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Story By Akinola Emmanuel, March 4, 2021

In acknowledgement of his stand and support for the Christian faith and exemplary service to humanity, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) conferred on the Vice President a special award of the Defender of Faith.

The event was at the 16th Biennial Delegate Conference of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) held at the Michael Okpara Square in Enugu, Enugu State.

Accepting the award, the Vice President thanked the PFN for the recognition,
noting that “there can be no more coveted preferment than that conferred by
one’s brethren,” and adding in prayer that “you all will receive not just honour
from men here on earth but in the end also from the Lord God Almighty, in
Jesus name.

Speaking on the theme of the conference “the unquenchable light”, Prof.
Osinbajo said “we must bear this gospel of Jesus Christ knowing that it is the
beacon of hope and succour for our nation. As bearers of the gospel we are
the reconcilers-in-chief.”

The Vice President had earlier conveyed the felicitations of President
Muhammadu Buhari to the outgoing PFN President, Revd Felix Omobude on the
successful and glorious completion of his tenure in office and congratulated
the incoming President, Bishop Francis Wale Oke.

Commending the smooth transition in the leadership of the PFN, Prof. Osinbajo
said “I must commend the smooth electoral process leading to the emergence
of the President and his deputy unopposed.”

“This is as it should be. The PFN certainly has a lot to teach us the politicians.
We pray that the Lord will give this executive good success in Jesus name,” he
said.

Aside Bishop Wale Oke who was elected as PFN President, Archbishop John
Praise Daniel, the Presiding Archbishop of the Dominion Chapel International
Churches was also elected Vice President.

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