Leadership (Abuja)

11 November 2012

Nigeria: Oritsejafor Gets Private Jet as Gift

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President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), who doubled as the President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and founder of Word of Life Bible Church, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has been given a jet as a present on his 40th anniversary in ministry.

Oritsejafor's jet, marked N431CB, was announced yesterday during the celebration of his 40th anniversary of theWord of Life Bible Church in Warri, Delta State.

The announcement of the present at the occasion, which was made by one of the pastors, was greeted with loud ovation and applause. Even Pastor Oritsejafor was shocked with the gift. The identity of the donor was, however, not disclosed.

The jet, an updated version of the 1994 Series of Bombardier/Challenger 601 allegedly cost $4.9m.It has capacity for 10 passengers and a range of 3,900 nautical miles.

At the event, President Goodluck Jonathan, urged Nigerians to be steadfast and seek strengths in the country's diversity to over the challenges that the country is experiencing presently.

Jonathan, who was the special guest of honour, said that the country would overcome her challenges if the people could draw positively on their areas of strengths.

The President, who waited patiently as the programme lasted, also extolled the virtues of Pastor Oritsejafor, stating that since he started his ministration 40 years ago, he had stirred the course and remained faithful to his calling.

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