NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: The Christian Association of Nigeria, ( CAN) Kaduna State Chapter has elected new executive officers, with Rev. Caleb Ma’aji emerging as the new Chairman of the Association in the state..

Ma’aji, who is of the TEKAN/ECWA bloc takes over from Rev (Dr) John Joseph Hayab, whom he also worked with as the Secretary of State chapter.

Apostle Emmanuel Bako Eggo from the CPFN/PFN bloc emerged as vice Chairman while Superior Evangelist Emmanuel Okunola from the OAIC bloc is the new Secretary.

Others are Bro. Emmanuel Zwahu from the Catholic bloc as Assistant Secretary, Venerable Moses Opadokun from the CCN bloc is now the Treasurer.

Speaking on the election that produced Rev. Ma’aji as Chairman, Rev. Hayab disclosed that 5 others from the bloc including Rev. Ma’aji applied to be Chairman, after which the bloc leadership of TEKAN/ECWA that the Chairmanship position has been zoned to in the principles of fairness screened and recommended Rev. Ma’aji who eventually got elected unopposed.

Hayab further expressed happiness with the smooth and peaceful conduct of the election and confidence that the new Chairman will build on the legacies in place disclosed that the election was supervised by the CAN General Secretary Apostle Professor Samson A. Fatokun and the Assistant Secretary Rev. (Dr) Mrs Uzoaku Juliana Williams.

According to Rev. Hayab, the new Chairman will serve a single term of five years as enshrined in the constitution while expressing his readiness to always provide needed guidance in anyway possible.

” CAN is a religious body for Christians and not a political party, so whether you are in power or not you are still a Christian, we we will therefore continue to render our support for the success of the association ” he stressed.

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On his part, the new Chairman Rev. Ma’aji commended the leadership of his bloc for the confidence reposed on him, assuring that he will do his best God helping him to build on the legacies of past Chairmen particularly his immediate predecessor.

” I will run an open door policy and carry all along like it has always been in providing the needed voice for the Christians in Kaduna State and beyond. I however solicit for your support and prayers.

“Above all, I give God all the glory for the opportunity to serve in yet another leadership position, and I know the same God will.give me the grace to succeed accordingly ” he added.


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