Covenant Enactus Promises to Win Coveted National Competition Gold
Members of the Covenant University Chapter of Enactus, an international nonprofit organisation dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action, have assured the Management of the University that Team Covenant would work harder towards winning the coveted gold at next year’s Enactus National Competition.
Team Leader of Covenant Enactus, Mr. Oluwatobiloba Fadoro, gave this assurance on Monday, July 30, 2018, when the team, which came second at the 2018 Enactus National Competition, presented the laurels won to the Covenant Management.
Representatives of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, emerged winner of the 2018 Enactus National Competition held in Lagos.
While expressing the gratitude of the team to the University Management, Mr. Fadoro, who said his team actually went for gold after winning bronze in 2016 and silver in 2017, assured that, “By the time Covenant takes first in the competition, which is soonest, next year, we would retain it for a very long time”.
Covenant Enactus, he noted, now has the privilege of having alumni, as the current team was part of the pioneering set of students. He said that the alumni, together with the faculty advisers, mentors, and facilitators, would form the support base for the team. “We are sure that next year, we’ll go not only for the gold but for the World Cup,” he enthused.
Earlier, in his introductory remarks, the then Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies, Dr. Stephen Oluwatobi, commended the team’s exploits, saying that the students had acquired experiences because of the training they’ve gone through, adding that they’ve learnt about quite a number of things that entrepreneurship encompasses, and they’ve been involved in community work and could solve global community problems.
Dr. Oluwatobi stated that the students had come to say thank you to the Management for the support given to them prior to, during, and after the National Competition. He said that the students now have enough experiences after featuring in three successive editions of the Enactus National Competition.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu, representing the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, described the occasion as an important one as not every team that participated in the competition has something to show for it. He urged the Covenant team not to be discouraged by coming second, which, he said, shows the level of commitment.
Professor Chinedu, who congratulated the students, said that the University Management has no problem in supporting the Enactus team in any area. “The issue is, what we want to showcase as a University is simply what you are doing,” he added.
Others at the event included the volunteers who have been helping them: Faculty Adviser, Mr. Michael Fagbohun; Mentor, Mr. Olalekan Olowo; and Mr. Damilare Osokoya.