowo is also being honoured for his many financial contributions to the church, one of which includes scholarship scheme in memories of late Most Rev SOB Oyewoye and late Bishop Oyewole Ateji.