THE Governor of ondo state, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the convener of IBI GIGA AMBASSADORS Chief Dr. Alex Ajipe were today in Akure honoured by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Ondo State Chapter for their contributions to nation-building, peace advocacy and entrepreneurship.
In his welcome address, Ondo state CAN Chairman Rev John Ayo Oladapo said the award recognises individuals “who have contributed immensely to nation-building, through peace-related programmes and advocacy, job creation and entrepreneurship.”
Chief Ajipe who was represented at the event by his wife Prophetess Kehinde Marian Ajipe thanked the organiser of the programme for the award saying, “It’s worthy of note to appreciate the collaborative effort of the body in ensuring the continuous reign of peace in the state.”
According to him, the peace and love that the state is currently enjoying can be traced to the indefatigable governor of the state who is working round the clock to make sure peace continues to reign in the state despite the current insecurity challenge in the country.
“It was a great pleasure to have been bestowed with an award today by one of the highest religious body in Nigeria, The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN),”
“We enjoy peace in Ondo state today because we have a caring and listening governor who did not take his people for granted. Therefore we all should support the government in all capacity to make sure peace continue to reign in our dear state” Ajipe said.
He therefore appealed to the Christian body to continue to pray for the government and also preach peace, unity and love
Ondo State Deputy Governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa, received the “Patron of CAN (PCAN)” Award on behalf of the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, at the event held at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Province 4 headquarters in Akure.
Also at the programme are; Royal Father of the Day and new Chairman, Ondo State Council of Obas and Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, Founder of Agape Christian Ministries, Bishop Felix Adejumo, Oluoke of Okeigbo and Awardee, Oba Dr Lawrence Babajide, Olowa of Igbaraoke and an Awardee, Oba Dr Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede, Bishop, Methodist Diocese of Owo, Rt Rev Dr Solomon Adegbie, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Security, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, among others