Organisers Plan Big for DODOS 2016
Organisers of the David Oyedepo Day of Service, popularly called DODOS say this year’s (2016) edition shall be inclusive with the introduction of more projects and participation of individuals and corporate organisations.
While briefing Covenant University management on Friday, September 9, 2016, the duo of Miss Damilola Oguntimoju, DODOS 2016 Coordinator and her Assistant, Miss Busola Olaleye, noted that the event would go beyond the scope of Covenant University.
“This year, we want to involve Landmark University as part of the legacy. We also want the involvement of individuals, departments in both Universities and corporate organisations outside the University to participate in at least, a project to promote the legacy of our Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo,” she said.
The projects, according to the Coordinator, are categorised under environment, advocacy, humanitarian and others. Projects under the environment will include planting of trees, road fixing, clearing of drainages and gutters as well as renovation of schools. Under advocacy and humanitarian service, participants are expected to be involved in education campaign, visit to orphanage, hospitals, prisons and giving of free medical services among others.
DODOS, Damilola said, was inspired by the contributions, heartbeat and lifestyle of Dr. David Oyedepo, who has through several means dedicated his life to the service and uplifting of the human race across the world.
David Oyedepo Day of Service was instituted by Covenant University Alumni Association under its HOPE (Helping Other People Excel) Foundation on September 27, 2012, during the 58th birthday of Dr. Oyedepo, to celebrate his legacy of selfless service to the welfare of others. “It is set to impart the spirit and culture of sacrifice in people, patterned after Dr. Oyedepo’s tireless efforts to add value and show love tirelessly,” Damilola explained.
In his response, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, remarked that the University would not relent in its support towards DODOS efforts, noting that they are the testament of Chancellor’s legacy. He also enjoined them to always acquaint the University management and the students’ leadership of their plans in order to have full participation from the University community.
Also at the briefing were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu; Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; Assistant Registrar, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Mrs. Regina Tobi-Davies and Mr. Ayo Ajayi of Media and Corporate Affairs.