Babcock University, Ilesha-Remo, Ogun State, Babcock Builds A Traditionalist Centre recently.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ademola Tayo, Spoke at the unveiling, stating that the Center would be made to interfere with government and non-governmental organizations making it possible to reach out to all African traditionalist within their cultural context.
‘‘We must endeavor to live up to the goals of the center, and also to involve in the global mission planting process of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The AARC will be continually strengthened to serve the West-Central African Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in her efforts to establish an Adventist presence wherever none exists or where any is weak within the territory.
‘‘The AARC will be empowered by this administration to create and experiment with new models for establishing groups of believers among African-traditionalists; produce context sensitive resources for reaching African-Traditionalists; research the culture, beliefs, and practices of African-Traditionalists in order to appropriately contextualize the gospel while remaining faithful to the biblical message; and identify bridges of communicating the gospel to the African-Traditionalists in WAD.’’
While speaking on the crisis in Sokoto, he called for peaceful coexistence among Nigerians stating that this would ensure guaranteed peace and understanding.
Also speaking, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Prof. Philemon Amanze, appealed to Muslims, Christians and traditional worshippers to come together and forge a way forward for the country.
“As a matter of fact, Islam and traditional religion are called Abrahamic religion because all these adherents are from Abraham,” he said.’