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Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Police Get Operational Vehicles from Covenant University’s Proprietor-Base

In a bid to strengthen and support the good works of security agencies in the community, the proprietor-base of Covenant University, Living Faith Church Worldwide, and the University Management have donated two operational Toyota Hilux vans to the Nigerian Navy and the Area Command, Nigeria Police Force, Ota, Ogun State, on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

In his welcome remark, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, said the importance of law and order in society cannot be overemphasized, thus the commitment of the university to support security agencies to better secure and create an enabling environment for citizens to engage in meaningful socio-economic activities.

Professor Adebayo noted that the maintenance of law and order influences the investment decisions of business enterprises and entrepreneurs. According to him, "law and order are necessary conditions for economic development."

He noted that the responsibility to prevent, detect, register, investigate, and prosecute criminals lies with the State. However, the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Navy are the critical government agencies charged with the responsibility of implementing government security measures to ensure peace and security and, as such, the readiness of the university to complement and spur them to do better. 

Professor Adebayo appreciated the existing relationship between Covenant University, the Nigeria Police Force, and the Nigerian Navy, and hoped that the good gesture of the proprietor-base and university would assist in confronting the challenges associated with insecurity within the community.

The Resident Pastor of Faith Tabernacle and member of the University’s Board of Regents, Pastor David Oyedepo (Jnr), presented the keys to the vehicles to the Lieutenant Commander of the Nigerian Navy School of Music, Ota, and the Area Commander of the Nigeria Police, Sango Area Command. He said security and peace were at the very heart of every peaceful and thriving society. "In every society, security is the backbone of peace, and peace is the secret of progress," he said.

The Commanding Officer of the Nigerian Navy School of Music, Ota, Lieutenant Commander Jad Golu, applauded the Living Faith Church and Covenant University Community Development Impact Initiative Committee (CU-CDIIC) for the laudable gesture. According to him, the Nigerian Navy was grateful for the gesture, which would help to provide better service to society. Lieutenant Commander Golu said the vehicle donated would boost operational efficiency and prompt the response of the Navy to the yearnings of the community.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police and Area Commander, Nigeria Police Force, Ota, ACP Mohammed Musa, said the donation of the operational vehicle would go a long way towards solving some of the logistics problems facing the command.

ACP Musa thanked the Living Faith Church and Covenant University Community Development Impact Initiative Committee (CU-CDIIC) for their generosity and promised that the vehicle would be well maintained and put to proper use in order to render quality security services to society.

He conveyed the gratitude of the State’s Commissioner of Police to the university’s management, noting that it was the second time that the command would be getting operational vehicles from the university.

In his goodwill message, the Olota of Ota, Oba Adeyemi Abdulkabir Obalanlege, heaped plaudits on the Chancellor of Covenant University and the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church, Dr. David O. Oyedepo, for his continuous investment in his community.

The Olota noted that the church has been involved in many areas of infrastructural development in the community, cutting across roads, power, sanitation, and even the construction of the new palace.

Oba Obalanlege prayed for unceasing progress in all endeavours pertaining to the Living Faith Church and Covenant University, noting that the Church's arrival has been a significant blessing to his domain.

The handing over event was witnessed by the Mandate Secretary of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Pastor Steve Ogah; the Secretary, Board of Regents of Covenant University, Pastor Adedeji Owojaiye; the Assistant Resident Pastor, Faith Tabernacle, Pastor John Izebere; the Registrar, Covenant University, Mr. Emmanuel K. Igban; and the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Akan Williams.

Others include the Chair of the Covenant University Community Development Impact Initiative Committee, Dr. Tayo George; Deans of Colleges, Directors, Heads of strategic Units of the University, and members of the University’s Community Development Impact Initiative Committee (CU-CDIIC).




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