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CAN Appoints Professor Fatokun As New General Secretary



Joel Ajayi

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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Nigeria, South Korea Re-open Talks On Solid Minerals Development



Joel Ajayi

Talks on revising a Memorandum of Understanding between Nigeria and South Korea on investments in the solid minerals sector topped discussions between Nigerian public and private sector officials and the South Korean government recently.

“The Nigerian side comprised officials of the Ministry of Solid Minerals Development, MSMD, and Oando Mining Company, while the Korean Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources, KIGAM, and Korean Mines Rehabilitation and Mineral Resources Corporation, KOMIR, represented South Korea.

“Dr Abdulrazaq Garba, the Director-General of the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency, NGSA, represented the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Oladele Alake, at the talks which were held under the auspices of the Seventh Korea-Africa Economic Co-operation conference in Busan, South Korea,” it further revealed.

According to the statement, both sides resolved to review the 2006 MoU to include training of Nigerian mining professionals in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Ore Modelling, Mineral Processing, research, and exploration of critical minerals such as lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese, and graphite.

KIGAM president, Dr. Pyeong Koo-lee, offered to collaborate with Nigeria to explore the large deposits of lithium-bearing pegmatites.

He said KIGAM has the best technology in lithium ore processing, adding that the beneficiation process can reduce the carbon to improve the grade of the ore.

On his part, Vice President of the state-owned KOMIR, Dr.Alex Kwon, expressed interest in overseas mining investment, adding that KOMIR provides technical and financial assistance and investment in the exploration and mining of solid minerals. Noting that KOMIR partner’s private sector to invest in the global mining industry.

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