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The Methodist Theological Institute, Sagamu in Ogun State on Wednesday 10th November 2021 honoured Deaconess Adetoun Adepero Olubi and 14 other eminent Nigerians at the celebration of its 70th Anniversary.


The Methodist Church is the premier church in Nigeria which has stayed for ages and remained strong as ever in spreading the gospel of Christ.

 The idea of the Methodist Theological Institute was conceived and brought to reality in 1951, 70 years ago. It was established then as a layman's institute to train manpower for the church.


The anniversary was an epoch-making event. It was held for 5 days starting from Saturday 6th November 2021 and ended on Wednesday, 10th November 2021. The anniversary was a worthwhile ceremony filled with lots of highly educative and inspirational activities.

 Members of the church and alumni of the institute came out in large numbers to celebrate with their alma mata.


The last day of the eventful anniversary was the award presentation to illustrious members and friends of the institute whose contributions have greatly impacted and sustained its existence.

 It is this category that Deaconess Adetoun Adepero Olubi falls into, She was given an Award of Excellence as an Ambassador of the Deaconess Order and Exemplary Motherhood.


Other eminent Nigerians who got the highly prestigious awards are The Prelate of Methodist Church of Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr. Samuel Emeka Kanu Uche; His Eminence, Dr. Sunday Coffie Mbang; His Eminence, Dr. Ola Makinde; Late Sir Olaniwun Ajani; Most Reverend Lawrence Sanda Ayoade Ladigbolu; Most Reverend Michael Kehinde Stephen; Sir Kessington Adebukunola Adebutu; Very Reverend Magdalene Idowu Tawiah Boyo; Sir Ademola Aladekomo; Sir Hassan Olusola Odukale; Dame Eunice Olayinka Obaleye; and Reverend Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi.


Also among the award recipients were the wife of the Deputy Governor of Benue state, Dame Mary Abounu and Chief Mrs Florence Ajimobi the widow of former Oyo state governor.


Each of the award recipients had their portraits carved and engraved on the prestigious Wall of Fame of the institute.

 With this, their names have been boldly and clearly written in Gold in the annals of the history of the Methodist Church in Nigeria.

 This is the first of its kind in the history of the church and the institute. It is a beauty to behold as each of them proceeded to unveil it while taking nice photographs with their loved ones there.



In a  chat with CityPeople reporter, Jamiu Abubakar, Deacon Olubi said the award conferred on her has spurred her to put in more efforts in the work of the Lord. She thanked the church and the institute for granting her the opportunity to serve the Lord more. She however appreciated those that came from different parts of the country to celebrate and rejoice with her.

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