The Chancellor of Covenant University and Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church worldwide has told why his adopted son, children of governors and a relative to Nigerian president were rusticated from his institution in a bid to uphold the University’s core value for raising quality leaders.
Dr Oyedepo whose University has been known for academic commitment and development of leadership skills in its students stated that the University wouldn’t water down its bid to raise great leaders.
“I must say this; Governors have come to pick their children from our campus. The daughter of our first Vice-Chancellor was rusticated from the University for one year, my adopted son was thrown out for one year at Covenant, so there is no white cow in the system and that makes everybody shake and fear.
“If I must mention it, one of our former Presidents had a relation that had a son rusticated and called me, I said I am sorry, I do not get involved, please talk to the Vice-Chancellor.
“He said can I have his number, I said no and we are still friends. Because the moment you make rules and you abide by the rules yourself, everybody is forced to follow, and that is what we are trying to do.
“We are in dire need of leaders in our country and we will be wishing till death until we start raising the kind of leaders we want by taking them through the principle of this kind of training so that they can be there to effect changes.”