It is an annual ritual for the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim Hotonu Mother Church to hold her mid-year conference in the month of May.
This year is not an exception as the church has scheduled her mid-year conference to come up between Friday, 13th to Sunday, 15th May, 2022.
The event would be hosted by the Lagos Central Territorial Conference.
Addressing a press briefing organised as part of the outlined programme towards the event, the vice Baba Aladura of the Church, His Eminence John Oladapo, who was represented by Supt. General Apostle C. A Bayode, the church’s General Secretary, said the mid-year conference was meant to give account of stewardship after the church annual conference, and to make remarks about the state of the nation and Christian in politics.
Moreover, Elder Oladapo said the church needed to rise up to contribute its quota in the insecurity that has pervaded the fabric of the country now that Nigeria is passing through a challenging period in almost all facets of human endeavours.
He also said that now that the government weapons have failed to deliver us, as soldiers and policemen have become easy prey to the armed bandits, the church must join forces with government to address the menace.
Vice Baba Aladura Oladapo emphasised that the only solution to these was to intensify our prayers and seek recompense from God.
Prayer is the only weapon that can make us survive.
He emplored citizens to continue to seek the face of God by fasting and praying for the country.
He added that all that was happening now has happened before in the bible when people realise their mistakes and ask God for forgiveness, the good Lord intervened, fought their battles and heal their land, he said.
The clergyman, however, noted that the church had been indifferent for a long time in joining politics and could no longer do so.
“There had been increasing clamour by various Christian bodies encouraging Christian to join politics, we see nothing wrong with it , for those that have wherewithal to play the game.
“The issue of state and religion has been settled for a long time but Christians that have joined politics must go there with virtues and remain clean and not lose focus of their motive in life and in making the Kingdom of God.”
Vice Baba Aladura Oladapo also enjoined Nigeria and intending leaders to be truthful and committed to making life better for the citizens of Nigeria.
The three-day conference had been scheduled with different activities from day one with an opening ceremony and lecture on the theme ‘We are the light of the world’ and the second day is set for conference proper where discussions, deliberations and resolutions will be made, while the last day is set aside for thanksgiving service into the Lord for a successful conference.
Attendees of the conference are met to go through online registration and the set of people expected at the conference are the Executives of the church, the Executives of each house of prayer, Executives of territorial conferences, district executives Minister in charge and church secretaries with two other members.
Also presents at the conference were Supt. General prophet Apostle Felix Agunbiade, Supt. General Apostle Ogunfowora, Supt. General Apostle Tayo Osinubi, Special Apostle Adebanjo, Supt General Apostle Soyemi and Evangelist Olayinka Napoleon.