As the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev Samson Olasupo- Ayokunle, prepares to exit the top seat of the religions group he has unveiled a 1,000-capacity Marque Hall.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Ayokunle commissioned the hall on Thursday in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, adding that the centre will especially address the challenges of finding decent venues for ceremonies and events in the FCT.
The outgoing CAN president revealed that the project is in two phases, adding that “the first phase of the project which involves the completion of the physical structure. The second phase will involve the furnishing and decorations.”
Ayokunle advised the welfare committee to engage in private partnerships for effective management of the facilities.
In an interview with NAN, Bishop Stephen Adegbite, CAN’s, Director of National issues and social welfare said the project was conceived in 2021 but began in April 2022.
Adegbite said the over 1000 capacity marque hall would be called Holy Tabernacle event centre is known as Faith Arena though he did not disclose the cost of the project.
Adegbite thanked all contributors who assisted CAN to complete the project.
He said the event centre would house only events that would edify the church and glorify God, saying events such as Anniversaries, weddings birthdays and other national development events.
NAN reports that the commissioning ushered in the 12th general Assembly and leadership transition programme.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Rev William Okoye former Aso Chaplain, are expected at the valedictory church service.
A valedictory welcome dinner will also be held with His Eminence, Samuel Kanu-Uche Prelate Methodist Church Nigeria as Guest Speaker.
While Special guest of honour will be Mr Olusegun Obasanjo former president of Nigeria.