On Wed. 13th July, 2016, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor inaugurated another international arm of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in South Africa. The inauguration marks another milestone in the efforts to raise international recognition and representation for the Nigerian Church. The former President of CAN had earlier established Christian Association of Nigeria Americans (CANAN).

The inauguration program was held in Johannesburg and it was attended by Nigerian as well as South African Church leaders. The Executive Officers are led by Archbishop Benson Uwha with members representing the five blocs of CAN.

Those in attendance at the inauguration ceremony included Ambassador Ajulu Okeke the Nigerian High Commission Consular General, Hon. Iyke Anene the President of Nigerian Union, South Africa, and members of his cabinet. The President of South African Union Council of Independent Churches, Archbishop M. P. Shole with his Secretary General were also in attendance. Archbishop Emmanuel Kezikhile, President of Emmanuel Christian University in Free State, Pastor Chuks Ozabor of Grace house, as well as Dr Idah Peterside of ATV were all in attendance.