The General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Folorunsho Kumuyi yesterday visited Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, where he preached divine transformation and renewal of the thought processes as the way out mental, physical, and socio-economic challenges.
Pastor Kumuyi, who was in the University as part of an ecclesiastical tour of the State, pointed out the reason for his visit to the university, stating that, “I see that our country needs transformation- every family, every community and the whole state, we need transformation.”
The cleric further emphasized that education was about transformation and preparing leadership for tomorrow while he stressed that transformation starts from the youths and being the leaders Nigeria will produce, they needed to be transformed from their perspective.
He observed that many great investors and successful men had challenging-growing-up years, but that they ultimately overcame them because they decided not to believe the negativities that pervaded their early years.
Pastor Kumuyi enjoined the members of the University Community, as well as residents of the host communities who were at the gathering, to keep hope alive and not to resign to fate, saying God has the solution and the final say over whatever challenges may come their way.
He thereafter prayed for the congregation, the University Community, as well as the State and the Nation.
Speaking earlier, the University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, who described the visit as symbolic and significant observed that it was the first time the clergyman would visit akokoland and counted it a honour for the institution to host him first.
The VC expressed hopes that the visit would usher in peace and positive transformation in the lives of those who attended as well as positive development and growth in the University.
Prof. Ajibefun said further that the educational system in Nigeria needed positive transformation if Nigeria would climb the ladder of development among the comity of Nations.
The VC said, “We know that his visits are always accompanied by transformation and blessings. Thus, we are fortunate in this University and confident that the blessings this man of God has poured on this land would remain permanent.
“Our expectation is that the University would witness huge transformation and development as we continue to do our job the way it should be done.”
Dignitaries present include wife of the clergyman, Mrs Esther Kumuyi; Oba Samuel Adegbite Adedoyin, the Owa Ale of Ikare-Akoko; Oba Adejoro Adedeji, the Okusupare of Supare-Akoko, principal officers of the University and students, among others.