Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria confers 'Defender of Faith' award on VP Osinbajo

Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria confers 'Defender of Faith' award on VP Osinbajo

- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been recognised for his commitment to the defence of the Christian faith

- The award was given to the vice president by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN

- VP Osinbajo was also commended for what the PFN called, his exemplary service to humanity

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The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, on Wednesday, March 3, conferred on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, a special award of the ‘Defender of Faith’.

A statement sent to by Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice president, revealed that the award was conferred on VP Osinbajo at the 16th Biennial Delegate Conference of the PFN held at the Michael Okpara Square in Enugu state.

Receiving the award, VP Osinbajo thanked the PFN for the recognition, adding that he cherished it because it was conferred on him by his brethren.

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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state also received a similar award from the PFN at the event.

Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria confers 'Defender of Faith' award on VP Osinbajo
Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has conferred the 'Defender of Faith' award on VP Osinbajo. Photo credit: @ProfOsinbajo
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Speaking on the theme of the conference “the unquenchable light,” Osinbajo said:

“We must bear this gospel of Jesus Christ knowing that it is the beacon of hope and succour for our nation. As bearers of the gospel, we are the reconcilers-in-chief.
“We are the salt to the wounds of a nation, we are the voices of peace and unity where division and strife have arisen. We are the purveyors of justice, for all of those who are disempowered. The good news is that this light is unquenchable.”

Archbishop John Praise Daniel, the Presiding Archbishop of the Dominion Chapel International Churches was also elected vice president of PFN.

Meanwhile, VP Osinbajo on Monday, March 1 tasked stakeholders in the country to focus on solving problems rather than spending time discussing them.

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He made the comment while inaugurating the Senior Executive Course 43 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Jos, the Plateau state capital.

In another development, VP Osinbajo has kicked against the prohibition of cryptocurrency by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The vice president stated that rather than adopt a policy that prohibits cryptocurrency operations in the Nigerian banking sector, the CBN should act with knowledge and develop a robust regulatory regime that is thoughtful and knowledge-based.

Osinbajo stated this in a keynote address delivered virtually at a one-day economic summit organized by the CBN, the Banker’s Committee, and a national newspaper.

Jerrywright Ukwu is a senior political/defence correspondent at based in Abuja. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also an active member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books.


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