Covenant University Gives Humanitarian Services to Mark Chancellor’s 61st Birthday
In the spirit of service to humanity, Covenant University donated food, as well as educational and household materials to Stephen’s Children Home, Abeokuta. The University also provided Free Medical Services to the people of Ishaga Onilado Village in Ado-Odo/Ota, Ogun State.
The University, through its Community Development Impact Initiative Committee (CDIIC) and David Oyedepo Day of Service (DODOS) extended its humanitarian gesture to the Home and the Community respectively as part of the activities marking the 61st birthday of its Chancellor, Dr David Oyedepo.
The David Oyedepo Day of Service was instituted by Covenant University Alumni Association on September 27, 2012 during the 58th birthday of Dr Oyedepo to recognise his selfless service to the welfare of others.
Over the weekend, the Covenant University’s team, led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye, and the Chairman of the Committee, Dr Humphrey Adebayo donated science laboratory equipment to the Stephen’s Children Home, Abeokuta. Among the materials donated were microscopes, galvanometers, venire calipers, books, calculators and other instructional materials. The University also donated food items, clothing, toiletries and an unspecified amount of money.
In her remarks, Professor Abioye who represented the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, noted that the educational materials were donated in line with the passion of Dr David Oyedepo for education and development of the black race. She added that Dr Oyedepo’s passion for education led to the establishment of Kingdom Heritage Model Schools (KHMS) and Faith Academy around the country, as well as Covenant University and Landmark University.
Professor Abioye enjoined the children to be focused on the Lord who never disappoints. “Don’t think your situation is bad, there are people who are worse off out there and God cares for everybody,” she advised.
Also in his comment, the Chairman of CDIIC, Dr Humphrey Adebayo, said that the purpose of the visit was to be part of Dr Oyedepo’s investment in humanity and to celebrate his 61st birthday with the children in the Home.
Responding, the Head of the Home, Reverend Isaac Wusu appreciated the good gesture of Dr Oyedepo and the University. He gave a brief insight into the history of the Home which he said started almost 15 years ago with eight children but now has over 400 children, most of whose parents were victims of religious uproar in the northern part of Nigeria.
At Ishaga Onilado Village, the University gave free medical services to 183 adults and children. The medical services focused on vaccination and immunization, blood pressure measurement, blood sugar screening, body mass index, de-worming, dietary counseling, dental consultations, free eye checks and glasses.
In his response, the representative of the village head (Baale), Elder Ebenezer Ogunnibi, on behalf of the people appreciated the University for the Free Medical Care. While congratulating Dr Oyedepo on the occasion of his 61st birthday, he prayed for his long life and good health.