…lecture to x-ray legacies and potentials of the African Continent.
By Miracle Enuji
All is now set for the Second Edition of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu annual Public Lecture series billed for Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.
The event which will bring hundreds of personalities from across the world to the State with more than 10, 000 participants joining through Zoom and other media platforms, will hold at the Calabar Cultural Centre by 11am.
This was disclosed by the BCS Deputy Spokesman and Coordinator, Leader Olumba Olumba Obu Public Lecture, Patriarch Christ Shepherd Ogar Osim, during a Press Briefing on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Brotherhood of the Cross and Star Pentecostal Centre, Asaba, Delta State.
According to the Osim who spoke from Abuja via Zoom, said the annual public lecture provides a stage where seasoned and experienced individuals present their thoughts and reflect on the divine works of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu as it concerns humanity, adding that, it is also designed as part of events marking the yearly celebration of the Divine Manifestation of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu which holds every 30 December at the World Headquarters of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star in Calabar, Cross River State.
The Spokesman said, the theme of this year’s Public lecture “Reflecting on the Unique Legacy in Africa”, is an extract of one of the teachings of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu tagged ‘What is Africa’s Ideology?, noting that, leader Obu in that sermon, revealed that Africa is the richest continent in the world and its economic and spiritual significance cannot be disputed by Western Theology, Mysticism and Eastern Spiritual Masters.
“Leader Obu reveals that this is the time for the restoration of the lost glory of the black race and those whom God has graciously kept in position of leadership in Africa must realize this and rekindle their effort towards making Africa great. ‘Africans must know that the Holy Spirit has manifested in Africa and God is living in Africa.’ ‘There is no race that expresses love and faith in God as the Africans’.”
While leading further insight into this year’s theme, Osim said that, “In the 1970s, some whites from the United States of America approached Leader Olumba Olumba Obu and pleaded that He should relocate to the United States. They promised to evangelize the whole world for Him with the best living condition if only he will accept to move the Western World. But Leader Olumba Olumba Obu refused their selfish offer because according to him, this is the time for the Black Race to host God. ‘Africa is the ideal place for God. The abundance of Natural Resources in Africa points to the blessings and unique love God has for Africa’.
The Guest Lecturer of this year’s lecture is, Professor Patrick Loch Otieno, Lumumba of Kenya. Other dignitaries expected at the event include, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba; Senator Owan Enoh; Prince Jeddy Goddy Agba, Minister of Power (State); Prof Ben Ayade, Governor, Cross River State; Dr Donald Duke, Former Governor, Cross River State, Political Leaders, Royal Fathers, Media Practitioners and Celebrities.
Recall that the maiden edition of the Leader Olumba Olumba Obu Public Lecture with the theme; “Servant Leadership and the Might of Meekness”, also a key aspect of the teachings and lifestyle of Leader Olumba Olumba Obu was presented by eminent personalities such as the former Governor of Cross River State, Dr Donald Duke, Nigerian High Commissioner to Uganda, Ambassador Etubom Nya Asuquo and the Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Senator B.W. Degi.
Present at the Press Briefing were; His Grace, Archbishop Nixon Edi-Osisike, BCS Delta State Administrator; His Grace, Archbishop Steven Ideji, Her Eminence, Nora Oputa, Christ Ambassador Sylvester Eboigbe and other leaders of BCS in Delta State.