Obasanjo to Discuss Leadership in Volatile, Ambiguous World at Africa Methodist Council Summit

Bennett Oghifo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo will on Saturday, 1st of June, discuss ‘Leadership in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous World’ at a Public Lecture that will be held by the Methodist Church Nigeria as it hosts Africa Methodist Council Summit.
According to a statement issued yesterday by the Media and Publicity, the public lecture would be one of the highlights of the 5-day event coming up at Methodist Church Nigeria, Wesley Chapel, Lekki, Lagos.

It will begin on Wednesday, May 29th to end on Monday, June 3rd, 2024. The official event will kick off on Thursday 30th May with a Holy Communion Service to be conducted by the Chief Host of the Summit, His Eminence, Dr. Oliver Ali-Aba, Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria. The theme for this year’s Summit tagged “A revitalized Methodist Movement for the transformation of Africa’s socio – political and economic landscape” will be delivered by the Keynote Speaker, Bishop Ivan Abrahams, who is the General Secretary, World Methodist Council.

The Committee, Africa Methodist Council (Heads of Conferences Summit) is a gathering of Heads of Conferences from various Methodist families in Africa for fellowship, consultations and facilitating collaborations.
While the entire Summit will be rounded off with multiple thanksgiving services on Sunday, 2nd of June at various select Methodist Churches throughout the Conference area.

In his words, the Chief Delegate of the Summit, the President, Africa Methodist Council and the Presiding Bishop, Methodist Church Ghana said, “it is right time for us as Christians to rise beyond our religious beliefs in our comfort zones and get involved in our political and economic leadership roles of our nations in order to jointly build a Godly led Continent we will all be proud of.

Likewise with our Women’s inclusion as a relevant movement that can effectively complement our vision for the desired transformation. As Methodist, we’ve challenged ourselves to take a position on how best we can create and add value socially, politically and economically to our immediate societies by bringing it to the front burner at this year’s Summit and pray for peace and togetherness among nations all over the world and Africa in particular”.

According to the Chairman of the Summit Planning Committee, Rt. Rev. (Dr) Sunday Onuoha, “this year’s Summit is expected to attract notable personalities within and outside the Methodist family all over the World to be led by the President, Africa Methodist Council, Most Revd. (Dr.) Kwabena Boafo and the Chairperson, AMC Women’s Movement, Bishop Purity Malinga amongst others. We are expecting to host over 100 delegates and speakers across the Continent in Nigeria for the five days duration of the Summit. Some of the highlights will be workshops on chosen topical issues, networking, excursion, variety night amongst others to delight our guest showcasing the Nigerian hospitality pedigree.”

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