The new secretary that was appointed for the Northern chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the person of Elder Sunday Oibe.
Until his appointment, Elder Oibe was the Secretary, North West zone of CAN.
The new Northern CAN Scribe was one time the Spokesman of the Northern CAN.
He took over from Rev. Sunday Ibrahim who had held the office in an acting capacity following the death of the substantive Secretary, Danladi Yerima over two years ago.
Performing the inauguration ceremony of the new Secretary of Northern CAN in Kaduna State Secretariat of CAN where the office of Northern Secretariat is located, the Chairman of Northern CAN who doubles as the Executive Secretary of Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev Yakubu Pam, called for cooperation with the new Secretary.
Rev Pam disclosed that the decision to appoint Elder Oibe was taken at CAN National Executive Council (NEC)
He said it was agreed at NEC that the bloc should continue with the position of the Secretary.
“Following the death of Danladi Yerima who died as the secretary, a decision was taken at the NEC meeting that the ECWA/TEKAN bloc should take over the office of the Secretary.
*I am happy to announce that the Acting Secretary Sunday Ibrahim is handing over to Sunday Oibe. However, Sunday Ibrahim remains an exco member of Northern CAN as the treasurer.
“The Secretary is hardworking. He has contributed to the development and growth of CAN. Let’s pray for him for successful tenure of office”. Rev. Pam said.
While handling over, Rev. Sunday Ibrahim said, “I have been holding the office in an acting capacity since the death of Danladi Yerima. It is, therefore, my honor and privilege to hand over to the new Secretary, Sunday Oibe.”
In his response, the newly inaugurated Secretary, Elder Sunday Oibe said: “I am humbled. It is a difficult assignment for me to do. But I have to do it for God. Danladi Yerima’s death was painful to me because of our closeness. I am emotional because of calls I received from people that matter in CAN over this position. But because of God, I am ready to serve CAN. The grace of God will guide me to perform”.
Highlights of the brief ceremony were the special prayer offered for Elder Oibe for God to protect him to work for the progress of the Christian Association as well as group photographs of CAN officials that were present.
Report From Noah Ebije, Kaduna