The Prelate Emeritus of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, and first black President of the World Methodist Council (WMC), Dr. Sunday Coffie Mbang, has passed on at the age 86.
The first President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) of Methodist Church extraction, according to family sources, died Tuesday night in his sleep after a brief illness.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, his close friend and close confidant, was among close allies, LEADERSHIP garthered, who received last prayers and blessings from the revered cleric about two weeks ago, before his passing on Tuesday.
“The late Prelate Emeritus, has not been out for any public function of late, but preferred to receive some important visitors including his best friend, and former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was one of his few close associates that visited him two weeks ago for prayers and blessings,” a family member, who preferred anonymity told LEADERSHIP.
LEADERSHIP recalls that Obasanjo was in Uyo as special guest of the Akwa Ibom State government to commission one of the longest span bridges completed by the outgoing Governor Udom Emmanuel administration, in Mbo Local Government Area of the State, and later took time off to see Mbang, his friend of many years.