President Jonathan Commends Covenant University’s Proprietor-base
Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has commended the Proprietor-base of Covenant University for the astute leadership brought to bear on the tertiary institutions it established. The President made the commendation on Sunday, January 25, 2015, when he worshiped at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaan Land, Ota.
In his address to worshipers, President Jonathan thanked the Chancellor of Covenant University, Dr. David Oyedepo, for his commitment to quality upbringing of young people, as evident in the establishment of two universities, Covenant University and Landmark University, by his church. According to him, “I know that establishing two universities that are doing very well is not an easy feat.”
President Jonathan stated that education is a vital key for liberating people from whatever situation that would have held them captive. “If I didn’t go to school, I do not think I would have been here with you. So, my emphasis has always been that for you to liberate people, you must create opportunities and platforms for them to be educated, and this church has been doing wonderfully well in that regard,” he enthused.
Dr. Jonathan, who holds a Ph.D in Zoology, appealed to Covenant University’s Proprietor-base and the entire congregation to continually do what they have been doing over the years, which is praying for the well-being of the nation and a successful election, come February this year.
He said though there were negative predictions ahead of the 2015 polls, God would make Nigerians go through the season with joy and good reports. He predicted a peaceful elections and steady growth for the nation.
The presiding Bishop, Dr. David Oyedepo, led the congregation in prayer for the smooth conduct of the general elections and triumph for the government over every challenge the nation is currently undergoing.
Dr. Oyedepo said that believers owe their leaders the duty to constantly pray for them because that is what God expects of them, so that peace, harmony and development can be entrenched in every facet of their national life.