By Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, business mogul, Kessington Adebutu, traditional rulers and Christian clerics in Ogun State, have joined others to donate at the fundraising of N100m for the new secretariat of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state.
The ceremony held at the Marque section of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Abeokuta, at the weekend, also witnessed the celebration of the birthday of Chief (Mrs) Bola Obasanjo, wife of the former President, organised by the christian body.
Obasanjo, who is the Asiwaju Onigbagbo in the state and the Chairman of the occasion thanked the donors, particularly Adebutu and the traditional rulers for their support for the project.
He disclosed that Adebutu, who is also the Otun Asiwaju Onigbagbo in the state had donated a quarter of the project fund noting “therefore we must made over minds, our body, our hands available to make the remaining 3/4 complete. I must express my appreciation for the contributions of our reverred monarchs too.
The former president thanked the leadership of CAN in Ogun, Bishop Tunde Akin-Akinsanya for making history with the Ogun CAN Secretariat, stressing ” it is historic and noble”.
In his remark, the cleric disclosed that the support of Obasanjo has been unprecedented to make the project a reality.
“Baba, after God Almighty on this project, you are the next. Your eagerness, energy, enthusiasm, motivation, participation and encouragement have brought us this far. Thank you so much,” Akin-Akinsanya said.
Speaking on theme: “The Moment of History is Here”, the Ogun state CAN leader said the Christians in the state were standing on the threshold of history.
“Generations after us will thank us for taking this bold step for the body of Christ in Ogun State”, he added.
He, however, commended the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, Kessington Adebutu, Amb. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu, traditional rulers and the body of Christ and others for their support for the project.