The 13th Synod

PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE THIRTEENTH SYNOD OF THE IJEBU ANGLICAN DIOCESE HELD BETWEEN THURSDAY,18TH SATURDAY,20TH APRIL 2013 AT THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR, ITALOWAJODA IJASI, IJEBU ODE.
 
THEME:-        KINGSHIP (OBASHIP} AND CHRISTIANITY
The Diocesan Bishop, the Rt. Rev Ezekiel Ayodele Awosoga, M.A. B.Pharm., Dip.Th. kick – started the pre-service formalities.  He welcomed the Bishops of Ijebu North Diocese, Rt. Rev. S.G. Kuponu and the Bishop of  Ijebu South West, Rt. Rev. Dr. B.F.R. Ogunbanwo, the Diocesan  Officials, the Obas from Odosenlu,  Iwopin, Isiwo, Ibefun and in particular the Preacher, the Alayetoro of Ayetoro Ekiti, HRM Oba Samuel Olufisan Ajayi.
        The Holy Communion Service started with CH 498: ALL hail the power of JESUS name.
The message of the Opening Service was given by the Kabiyesi, Oba Olufisan Ajayi.  He sub-divided the Synod theme into:
1        What is the position of Oba and Christianity?
2        What are Gods demands on Christian Obas?
3        What difficulties or challenges confront Christian Obas?
4        The benefits that await kings who do Gods will.
 
AFTERNOON SESSION
Since it was the First Session of the Synod, elections were held to various offices.
ELECTION
1.        Clerical Secretary – Ven. Chris Etietsola
2.        Lay Secretary – Mr. Adesina Adekoya- returned unopposed
3.        Treasurer – Chief Ezekiel Adeniran B. Adenaike – returned unopposed
4.        Auditors
                (i)        Mr. Dayo Oduyemi
                (ii)        Chief  Tosin Taiwo
5.        Church of Nigeria Advisory Committee
                (i)        Ven.  S. O. Oyeleye –
                (ii)        The Chancellor
6.        Provincial Advisory Committee
                (i)        Clergy
                Ven. Femi Osikomaya
                (ii)        Lay Member
                Mrs. Rotimi Odutola
7.        Primate Advisory Committee
        (a)        Clergy
        (i)        Rev. Canon A. Fagbule
        (ii)        Rev. Canon Sanmi Ajiboye
        (iii)        Rev. O. O. Odeyemi
        (iv)        Rev. Canon O. Oyefisayo
                All Un-opposed
        (b)        Lay Members
        (i)        The Chancellor – Chairman
        (ii)        Elder Prince A. O. Shabi
        (iii)        Pa S. A. Talabi
        (iv)        Bar. K. K. Kalejaiye
        (v)        Prof (Mrs.) J. B. Awoderu
                    All un-opposed
8.        Church of Nigeria Synod
        (a)        Clergy (Archdeacon / Provost)
        (i)        Very Rev. Dr. Peter Oludipe
        (ii)        Ven. B. O. Murewa
        (b)        Lay Members
        (i)        Chancellor
        (ii)        Chief (Mrs.) Onasanya A. O.
        (iii)        Sir Austin Egwuogu
9.        Church of Nigeria Standing Committee
        (i)        The Diocesan
        (ii)        The Provost
        (iii)        The Chancellor
 
10.        Lagos Ecclesiastical Provincial Council
        (i)        The Diocesan
        (ii)        Ven. Femi Osikomaya
        (iii)        The Diocesan Treasurer
 
II.        TREASURERS RPORT:        The treasurer gave his report and it was passed after the Auditors had given their reports with commendation for the Treasurer for good report and a motion for acceptance moved by Prof. Wale Adeyemi and supported by Mr. Bola Olusodo.