You assumed office in an unprecedented time when the churches and people of Nigeria continue to seek solutions to the numerous challenges of insecurity, poverty, hunger, kidnapping for ransom, religion extremism, and all forms of criminalities that have plagued the nation of Nigeria,” wrote Sauca. I am confident that your spiritual leadership and your long history of denomination and ecumenical engagement will promote the spiritual and ecumenical endeavours of the church and its mission work and theological contributions.”

Sauca also extended appreciation for the longstanding cooperation and collaboration of the Africa Church with the WCC over the years. We hope for continuation of fruitful cooperation with the church under your leadership while strengthening our ecumenical relations in our common Pilgrimage for Justice, Reconciliation and Unity in Nigeria and the global community,” wrote Sauca. May Gods empowering love strengthen you as you contribute to Christian faith and unity and provide godly leadership to the church and people of Nigeria in this challenging time.”

WCC letter of congratulations to Most Rev. Julius Olayinka Osayand Abbe upon appointment as the Primate of The Africa Church