By Olayinka Latona
GENERAL Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has enjoined Nigerian students to live righteously, aim at diligence and excellence while pursuing their academic goals.
Speaking at a special prayer programme organised for Nigerian students at the church national headquarters, The Throne of Grace Parish, Ebute-Metta in Lagos with the theme: “Power to be the best”, Pastor Adeboye counselled the students that their life desires can only be achieved when they put God first, obey His commandments and shun evil.
His words: “I pray that you will become the best which can only be possible when you get wisdom that only comes from God because one could be clever which human being considered cleverness and such person still becomes fool as far as God is concerned.
“If you want to be healthy and be the best spiritually, physically and academically, you need God. Listen and hearken diligently to God’s instructions, obey His commandments, fear Him, be filled with the Holy Spirit because if Holy Spirit is in you, no demon can afflict you,” he stated.
Special Assistant to the General Overseer, Administration & Personnel, Pastor Johnson Odesola, said the programme was organised for students and adults who know that learning does not have an end, arguing that Nigeria needs more universities to take care of students looking for admission.
The cleric advised the nation’s policy makers to bring back history to the school curriculum, saying that the subject has a way of building student’s historical and governmental responsibility.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Vice Chancellor, Redeemers University, Prof. Debo Adeyewa suggested that government should introduce entrepreneurship into Nigerian school curriculum from the primary school which, according to him, will reduce the rate of graduate unemployment.