Oyedepo charges freshmen to key into LMU’s agrarian vision
Oyedepo, in his address titled, “Living the Landmark University Mandate-Our Vow to Lead Agrarian Revolution,” at the 7th convocation of the institution, urged the freshmen to irrespective of their discipline see themselves as contributors to Africa’s growth through agricultural revolution.
He maintained that every LMU’s graduate must be seen as a potential farmer who must be part of the campaign towards driving hunger away from the black continent, adding that food insecurity remains Africa’s greatest headache.
He said, “This is why LMU is poised to work at solving the glooming food crisis in the continent. This is our vision-to spearhead an agrarian revolution in the continent. To this end, every student of the university, the discipline of each one notwithstanding, is allocated a farm plot, which they are expected to take responsibility for up till harvest. We have a passion to see this change take place in our land and our time. We vow to maintain discipline as our watchword.”
The cleric challenged all Nigerians to join the university in its campaign to salvage the country from her current food crisis. “This vision, informs the institution’s commitment to excellence and determination not to bend the rules.”
To the 664 freshmen, he said, “No one ever arrives at a future he cannot see, and no one arrives at a future he is not prepared for. Remember, there is nothing extraordinary on its own; it is one’s extraordinary input that makes it so. Therefore, work on yourself as much as you can, in order to make the most of your future.”
Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Aize Obayan, remarked that the institution’s commitment towards the transformation of the nation’s and Africa’s education landscape is total.“I can assure that we are unrelenting in our visionary quest towards becoming a leading world class university.