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CAN Appoints Professor Fatokun As New General Secretary

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Christian Association of Nigeria CAN has appointed Professor Samson Adetunji Fatokun as the new General Secretary of the religious body in Nigeria.


In a statement Signed by President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Archbishop Daniel Okoh on Tuesday in Abuja said the of appointment of Prof Fatokun appointment follows the retirement of Barr. Joseph Daramola, who has served our organization with distinction in the past 11 years.


According to the statement, It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Samson Adetunji Fatokun as the new General Secretary of the CAN. 


“This appointment follows the retirement of Barr. Joseph Daramola, who has served our organization with distinction in the past 11 years.


“Professor Fatokun is a distinguished scholar and professor of Christian Religious Studies at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He brings to this position a wealth of experience in church leadership and administration, as well as a deep commitment to the Christian faith.


“We are confident that Professor Fatokun will continue to uphold the values and principles of CAN, and work tirelessly to advance the cause of Christianity and promote religious harmony in Nigeria.


“We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Barr. Joseph Daramola for his dedicated service to CAN. His leadership and contributions have been invaluable, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.


“We pray for Professor Fatokun as he assumes his new role, that God will grant him wisdom, strength, and grace to lead with integrity, promote unity among Christians and advance the cause of Christ in Nigeria. Amen.”

The statement added that: “Professor Fatokun is a Professor of Church History, Doctrinal Theology and Pentecostal Studies, Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.


“Prof. Samson Fatokun emerged from the CPFN/PFN Bloc of the Association. He is to replace Barr. Joseph Bade Daramola who will officially rotate out as the General Secretary of the Association on May 31, 2023 after a good long record of service. 


“Professor Fatokun is an Apostle in the Body of Christ, being a member of the General Council of The Apostolic Church Nigeria (TACN), First Classical Pentecostal Denomination and Mother of Apostolic Pentecostal Denominations as far as Nigerian Pentecostal Church History is Concerned.”


He is the Director, Directorate of Archives, Research and Development, TACN LAWNA Territory as well as Chairman, Board of Trustees Samuel Adegboye University, (Glorious Vision University), Ogwa, Edo State.

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Leadership: Power Rotation in Edo State will bring more Unity, fairness-Edo Vibrant Volunteers

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A group known  as Edo Vibrant Volunteers has called for a rotating leadership positions among different regions or groups within our state saying that  the rotation  will no doubt  promote unity, fairness, and a sense of belonging among all citizens. 


In statement jointly signed by Amb Charity OsagieCoordinator, Prince Smart Okosun Dep. Leader, Chief Mrs Lilian Efe Secretary, Dr. Mrs Edith Okojie Woman Leader and Chief Emsaun IkaMember on Tuesday.


According to the statement,  we write to respectfully express our perspective regarding the issue of power rotation in our esteemed state. 


“While we deeply respect your position and the traditions that have guided our community for generations, we believe it is essential to consider the broader principles of democracy and inclusivity in governance.


“As we strive for progress and development in our state, it is crucial to ensure that every segment of our society feels represented and empowered. 


“Power rotation serves as a mechanism to foster inclusivity and equal opportunity for all citizens, regardless of their background or affiliation.


“By rotating leadership positions among different regions or groups within our state, we can promote unity, fairness, and a sense of belonging among all citizens. 


“This approach also allows for the equitable distribution of resources and opportunities, which are essential for sustainable development and social cohesion.”


The statement added that “Furthermore, embracing the principle of power rotation aligns with the values of democracy and participatory governance, where the voice of every individual matters and contributes to the collective welfare of our society. 


“It fosters transparency, accountability, and the ability to address the diverse needs and concerns of our people effectively.


“We understand that change can be challenging, especially when it involves longstanding traditions and beliefs. However, we believe that embracing diversity and adaptability is essential for the progress and prosperity of our state. 


“By embracing power rotation, we can move forward as a more united and inclusive community, where every citizen has the opportunity to contribute to our shared success.
“We respectfully urge the good citizens of Edo State to reconsider their stance on this matter and to engage in open dialogue with stakeholders from all walks of life. 


“Together, we can work towards a future where our state thrives as a shining example of democracy, fairness, and unity.


“Thank you for considering our perspective, and we  look forward to a lasting solution that will foster the growth of our State. Thus a new Edo is possible”

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