Communiqué issued at the end of the first session of the Twelfth synod of the Diocese of Akoko, Ecclesiastical Province of Ondo, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) held at all Saints’ Church Ajowa- Akoko from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th June 2018

Communiqué issued at the end of the first session of the Twelfth synod of the Diocese of Akoko, Ecclesiastical Province of Ondo, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) held at all Saints’ Church Ajowa- Akoko from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th June 2018

1. The First Session of the Twelfth Synod of the Diocese of Akoko, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), was held under the guidance of the Holy Spirit with the opening and closing services held at All Saints Church, Ajowa-Akoko, from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th June 2018.

2. The Synod was presided over by the Diocesan, The Most Revd. Gabriel A. Akinbiyi. The Synod has as its theme “WHAT KIND OF MAN IS THIS?” (Matthew 8 Vs 27 (NIV).

3. The Synod appreciated the guest preacher and the Bible Study Leader, The Rt. Rev’d Dr. Stephen Ayodeji Fagbemi (Bishop of the Diocese of Owo) for a thought-provoking ministration during the Synod Session.

4. The Synod Studied, deliberated and reflected extensively on the theme and came to a consensus on some salient issues that were of great importance to move the Diocese forward. At the end of the Synod, the Diocese issued a Communiqué as follows:

2.0 THE SYNOD THEME:

2.1. The Synod noted that the theme: “What Kind of Man is this?” is apt and timely, taking into cognizance the heresies that have bedeviled the contemporary Church.

The theme points to Jesus’ christology as “The Virgin – born Messiah who came to redeem His people from their sins and whose mission is to fulfill God’s redemptive purpose.” It indicates that wherever Jesus is, the storms of life become calm.

The fact that Jesus rebuked the disciples before rebuking the sea shows “that discipleship involves a faith which is a practical trust and which excludes anxiety.”

The particular miracle of Jesus over nature shows Jesus as the eternal, uncreated Creator of the universe. It shows that in difficult times, Jesus is able to bring peace. It is also a lesson to all Christians about faith and fear. Jesus wants all of us to have faith even in the most difficult situation of life.

When the storms of doubt seek to uproot the very foundations of the faith, there is a steady safety in the presence of Jesus Christ. The lesson of the Synod theme is that when the storm of life shakes our souls, Jesus Christ is there to calm it.

3.0 STATE OF THE NATION

3.1 The Synod commiserated with the affected families who lost their loved ones in the Catholic Church attack in Benue State and noted with great concern that, of recent, Nigerians hopes and expectations have been dashed by the mishaps and devastating killings across the country making the daily newspapers always horrible for people to read. Almost every part of our dear Nation is affected and government’s response has been like one expecting a noise in the graveyard. Initially, it was Boko Haram, but now it is a more dreaded group, Fulani Herdsmen. At the early stage, their focus was the farmland of innocent farmers whose crops were destroyed under the guise of grazing. What Nigerians experience now are gruesome killings and kidnappings of harmless and unprotected people pursuing their daily works.The question is how long will innocent people continue to experience these murderous activities of Fulani herdsmen?

3.2. Attack on the Church: Recently, two Catholic Priests and seventeen other worshipers were shot dead in cold blood at the altar of God. It was another black Sunday on 3rd June 2018 in Benue State. It is most disheartening that the president of this our great nation has refused to make a categorical statement about this issue.The Synod, therefore, advises the government to make protection of lives and properties their primary duty.

3.3 National Budget: The Synod noted with great concern the constant delay in the passage of National budget. It has taken the National Assembly seven months to scrutinize the 2018 Budget. This, the Synod felt was not ideal if we are to be serious about the growth of the nation. The Synod therefore called on the National Assembly to always hasten the passage of the annual budget.

3.4 Education: The Synod called on parents to rise up to their basic responsibilities of moulding the characters of their children because parents are the first contact in educating children. The parents, should as a matter of fact make themselves enviable role models and also assist teachers in making our children good ambassadors in the society. Synod called on government to adequately fund education and upgrade educational sector for our teachers so as to enable them make teaching profession more attractive and develop skills to a perfect standard.

3.5 Power Sector: The Synod noted the failure of government in the power sector despite the huge sum of money purported to have been spent over the years. No Nigerian would love to remain in darkness at night if supply of electricity is guaranteed. For the nation to grow, government needs to provide stable electric power supply to encourage and attract foreign investors to our country.

3.6 Religious discrimination:The Synod noted that the 110 secondary school girls were abducted from Dapchi in Yobe State early this year. However, the Federal Government negotiated with Boko Haram and secured the release of all Muslim girls; while Leah Sharibu, the only Christian girl was not released. The Synod, therefore, called on the Federal Government to urgently secure the release of Leah Sharibu to justify that President Buhari is fair to all irrespective of their religious inclinations.

3.7 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS: The Synod noted the preparation for the next general elections and the yearnings for a responsive Government. It therefore behoves on Christians to demonstrate their willingness to participate in the forthcoming elections by registering and obtaining their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) and vote according to their conscience.

3.8 AGRICULTURE: The Synod noted the diversification efforts of the Government in reducing hunger in the country. It appealed to the Government to do more by relaxing the interest rate on agricultural loans and equipment so that more people could embark on agriculture.

3.9 RESTRUCTURING/FISCAL FEDERALISM: The Synod noted that the incessant problems, agitations and threats to the peaceful co-existence generally in Nigeria as encapsulated in Boko Haram, murderous Fulani Herdsmen, IPOB/MASSOB, Oduduwa Republic, Niger Delta and Resource Control, are all functions of the lopsidedness in the sharing of political power.
The Synod therefore called on the Federal Government that the only panacea to end all these agitations is to restructure the country and ensure fiscal federalism.
4.0. ONDO STATE
4.1 The Synod observed that Ondo State which used to be the cynosure of eyes in the area of education is now posing a big threat to parents. Government announcement of recent increment of over 300 percent tuition fees in our institutions of learning imposes financial hardship on the parents; despite the electoral promise to make life bearable to people before coming to power. The Synod’s heart bleeds as a result of this, because many students have dropped out of School. Synod hereby called on government for a review of its recent policy and pronouncement on education.
4.2 Road Network: The Synod noted and appreciated the efforts made by the present administration in Ondo State on rehabilitation of some roads in Akoko especially Oke-Afaa Supare, Akungba-Iwaro-Oka-Epinmi-Isua, Jubilee-Ugbe roads, as well as the three box culverts in Ikare-Akoko.
It however observed that all the Federal roads passing through Akoko are in deplorable conditions. The Synod hereby called on the State and Federal Governments to speedily attend to the reconstruction/rehabilitation of the following roads: Owo-Akungba-Ikare-Okeagbe-Omuo, Ipele-Idoani-Ifira-Isua-Kabba, Irun-Ikare-Epinmi, Ikaram-Akunnu, Irun-Afin-Okeagbe, Ajowa-Igashi/Eriti-Omuo, Okeagbe-Ese-Irun-Ogbagi, etc. so as to improve the masses’ economic potentials, security of lives and properties.
In conclusion, the Synod called the attention of the government to the incessant kidnappings taking place in Akoko land particularly in certain locations which includes: Akunu road, Igasi road, Oba road, Ipesi – Ifira road and Okeagbe – Ajowa road etc. The Synod implored the government to mobilize the security agencies to these places in order to eliminate this dangerous trend of kidnapping and terrorism.

1. The First Session of the Twelfth Synod of the Diocese of Akoko, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), was held under the guidance of the Holy Spirit with the opening and closing services held at All Saints Church, Ajowa-Akoko, from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th June 2018.

2. The Synod was presided over by the Diocesan, The Most Revd. Gabriel A. Akinbiyi. The Synod has as its theme “WHAT KIND OF MAN IS THIS?” (Matthew 8 Vs 27 (NIV).

3. The Synod appreciated the guest preacher and the Bible Study Leader, The Rt. Rev’d Dr. Stephen Ayodeji Fagbemi (Bishop of the Diocese of Owo) for a thought-provoking ministration during the Synod Session.

4. The Synod Studied, deliberated and reflected extensively on the theme and came to a consensus on some salient issues that were of great importance to move the Diocese forward. At the end of the Synod, the Diocese issued a Communiqué as follows:

2.0 THE SYNOD THEME:

2.1. The Synod noted that the theme: “What Kind of Man is this?” is apt and timely, taking into cognizance the heresies that have bedeviled the contemporary Church.
The theme points to Jesus’ christology as “The Virgin – born Messiah who came to redeem His people from their sins and whose mission is to fulfill God’s redemptive purpose.” It indicates that wherever Jesus is, the storms of life become calm.
The fact that Jesus rebuked the disciples before rebuking the sea shows “that discipleship involves a faith which is a practical trust and which excludes anxiety.”
The particular miracle of Jesus over nature shows Jesus as the eternal, uncreated Creator of the universe. It shows that in difficult times, Jesus is able to bring peace. It is also a lesson to all Christians about faith and fear. Jesus wants all of us to have faith even in the most difficult situation of life.
When the storms of doubt seek to uproot the very foundations of the faith, there is a steady safety in the presence of Jesus Christ. The lesson of the Synod theme is that when the storm of life shakes our souls, Jesus Christ is there to calm it.

3.0 STATE OF THE NATION

3.1 The Synod commiserated with the affected families who lost their loved ones in the Catholic Church attack in Benue State and noted with great concern that, of recent, Nigerians hopes and expectations have been dashed by the mishaps and devastating killings across the country making the daily newspapers always horrible for people to read. Almost every part of our dear Nation is affected and government’s response has been like one expecting a noise in the graveyard. Initially, it was Boko Haram, but now it is a more dreaded group, Fulani Herdsmen. At the early stage, their focus was the farmland of innocent farmers whose crops were destroyed under the guise of grazing. What Nigerians experience now are gruesome killings and kidnappings of harmless and unprotected people pursuing their daily works.The question is how long will innocent people continue to experience these murderous activities of Fulani herdsmen?

3.2. Attack on the Church: Recently, two Catholic Priests and seventeen other worshipers were shot dead in cold blood at the altar of God. It was another black Sunday on 3rd June 2018 in Benue State. It is most disheartening that the president of this our great nation has refused to make a categorical statement about this issue.The Synod, therefore, advises the government to make protection of lives and properties their primary duty.

3.3 National Budget: The Synod noted with great concern the constant delay in the passage of National budget. It has taken the National Assembly seven months to scrutinize the 2018 Budget. This, the Synod felt was not ideal if we are to be serious about the growth of the nation. The Synod therefore called on the National Assembly to always hasten the passage of the annual budget.

3.4 Education: The Synod called on parents to rise up to their basic responsibilities of moulding the characters of their children because parents are the first contact in educating children. The parents, should as a matter of fact make themselves enviable role models and also assist teachers in making our children good ambassadors in the society. Synod called on government to adequately fund education and upgrade educational sector for our teachers so as to enable them make teaching profession more attractive and develop skills to a perfect standard.

3.5 Power Sector: The Synod noted the failure of government in the power sector despite the huge sum of money purported to have been spent over the years. No Nigerian would love to remain in darkness at night if supply of electricity is guaranteed. For the nation to grow, government needs to provide stable electric power supply to encourage and attract foreign investors to our country.

3.6 Religious discrimination:The Synod noted that the 110 secondary school girls were abducted from Dapchi in Yobe State early this year. However, the Federal Government negotiated with Boko Haram and secured the release of all Muslim girls; while Leah Sharibu, the only Christian girl was not released. The Synod, therefore, called on the Federal Government to urgently secure the release of Leah Sharibu to justify that President Buhari is fair to all irrespective of their religious inclinations.

3.7 2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS: The Synod noted the preparation for the next general elections and the yearnings for a responsive Government. It therefore behoves on Christians to demonstrate their willingness to participate in the forthcoming elections by registering and obtaining their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) and vote according to their conscience.

3.8 AGRICULTURE: The Synod noted the diversification efforts of the Government in reducing hunger in the country. It appealed to the Government to do more by relaxing the interest rate on agricultural loans and equipment so that more people could embark on agriculture.

3.9 RESTRUCTURING/FISCAL FEDERALISM: The Synod noted that the incessant problems, agitations and threats to the peaceful co-existence generally in Nigeria as encapsulated in Boko Haram, murderous Fulani Herdsmen, IPOB/MASSOB, Oduduwa Republic, Niger Delta and Resource Control, are all functions of the lop-sidedness in the sharing of political power.
The Synod therefore called on the Federal Government that the only panacea to end all these agitations is to restructure the country and ensure fiscal federalism.

4.0. ONDO STATE
4.1 The Synod observed that Ondo State which used to be the cynosure of eyes in the area of education is now posing a big threat to parents. Government announcement of recent increment of over 300 percent tuition fees in our institutions of learning imposes financial hardship on the parents; despite the electoral promise to make life bearable to people before coming to power. The Synod’s heart bleeds as a result of this, because many students have dropped out of School. Synod hereby called on government for a review of its recent policy and pronouncement on education.

4.2 Road Network: The Synod noted and appreciated the efforts made by the present administration in Ondo State on rehabilitation of some roads in Akoko especially Oke-Afaa Supare, Akungba-Iwaro-Oka-Epinmi-Isua, Jubilee-Ugbe roads, as well as the three box culverts in Ikare-Akoko.

It however observed that all the Federal roads passing through Akoko are in deplorable conditions. The Synod hereby called on the State and Federal Governments to speedily attend to the reconstruction/rehabilitation of the following roads: Owo-Akungba-Ikare-Okeagbe-Omuo, Ipele-Idoani-Ifira-Isua-Kabba, Irun-Ikare-Epinmi, Ikaram-Akunnu, Irun-Afin-Okeagbe, Ajowa-Igashi/Eriti-Omuo, Okeagbe-Ese-Irun-Ogbagi, etc. so as to improve the masses’ economic potentials, security of lives and properties.

In conclusion, the Synod called the attention of the government to the incessant kidnappings taking place in Akoko land particularly in certain locations which includes: Akunu road, Igasi road, Oba road, Ipesi – Ifira road and Okeagbe – Ajowa road etc. The Synod implored the government to mobilize the security agencies to these places in order to eliminate this dangerous trend of kidnapping and terrorism.

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The Most Rev’d Gabriel A. Akinbiyi
The Diocesan Bishop of Akoko and
Archbishop Elect of Ondo Ecclesiastical Province

The Place of Comfort – No more Hunger and No more Thirst

The Place of Comfort – No more Hunger and No more Thirst

Following Jesus

SUB THEME: THE PRESENCE OF GOD
TOPIC: The Place of Comfort – No more Hunger and No more Thirst
TEXT: Rev. 7:13-17; John 6:35
AIM: To encourage us to bear hunger and thirst on earth until we get to where there will be no more hunger or thirst.

INTRODUCTION: Hunger or thirst is not necessarily evil. They are helpful warning signals that help to keep us healthy. The trouble is evident when they cannot be satisfied, usually as a result of poverty or lack, in which case severe suffering could result. In God’s presence, there will be none of these. Don’t make them your god (Phil. 3:19), neither let them determine your life. Be assured that God is our Great Provider and satisfaction.

STUDY GUIDE
1. (a)Explain the ‘hunger no more’ and ‘thirst no more’ within the context of Rev. 7: 16-17.
(b)Compare this with the experience of Paul the Apostle in I Cor. 4:11 and 2 Cor. 11:27
(c)Read and discuss Deut. 8:3 in relation to our experience today.
2. (a)How has God responded to the challenge of hunger and thirst, be it spiritual or physical?
Matt. 14: 14-21; John 6:32-35; Rev. 7:16-17.
(b)How should we respond to such persons around us today? I Cor. 16:1-4; 2 Cor. 11:9.
3. (a)Discuss how heaven would be like in the absence of hunger, thirst and unfulfilled desires? Rev. 7:15.
(b)What manner of men then must we be on earth where such abound if we have Heaven in view?
I Tim. 6:5-9; Job1:20-22; I Cor. 7:29-31; 2 Peter 3:11-14.

CONCLUSION: We are strangers on earth, pilgrims who are passing through. The earth is not a permanent dwelling place for us. God uses many ways, including even hunger, to remind us of this as believers. However, while we are still here on earth. Love and sharing are basic for all who are in Him. But ultimately, it is only God who can permanently solve the challenge of hunger.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: We shall hunger no more someday.

MEMORY VERSE: Rev. 7:15

Following Jesus

Following Jesus

Following Jesus

THEME: FOLLOWING JESUS (Part I)
TEXT: Luke 9:57-61; Matt. 8:19-22
To follow Jesus means that you are to abandon the unprofitable ways you are treading presently, the people whom you must have been following before. What you must have been doing or following before and now discovered to be unprofitable and abandoned it for a right one.

To follow Jesus there are some steps one must take in-order to follow Jesus, He or She needs to leave his or her former road and make a U-turn to follow the master Jesus. To follow Jesus requires our obedience and our loyalty to Him which must be total (100%) and nothing more.

Jesus call all His twelve (12) disciples from their various occupation, which was divinely interrupted. He called peter at the Sea of Gen-ness-a-ret, where He was doing his fishing business (Luke 5:1-11).
John and James were also working with their father at the sea of Galilee when the Lord called them. Matthew was a tax collector, he was very busy collecting tax at the border of the town and Jesus called him to business of preaching and healing, his life was interrupted. Many were called and their lives were interrupted. Jesus is calling you now and you need to abandon something in-order to follow Jesus.

God being so careful in choosing, he never makes mistake in choosing the vessels He will use. God is always faithful to the end in the very life of an individual that he chooses to use and He is ready to go extra miles with that person as the case of Paul or Saul of Tarsus.

Jesus said ‘Come, Follow Me’ in all the Synoptic Gospels and also well written down in the Gospel according to John the divine (the beloved). When Jesus was calling out His disciples, they never knew who He was at the initial stage, but they later knew who He was and that in Him there is life. It is the life we get from following Jesus and accepting Him will give us life and grant us eternal life, which has been prepared for us as in john 14:2-3 and not activities like fasting, praying, paying of tithes, offerings, harvest thanksgiving and many more cannot take us to heaven but by obeying and trusting Jesus.

Jesus said ‘FOLLOW ME’ The Lord Jesus is still calling u, the last day invitation is still available for you and me as far as we are still very much alive as in Rev. 3:20; Matt. 11:28-30. What is your reaction to this divine call that needs urgent response. Let take this drastic steps in obeying Christ for the secure of our future hope in the kingdom of God which has been prepared for you and me. We pray that we will all make rapture. Are you willing to respond as the disciples did?

Mother’s Union Conference

Mother’s Union Conference

Mother's Union Conference

The 30th Annual Mother’s Union Conference was held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Odo Irun, Ondo State between Friday 18th to Sunday 20th May, 2018 with the theme “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into Temptation” Matt. 26:41. The Conference was led by Mrs. Stella A. Akinbiyi, Mama Akoko and Mama Province. The conference was filled with a lots of activities such as Bible Study, bible quiz, Pick and Act, Talk, Health Talk, Elections of Officers, Irun on stage, Group discussion on different topics, Presidential Address by Mama Akoko, Launching of the Presidential Address and Omowumi Magazine, Variety Night and Thanksgiving Service.

Day One began with the Holy Communion Service led by Ven. A. O. Olusakin and assisted by all the Clergy in the Archdeaconry. The Ven. A. O. Olusakin in his sermon on the theme, he called the attention of the delegates to 3 things they are to be watchful of which were:
(1) Luke warmness – Matt. 26:38-40
(2) Not to be deceived – Mark 14:34 – 37, 38
(3) Backsliding
He emphasized on the kingdom of God and enjoined them to be steadfast and wait for the second coming of Jesus. At the end of the Holy Communion Service, the President of the Women Organization in Akoko Diocese, Mrs. Stella A. Akinbiyi welcomed the delegates both new and old to the conference and enjoined the behave while in conference. The Hostess, Mrs. Olusakin, also welcome them all and mentioned various places people will lodged in throughout the conference.
At the end of the service, Bible Quiz led by Revd. Canon A. B. Awoneye while the Pick and Act was led by Chief Mrs. Faith Iwaloye. Election of new officers were held successful and Ven. Olusakin prayed for them. Archdeaconries and the Cathedral were grouped into 4 categories were leaders and secretary were appointed. Irun on state followed as they displayed in their traditional outfit. Prayer Session was led by Prayer and Spirituality Unit.

The Day Two programme started very early around 6.00am, the Morning Prayer/Bible Study was led by Revd. E. O. Julius between 7.00am – 9.00am. The Presidential Address was delivered by Mama Akoko & Mama Ondo, were Goodwill Messages were delivered by Sisters Dioceses from Ondo, Idoani, Owo, Ekiti, Ekiti West, etc. Launching of Address & Omowunmi Magazine. Mrs. T. O. Komolafe delivered a talk on “A Woman of Good Understanding” while Health Talk on “Current Issues on Nutrition” by Mr. A. B. Ojo. Variety Night was done.

Day Three of the Conference also started at 6.00am dot on personal devotion while Revd. E. O. Julius led the Bible Study. The Thanksgiving Service was led by the Diocesan Bishop and Archbishop of Ondo Province, The Most Revd. G. A. Akinbiyi, M.Th (London), Trophies were presented and Thanksgiving Archdeaconries by Archdeaconries and the Cathedral, Diocesan Officials and Mama Akoko and Mama Ondo.

Diocesan Ladies & Girl’s Guild Conference

Diocesan Ladies & Girl’s Guild Conference

Diocesan Ladies & Girl's Guild conference

The Annual Akoko Diocesan Ladies & Girl’s Guild Conference was held between Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th April, 2018 holding at Rufus Giwa Secondary School, Ibaram/Iyani with the theme “Remember your Creator in the Days of Your Youth” Eccl. 12:1 by Mrs. Stella A. Akinbiyi, Mama Akoko and Mama Ondo and hosted by Ogbagi Archdeaconry.

Day One (Thursday) – The Welcome Holy Communion Service was conducted by the Hosting Archdeaconry led by Ven. P. O. Ogunleye and the Camp Chaplains. The President welcome all the Ladies and Girls who were at the Camp and solicit for their cooperation. The match pass was by Archdeaconry by Archdeaconry and the Cathedral at the School field. The Discussion One was anchored by Mrs. O. O. Awoneye on “The Dangers of Internet Friendship, Dating and Marriage.” Ogbagi Archdeaconry (Host) was on stage to performed traditional dance. Variety Night was done Archdeaconry by Archdeaconry.

Day Two (Friday) – The Camp started at 6.00am with rising and cleaning. Morning Prayer/Bible Study was led by Revd. Tayo Ologun on the theme. Talk One was handled by Mrs. Folakemi Eke on “Standing Firm in Times like This.” Bible Quiz was handled by Revd. E. O. Ogundele while Pick and Act was handled by Mrs. O. B. Ajose at the same time. Mid-day prayer was handled by Miss Fogof’Oluwa (Oka Archdeaconry). Catching the Train was done Archdeaconry by Archdeaconry. Practical on how to tie Head Tie led by Mrs. O. O. Awowole, Mrs. Popoola and Mrs. Olaniyan. Physical Exercise was led by Mrs. Ogunleye, Mrs. Olowolagba, Mrs. Ologunode and Mrs. Oluwasuji. Discussion Two on “Can Education alone solve the Social Life.” By Mrs. V. O. Agunbiade. The Day two ended with Variety Night done Archdeaconry by Archdeaconry.

Day Three (Saturday) – The Camp started at the dot of 6.00am with rising /cleaning. The Morning Prayer /Bible Study led by Revd. Tayo Ologun. Mrs. K. E. Olaremu delivered the Talk Two on “Do not be distracted” while Talk Three was delivered by Mrs. S. O. Oke on “Seek what Satisfies.” Physical Exercise was also observed. Competition on Tie and Dye was done Archdeaconry by Archdeaconry including the Cathedral of which external moderators were call upon to screen and award marks. The Health Talk on “Meningitis” was delivered by Mrs. B.A. Olorunkoya and day three was rounded off by Variety Night on Archdeaconry by Archdeaconry.

Day Four (Sunday) – The Day 4 started at the usual time of 6.00am. The Morning Prayer was led by Revd. E. O. Ogundele (Camp Chaplain). The Thanksgiving Service was conducted by the Diocesan Bishop and Archbishop of Ondo Province, The Most Revd. G. A. Akinbiyi and assisted by the Archdeacon of Ogbagi, Ven. P. O. Ogunleye, Ogbagi Archdeaconry Staffs and Camp Chaplains. The Bishop preached the sermon and encourage the ladies and girls not to give in to sexual immoralities and other inordinate sins that can take them away from their God and Lord Jesus Christ.
Trophies and Prizes were awarded to the best three i.e. 1st, 2nd and 3rd on different competitions. The Conference was brought to a close by the Camp Chaplain, The Revd. E. O. Ogundele.