Pastor Oyakhilome Donates 1Billion Naira To Idahosa University

OyakhilomeThe President of the Believers Love World Incorporated also known as Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has donated the sum of one billion naira to Benson Idahosa University to upgrade their faculty of engineering.

Pastor Oyakhilome made this donation on Friday at a special convocation ceremony of the Benson Idahosa University where he was conferred the award of Doctor of Divinity.

Oyakhilome, who announced the donation during his speech, also explained the rationale behind his donation.

According to him, the late Archbishop Idahosa, having greatly influenced his life and ministry, it was only natural for him to feel the need to do same for the youths.

“The Archbishop Benson Idahosa was one of the most remarkable and inspiring personalities of the 20th Century. It is a fact of life that those who did not have the privilege to meet him are blessed to meet him through many of us.

“The impact of the archbishop on me as an individual is unquantifiable. Many time, people would ask me why I talk about the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa more than anybody.

“It will surprise you to know that as a young man, I was working with the archbishop in the mail room in the Church of God Mission in Benin City.

“I was blessed to have worked with the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa. While working with him, I had the blessing and benefit of seeing the archbishop pass by my table everyday to his office,” Oyakhilome said.

He then called on well-meaning Nigerians who have the resources to support institutions of learning in the country as they are organizations committed to the development of the best potentials in Nigeria.

 

 

Don’t Give Up, Keep Protesting, Lawyer Advises UniAbuja Students

A lawyer, Malachy Ugwumadu has advised the students of the University of Abuja to continue protesting the non-accreditation of their courses after spending at least 8 years studying, adding that “the students are wielding their legitimate right.”

Mr Ugwumadu, while discussing the issues surrounding the University of Abuja on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, said that the whole brouhaha reeked of ‘corruption.’

Students in three different faculties, Vet medicine, engineering and medicine recently took to the streets to protest the non-accreditation of their courses, blocking the street and disrupting ongoing school examinations.

Speaking to Channels Television, the Vice Chancellor of the university, James Adelabu said that the issue of accreditation of medical programme is almost complete.

Corruption

However, Mr Ugwumadu voiced his suspicions of corrupt practices at the management level.

“I think that at the heart of this crisis is the question of corruption,” he said.

He described the issue as fortunate.

“It is one problem-too many. They have a recurrent student uprising.”

He ascribed the university’s challenges to its failure to relocate to the permanent site where larger facilities, infrastructure and basic necessities that will effectively qualify the faculty will be available. These are criteria the National Universities Commission (NUC) looks out for in accrediting an institution.

Compensation

The protesting  students of the institution have demanded monetary compensation of N10 million each as well as transfer to other universities, in order to progress in their academic pursuit.

Mr Ugwumadu agreed that money cannot compensate the number of years wasted but said that financial gratification might not essentially be the motive.

He said a transfer to another university “would also be a serious breach of the contract”.

The students should intensify their agitation. The students should reach out more effectively, the students should get much more organised.

He admonished them to be idealistic but  added that they shouldn’t throw caution to the wind. “You can effectively secure what you are entitled to.”

He called on the commissioner of police to advise the students on how best to get the attention of the presidency.