Olukoya, Abiodun Ask Youths To Seek More Knowledge

The General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Dr Daniel Olukoya; and the Governor of Ogun State, Mr Dapo Abiodun, have advised Nigerian youths to be courageous, resilient and seek knowledge in the face of daunting challenges.

They gave the charge on Thursday at the second and third convocation of Mountain Top University, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Olukoya, who is also the chancellor of the university, told the graduating students that in this critical period, resilience, discipline, critical thinking, innovation and creativity were required to solve human problems.
He said, “I charge our graduands of today to be courageous. Though it appears that you are being sent-forth into the world at a very turbulent time in the history of the entire world, today, we stand at the edge of a critical period where resilience, discipline, critical thinking, innovation and creativity are required to solve human problems.
“I am glad that we have taught you and imbibed in you all these skills. In one sentence, my charge to you graduating sets of Mountain Top University is, ‘Never stop learning.’”
Abiodun, who delivered the convocation lecture, encouraged research institutes and scholars to turn their attention to finding solutions to the myriad of challenges facing humanity in general.”
The lecture was titled, ‘Quest for excellence: The nexus of faith, knowledge and resilience.’
He said, “You should exercise the faith, conduct research, be resilient and to come up with solutions to stem this tide. Local solutions must be sought for local challenges, but for this to happen, we need to encourage and cultivate innovation amongst our youth.
“It is encouraging to note that there are pockets if this already taking place, we can see uptake and use of locally-designed technology.”
The university’s VC, Prof. Elijah Ayolabi, said, “This year, the National Universities Commission ranked all the Nigerian universities, I am delighted that we are ranked among the first eleven best universities in Nigeria.”
Abiodun gave a N1m cash prize and job opportunity to the best student, Daniella Oluseyi who graduated with 4.96 CGPA in the Department of Economics.
Wife of the General Overseer, MFM, Mrs Folasade Olukoya, was conferred with Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters during the ceremony.
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