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May 27, 2024

Nigerian Baptist Convention Reiterates Support for Food Security in Nigeria

The President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC), Rev. Israel Akanji, has reiterated the organization’s commitment to contributing to food sufficiency and security in Nigeria. 

Speaking to journalists during the ongoing NBC 111 Annual Session at the Baptist International Convention Centre on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Lufuwape, Ogun State, Akanji emphasized the importance of addressing food scarcity and high food prices.

The ongoing convention that started on the 20th of April, will wrap up on April 25. This event commemorates the 110th anniversary of the NBC’s establishment in Nigeria, under the theme “Super Centenary Anniversary”. 

Hosted by the Edo State Convention, the event focuses on “Entering into Newness through Discipleship and Apostleship”.

Akanji described the NBC as a congregationalist church and announced plans to leverage its resources to address food scarcity challenges. 

The church has acquired large tracts of land in Dikko, Niger State, Osun State, and other locations for agricultural activities including crop cultivation and animal husbandry.

“We are committed to training people in various farming methods and providing land and other resources to promote food sufficiency,” Akanji stated. 

“This decision stems from the ongoing food scarcity and the persistently high cost of food items.”

He emphasized that the theme of the super centenary convention, “Entering into Newness through Discipleship and Apostleship”, reflects the NBC’s commitment to exploring new avenues to impact lives positively, including addressing food insecurity through sustainable agricultural practices.

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