1000 people attended a farewell dinner for outgoing Primate of All Nigeria, Archbishop Peter Akinola in his 65th year, in Abuja on March 24th, the eve of the installation of his successor, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh.This as reported by Chris Sugden, Canon of Jos, Nigeria.
The Archbishop of Lagos, Dr Ephraim Ademowo, noted with pride that Archbishop Akinola had become a household name globally.In 2006 Akinola participated in a service of inauguration of the League of Anglican Media Professionals.
[Akinola] expressed thanks to those who had come from America (Archbishop Bob Duncan with 4 other bishops), Kenya (Archbishop Eliud Wabukala), Ghana (Archbishop Justice Akrofi) Canada, UK, Australia (Bishop Peter Tasker) and the Acting President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan. He noted that “it had never happened before like this”.
In his honour the League of Anglican Media Professionals have published a 135 page book “Peter Akinola in the Eyes of the Media” ( available from LAMP, Episcopal House, 22 Douala Street, Wuse zone 5, PO Box 11239, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria.) since “the full story of his reign could hardly be told without reference to his media activities.”