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SCM Marks 75 Years Of Existence, Moulding Lives

Posted: Jul 3, 2016 at 1:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chinyere Abiaziem
Lagos-The Student Christian Movement of Nigeria (SCM), recently at the 2nd award/gala nite celebrated its 75 years of existence in the country with the theme ‘The Nigerian Youth: Building Community… Becoming Productive.’
According to the national president, Rev. Eric Ighalo, SCM, is a non-denominational Christian faith based organisation, aimed at helping individuals especially the youths in Secondary and Tertiary institutions accept the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
“SCM is also focused on enthroning righteous leadership  both in the church and society by exposing youths to the influence of  God’s power through purposeful leadership training and discipleship,” Ighalo added.
Speaking on the celebration, he stated that: “Not so much about the past but more of preparation for the new future and the New Nigeria we all want to see. It is about celebrating God’s faithfulness. With the African continent now adjudged to the one with the youngest age bracket on earth at an increasing rate, today’s SCM student and youth need this history of our heroes and models in order to draw strength and believe in hope for tomorrow.
“This 75th celebration is about reaffirming faith in the credibility, viability and worthiness of what God has called us to do with and for the Nigerian youths, making them lovers of God and developing them as leaders for the church and society.”
Part of the awards for various categories includes: a life time achievement award, which went to Pa Modupe Oduyoye, was recognised.
Those who were honoured posthumously include: the late Professor Caleb Olaniyan , Ijoye Emeritus Prof. Solomon Babalola , late Very Rev. DR. Olusola Aina, late Justice Joseph Adefarasin and late Bishop Michael Marioghae.
The exemplary Christian Leadership award went to The Most Rev. Prof. Adebayo Akinde, Dr. Fredrick Odutola, Dr. Bishop Mike Okonkwo, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, Rev (Dr.) and Rev (Dr. Mrs.) Obiora Ezekiel, Rev. Akitoye Braimoh, Rev. Azuka Ogbolumani, Rev.( Dr.)  Wilson Badejo and Pastor Austen Ukachi.
The legacy service award for individuals was given to Mr. Emmanuel Eleoramo and Evangelist Omolara Ajayi.
While thanking God for making the day a reality, the National President urged all that were present to truly make it a turning point in the life of the movement and a day to be remembered through a robust support of NIbillion endowment fund and sustainability projects.