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Minister Commends Ingenuity of the NYSC’s Founding Fathers



Joel Ajayi

The Minister of Sports and Youth Development Mr Sunday Dare has commended the  ingenuity of the leaders who bequeathed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme as well as Nigerians and the persons whose unwavering commitment has led to its sustenance for fifty years now. 

The Minister who made the commendation on Monday at the opening ceremony of NYSC at 50 held in Abuja stated that, the scheme has made invaluable impact in national development since its inception 50 years ago. 

 He noted that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme has kept faith with its objectives and sustained its relevance in the country’s development.

Dare who described  NYSC as the leading youth organisation in Africa explained further that “the hindsight of past presidents and heads of state has nurtured this scheme despite the odds that have threatened its existence.

The NYSC has made an invaluable impact in various aspects of national development, including providing healthcare to rural communities, and also made legendary contributions to education and rural infrastructure.There have been acts of resourcefulness and benevolence, and the nation witnessed remarkable ingenuity from youth corps members during the COVID-19 pandemic and before then during the Ebola virus and HIV/AIDS pandemic.”

While applauding  President Muhammadu Buhari’s contributions to the scheme in the past eight years, Dare also appreciated the president for the privilege to serve the country as minister for sports and youth development.

He therefore called on the leadership of the scheme to see the 50th anniversary as an opportunity to evolve strategies to strengthen the scheme, make it more sustainable, and broaden its scope of operations to enhance its contributions to further drive national development.

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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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