Covenant University has Placed Ota on the World Map –Ota Monarch

Covenant University has Placed Ota on the World Map –Ota Monarch

Covenant University has Placed Ota on the World Map –Ota Monarch

Professor Kolawole Ajanaku, representing the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero; the Olota of Ota, Oba (Professor) Abdulkabir Obalanlege; Secretary to the Ota Palace; and Director, West Africa Virus Epidemiology (WAVE) for Root and Tuber Crops Project, Dr Angela Eni, during the presentation of an Award plaque to the Oba in his palace.

The Olota of Ota, His Royal Highness, Oba (Professor) Adeyemi Abdulkabir Obalanlege, has commended Covenant University for the spark the institution has brought into the community and for signposting his domain in the map of the world.

Oba Obalanlege, who is the 13th Olota of Ota, said this when representatives of Covenant paid him a courtesy and thank you visit, in his palace, on Friday, June 22, 2018. Oba Obalanlege said that Covenant has opened his eyes to new opportunities that needed his attention in driving food sufficiency in the community.

Citing his experience during his recent visit to the Republic of Benin on the auspices of the Covenant University West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE) for root and tuber crops project, headed by Dr. Angela Eni, he said that Covenant’s many initiatives, especially that of the WAVE Project, has helped him to know better and understand how to support the needs of the farming profession and the challenges of farmers as food growers and providers for the teeming populace.

Oba Obalanlege, a Professor of Communication, called Covenant “The Pride of Ota” stating that he would continue to pray for the growth of the University not only because he is now the Oba, but also due to the fact that he had been a beneficiary as an associate lecturer in times past, during which he gained a lot of experience.

He lauded the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo, who he described as a colossus of our time, for bringing such a great University to his domain. The traditional ruler also solicited for more collaborative efforts between the University and the Ota Community.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, represented by the Dean, College of Science and Technology, Professor Kolawole Ajanaku, expressed the University Management’s gratitude to the Olota for accepting the invitation of the University to participate in the WAVE Project in the Republic of Benin, despite his very busy schedule. He restated the University’s readiness to bring succour to the Ota Community through her many platforms, especially the Community Development Impact Initiative (CU-CDII).

The Director of the WAVE Project, Dr. Angela Eni, thanked the Olota for making himself available for the trip to Benin Republic to participate in the WAVE Seminar that took place there. She used the platform to inform the Oba about other programmes lined up for the farmers in his domain.

Professor Ajanaku, on behalf of the University, presented gifts and University souvenirs to the monarch, as a token of courtesy.