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Only Jesus Christ can earn believers crown of glory, says Ndukuba


Chairman, Immanuel College Board of Directors, Bishop Humphrey Olumakaiye (second right) decorating Primate Henry Ndukuba (second left) shortly after the award<br />

Grand Fellow Award For Primate
• Makinde, Akeredolu, Abiodun, Others Honoured

Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Revd Henry Ndukuba has assured Christians of God’s divine and eternal reward to those who serve Him faithfully and humanity, as well.


Ndukuba, who preached on the theme: “Knowing Fully Well That Your Labour of Love Is Not In Vain” at the grand finale of the 60th Graduation Anniversary and Valedictory Service of the Immanuel College of Theology and Christian Education, Samonda, Ibadan, Oyo State, recently, said Crown of Glory could only be received in Jesus Christ. He urged the audience to serve God with diligence and sincerity.

The Anglican Metropolitan was conferred with the Grand Fellow of the Immanuel College Academy of Theology (G-FICAT), alongside other distinguished personalities, such as Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; his Ondo State counterpart, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu and Ogun State Governor, Prince (Dr.) Adedapo Abiodun.

Others were the wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs.) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu; Engr. (Mrs.) Oluseyi Afolabi, who also delivered a paper on the topic: “The Church’s response to Domestic Violence in the Society,” and Dr. Olutoyin Okeowo.


Most Revd. (Dr.) A. A. Agbaje; Rt. Revd. G.B. Oloniyo; J.O.A. Fabuluje and Rev. Canon J.A. Akanya were awarded Post-humous award while the Rt. Revd. J.O.K. Olowokure, the Rt. Revd. (Prof.) J. Akin Omoyajowo; the Rt. Revd. S.O. Oyelade and the Very Revd. (Dr.) J.O. Kayode was given the Living Legend award

The Prelate Emeritus of Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr. S. Ola Makinde and the Rt. Revd. G.I.O. Olajide retired Anglican Bishop of Ibadan were the Grandfathers of the day.

The ceremony, which was anchored by the Chairman of the Immanuel College Board of Directors, Rt. Revd (Dr.) Humphrey Olumakaiye was planned by a committee headed by Rt. Revd. (Dr.) S.A. Adegbite, assisted by the Rt. Revd. (Dr.) J. Olusola Odedeji.

The Anglican Archbishops of Ibadan and Lagos, the Most Revd. (Dr.) Segun Okubadejo and Most Revd (Dr.) Michael Fape, among others, graced the occasion.


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