"My deputy’s appointment is divine" - says Prof. Ogen

The Provost of Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo, Prof. Olukoya Ogen, has stated that the recent appointment of Dr. Samuel Akintunde, as his deputy was made possible by God. Prof. Ogen made the statement on Tuesday March 1, 2016 while speaking at the February edition of the monthly prayer meeting organized by the College which was held in the institution.

 

While acknowledging God Almighty as the one who decides people’s future and accomplishment, the College helmsman, said he described the appointment of Dr. Akintunde as divine because he was not recommended for the post by anybody. He thanked staff of the institution for their support and cooperation to his administration and reiterated his commitment to their welfare and promised to continue to work for the progress of the College.

 

Also in his brief remark, the new Deputy Provost, Dr. Samuel Akintunde, thanked the Provost and members of the College Management for his appointment and the confidence reposed in him. He pledged his loyalty to the Provost and promised not to disappoint the people.

 

Akintunde also assured staff and students of his commitment to the restoration of the University status of the institution and expressed optimism that with the renewed efforts being madeby the Provost and other concerned stakeholders on the matter, the dream would soon become a reality.

 

Earlier in a sermon delivered bya clergyman who is also a lecturer in the College, PastorJohnson Oluremi Falade on the topic entitled - ‘’Believing the Word of God’’, he stressed the need for people to have absolute faith in the word of God. He made a distinction between the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible. While he described Jesus Christ as the living word, he called the Bible as the written words and emphasized the need for children of God to have Jesus in their lives.

While assuring the people of God’s ability to turn bad situation to good, Falade quoted several passages from the Holy Bible in places which include 2nd King Chapter 6 verse 24 and Chapter 7 verses 1 and 2 to buttress his points. He stated that with strongbelief in God’s word, what look like an impossibility can become possible. The ACE lecturer expressed serious concern on the current economic situation in Nigeria and urged all its citizensto pray fervently for its survival. He equally charged the country’s leaders at all level of governance to shun greed and selfishness while urging its citizens to have a change of heart and embrace total submission to the will of God stating that the Almighty God would not abandon His children whenever they call on him.

 

The prayer session which was attended by members of the College Management including the Acting Librarian, Mr. Akinade Awoyemi; Deans and Directors; Heads of Departments and Units among whom was the Head Information and Public Relations Unit, Mr. Moses Akinfolarin, staff and students featured bible reading, song rendition as well as offering of prayers for Nigeria, College Community, staff and students.