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Lagos Central Diocese of The African Church hosts Primate Abbe


From L – R: Bro. Fiyin Olumide, Diocesan Treasurer, The Rt. Rev’d Dr. A. I. Dawodu and his wife, Mrs. Dayo Dawodu, His Eminence, Julius O. O. Abbe, The Primate of The African Church and his wife, Mrs. Dorcas Abbe, Dr. Segun Adenekan, Vice Lay President and Bro. Wale Soetan, Diocesan Secretary during Abbe’s New Year Episcopal visit to Lagos Central Diocese of The African Church.<br />

Last Sunday, the Lagos Central Diocese of The African Church played host to the Primate of The African Church, His Eminence, Julius Olayinka Abbe.

In his New Year Message to the diocese titled: ‘A New Song,’ which text was taken from Psalm 96:1-4; the cleric told the congregation that the greatest task anyone could do for God in 2021 is to always praise and honour Him.

“The three reasons why it is important to praise God in 2021 is that one, our salvation is assured. Two, God’s glory will become visible in our lives and three, for the continuation of all His wonderful works in our lives. By always giving thanks to God, a believer will occupy a prominent place in His presence and a wall of defence will surely be built around him/her,” he said.


The Primate assured the congregation that God would see Nigeria through the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. He urged medical experts and health officials to carefully investigate the vaccine that will be brought to Nigeria to ascertain if it is proper to be taken by human beings, and that it is the same as what they are administering to people in developed countries before it is given to anyone.

“In as much as it is true that God will protect His people, believers should also ensure that they adhere strictly to all the measures put in place by government and maintain good personal hygiene,” he said.

Abbe, who was warmly received by diocese members in a colourful service at The African Church, Bethlehem Cathedral, Ebute-Metta, Lagos was full of appreciation to God and the diocese for their support over the years. He prayed God to continue to uphold and bless the diocese to the glory of His name.

In attendance at the service were Bishop of the diocese, Rt. Rev Dr. A. I. Dawodu; Vice Lay President, Dr. Segun Adenekan; Diocesan Secretary, Bro. Wale Soetan; Provost of The Cathedral, Ven. E. O. Ogunbiyi; Cathedral People’s Warden, Bro. Dotun Adekoya, as well as the diocese’s ministers and laity members.


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