As an expanded follow-up to the Yoruba Christian Leaders Assembly meetings of 2014 and 2016, the Africa leadership Summit (ALS) held 20-21st July, 2018 under the serene ambience of Mt Carmel, Ifewara, Osun State. Well over a hundred delegates mostly from South West Nigeria participated in the high-impact 24-hour meeting.
The Convener and main speaker, Pastor Segun Olanipekun (supported by his wife, Pastor Rachael) from the Institute of Christian Leadership Development (ICLD), Pretoria, South Africa spoke extensively on the Christian role, indeed responsibilities, in nation building. He also expounded on the two tools for nation-building which God has made available through the ICLD, viz the City Builders Network, and African-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC).
Earlier (on Thursday 19th July) Pastor Segun had an extensive interaction with the Association of Born-Again Kings and Obas in Yorubaland (AOBACO) at the palace of the Olufi of Gbongan. A good part of the discussions addressed the possibilities of providing the domains of these Christian monarchs with linkages to development Partners in Israel under the aegis of the AICC.
There was a spontaneous hour-long exchange between Pastor Segun and the Adimula of Ifewara, Oba Hezekiah Owolola during what was meant to be a simple courtesy visit to the palace before the ALS on Friday 20th July. Clips from that epic interaction will be posted online in due course. We pray the almighty God would bless these efforts and accomplish His counsel even as we await the close of all things. If the Lord tarries, the biennial Jerusalem meeting of the ALS will be holding in the second half of 2019. For information on this and the AICC, please visit the AICC international website, https://africa-israelchamber.com/.