The Chaplain and Resident Minister Chapel of Transfiguration Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Reverend Canon Paul Akunne has warned Christians to stop being agents of disunity in the University.
He gave the warning at the Thanksgiving Service which held on Sunday December 1, 2019 as part of activities marking the 37th convocation ceremony of the institution.
While speaking on the topic “Convocation”, the Clergy urged Christians to learn to serve one another, to be good followers and not to indulge in the “Pull him down syndrome”.
Reverend Canon Paul Akunne reminded Christians of the law of sowing and reaping and said that they should be careful of their actions. He emphasized that no meaningful development can be attained in an environment filled with quarrels, contentions, strife, bitterness and acrimony .
He described convocation as a time to build, to submit to leadership, a time for dedication to God, a time for atonement, reward and judgement, a call to oneness and a time to create an atmosphere for learning.
The Chaplain showered encomium on the Vice-Chancellor and said that his developmental strides and service to humanity is unprecedented.
He prohesized that greater callings awaits him and also stated that the University will witness financial breakthrough and numerical growth soon. He advised staff to learn to work in harmony and to be part of the success story of the University.
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele thanked staff for gracing the occasion and implored them to also work towards the success of the convocation ceremony scheduled for Saturday December 7, 2019.
He disclosed that plans are on to site the Abuja wing of the University at the Eagle Cement area by January 2020 in addition to building two classrooms that will house International Students.
Professor Ndimele enjoined staff to love one another and the University stressing that love is the greatest of all gifts.
The first reading at the Thanksgiving Service from the book of Leviticus chapter 23 verses 21 to 37 was read by the University of Education Women Association (UEWA) President and wife of the Vice-Chancellor Dr (Mrs) Joy Ndimele while the Registrar Mrs Hope Keanibarido Kue-Ikoro took the second reading from the book of Acts chapter 31 verses 41.
The event featured prayers of Thanksgiving for Management and Staff, for the Nation and State, for the Rumuolumeni Community and students, for commitment of the University into God’s hand.
Courtesy: Ignatius Ajuru University of Education