A new President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has emerged. He is Kano-born cleric, Most Rev. Daniel Chukwudumebi Okoh, who is the General Superintendent of the Christ Holy Church, also known as Nation Builders, Odozi-Obodo.
This was revealed in a statement made available to the media today by CAN spokesman, Joseph Daramola.
The Most Rev. Okoh was born on November 12, 1963, in Kano to Christian parents. He is a native of Ndoni, in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. He is married to Ngozi, and they are blessed with four children.
Archbishop Okoh is a product of the famous Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha. In 1988, he graduated from the University of Port-Harcourt with Second Class Upper Division in Political Science and Education. Thereafter, he attended Christ Holy Church Seminary, Onitsha and was awarded a diploma in Theology.
He has since his graduation undertaken many courses and participated in seminars that are relevant to his ministry work both in Nigeria and abroad.
As the General Superintendent of Christ Holy Church International – an African Independent Church – he leads his denomination in ecumenical relations with other denominations in the body of Christ and engages with people of other religions in dialogue for peaceful co-existence and sustainable development.
CAN,the umbrella body for all followers of Christ in Nigeria is made up of five blocs: the Christian Council of Nigeria, CCN; the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, CSN; Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, CPFN/Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN; Organisation of African Instituted Churches, OAIC; TEKAN and ECWA Fellowship.
The general assembly of CAN is scheduled for July 27, to usher in the new administration.
The assembly also marks the end of the tenure of the outgoi CAN President, Revd. Dr. Samson Olusupo Ayokunle.