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THANKSGIVING SERVICE WITH THE CHANCELLOR AS LMU TURNS SEVEN
Giving thanks has been described as a deliberate act of acknowledging God for His deeds and grace towards preserving, multiplying and perfecting God’s blessing on mankind. This assertion was made by the Chancellor Dr. David Oyedepo in a special thanksgiving service held to commemorate the 7th Founder’s Day of Landmark University on Friday 23rd March, 2018 at the University’s Multipurpose Hall.
Addressing the congregation, Dr. Oyedepo who ascribed all successes recorded in Landmark University over the past seven years to God, urged everyone to cultivate the habit of appreciation in all things in order to sustain Divine presence; a master key to unlimited breakthrough. Quoting the scriptures from Acts 12:21-23, Malachi 2:1-3 and Luke 17:12-19 among others, the Chancellor added that to make exploits, believers must always show gratitude. “To take the worker for granted is to be grounded; we must return the glory to God. Thanksgiving must not be assumed but intensely offered”, he said. Warning against disobedience to God’s command, Dr. Oyedepo admonished kings and queens to press for the mark of the high calling by ensuring they never depart from the ways of God in order to make most use of their youthful days; a period he described as passage to the high ways of opportunity. “Get connected to God, work with Him at all levels so as not to be a failure,” he enthused further.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju who acknowledged God as being faithful to the Institution in the last seven years made it known that LMU enters her 8th year with renewed commitment, passion and strength to further drive the agrarian mandate of the University. “For our past achievements are not enough. We must press on to higher grounds. As the University enters her 8th year, we envision greater ground breaking impact, scaling of higher heights, legible foot prints and landmark etchings in the global terrains of our time”, the Vice-Chancellor said.
Also speaking, the Director of the University Wide Courses (UWC), Dr. James Ndako who on behalf of the pioneer members of staff of the institution took the congregation down memory lane as he shared his experience as a privileged partaker of the opportunities in the University. He also thank God and the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo for availing them the opportunity to share and be blessed of the vision of the University. Dr. Ndako said most of the pioneer members of staff have experienced all-round increase in the last seven years not only spiritually but also academically and in all spheres of their lives.
In furtherance of the celebration of God’s faithfulness, the President, Landmark University Alumni Association, Mr. Owolabi Akinyomade revealed that LMU graduates known as “Pathfinders” have been recording giant accomplishments especially in the area of agriprenuership irrespective of their disciplines, the feat he said is achieved through the impact LMU had on them. Fulfilling the scripture of Jeremiah 30:19 [And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small. He shows how the people will with praise and thanksgiving acknowledge this blessing], the Chancellor poured out God’s blessing upon the University community to further enjoy Divine presence in the new year of New Dawn.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju while giving his welcome speech at the special Thanksgiving Service
>President, Landmark University Alumni Association, Owolabi Akinyomade speaking from the Alumni base during the event
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