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The Student Christian Movement (SCM) Gets First Female National President


The Student Christian Movement (SCM) Gets First Female National President

The Student Christian Movement (SCM) of Nigeria recently concluded her 31st National biennial conference at the Daughters of Divine Love Conference Center (DRACC), Lugbe in Abuja.

The conference held on Friday, April 9, 2021 and ended with Thanksgiving and commendation service at Our Savior’s Anglican Church, Durumi in Abuja on Sunday April 11, 2021.

The conference drew about 3,500 participants and brought students from Secondary schools and tertiary institutions together with senior friends and others including friends from the WSCF community connecting from other parts of the world via zoom link that featured talks, seminars, workshops and other presentations.

The conference main speaker, Bishop Dr. Emmah Isong of the Christian Central Chapel International is also a member of SCM Nigeria.

The SCM established over 81 years ago and has it’s major thrust of ministry in evangelization and discipleship of students in both secondary and tertiary institutions of learning in Nigeria.

The 2021 conference also featured the flag off of the 80th anniversary celebration earlier scheduled for 2020 but could not hold due to Covid -19 interruptions will now hold in May 2022.

Highlight of the conference was the emergence of new national leadership for the Movement.

The new leadership led by an astute administrator and banker of note, Mrs. Eberechukwu Ijeoma Ubesie who took over from the renowned evangelist and preacher, Evang. Barr. Oguazi Onyemobi.

Mrs. Ubesie became the first female National President of the Movement in its 81 years of ministry to students in Nigeria.

The SCM of Nigeria National Council –the highest decision making body of the Movement elected and ratify the new leadership during the conference.

In a release jointly signed by the new President, Mrs. Eberechukwu Ijeoma Ubesie and the National Secretary, Rev. Olumide Toluwase, SCM totally condemned the spate of kidnapping and banditry going on in the country most especially as it affects innocent and harmless students in our schools.

The movement plead with the Federal Government of Nigeria to do all within it’s power to ensure it reduces and scale down the level of insecurity in the country.

SCM also advised the government at all level to make provision of jobs for millions of unemployed youths in the country to arrest the escalation of insecurity.

The SCM national conference is a biennial event with the next edition coming up in 2023.