How it all started

On 27th August 1976 the (then) Federal Military Government, under Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo invited several Church Leaders of diverse denomination to Dodan Barracs, Lagos. The Governmnet’s sole purpose was to hold a discussion with the Church Leaders, on the National pledge and the salutation of the National flag, which the Government intended to introduce into the Nation’s Primary and Secondary Schools.


Registered in 1986

CAN was registered under the perpetual succession Act cap 98 of Federal Republic of Nigeria in Lagos on 19 December 1986


The First Constitution

The first constitution was signed on 20th April 1977 by the founding fathers (Rev. Fr. Anthony Okogie, Paster J.G. Sakpo, Charles Williams, Rev. Mgr. John Ogbonna and Clifford Mobolaji Smith as the Trustees)


Building the Nation

CAN has been involved in several nation building projects and policies with key focus on the unity, peace and welfare of the Christian community in Nigeria.


Ecumenical Centre Commissioned

The architectural masterpiece was completed in 2003 and commissioned

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