Enactus Nigeria Presents Champions Trophy, Plaques to Victorious Team Covenant
The Country Director, Enactus Nigeria, Mr Michael Ajayi, has heaped plaudits on the Management of Covenant University for the immense support given to Enactus Covenant University since 2016. The support, he said, had resulted in the Covenant team emerging National Champion back to back and representing Nigeria twice, at the global stage.
The praise came during an official visit of Mr Ajayi, in the company of the Senior Programmes Officer, Enactus Nigeria, Mr Raphael Anagbe, to Covenant to deliver the Champions and participant trophies and plaques to the victorious Covenant team and the University Management last Friday.
Mr Ajayi stated that the mission to Covenant was to update the leadership of the University on the recent national championship and reiterate the need to keep raising solution providers.
He commended Team Covenant for showcasing excellence at the 2-day virtual championship, which was keenly contested by many first-generation universities in the country, which saw Covenant's emergence as the national champion.
Mr Ajayi thanked the University for providing the students with the opportunity to learn and develop life skills, leadership traits, and contribute to the betterment of the world. He noted that the ingenuity that Team Covenant had brought to bear on the global competition had necessitated Enactus Nigeria initiating discussions with some organizations towards using the winning project to improve the discourse on friendly environmental practices.
The Enactus Nigeria Country Director believed that the winning Pet City Project was at the experimental phase and could be transformed into a globally accepted idea by scaling up the project and improving on its current structure.
Staff Coordinator to Team Covenant, Mr Michael Fagbohun, said the victorious entry was a continuation of the ideas that started in 2018, which was purely designed to solve the global problems of disposal of plastic wastes. Mr Fagbohun said the team was strategizing on the means to scale up the project due to its viability and make it a revenue-generating venture for the University.
The Dean of Students' Affairs, Professor Conrad Omonhinmin, said the Covenant Enactus Team occupied an essential place in the heart of the University's Management, which was why they had and would continue to enjoy the support of the Board of the University and Management.
He charged the team to go beyond representation and become transformers. "No one will bring the change the nation desires, but the citizenry. We are already thinking of how to enlarge the team and link them to the University Start-up Lab, helping them develop in diverse areas among participating students," he stated.
Receiving the team, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Akan Williams, commended Enactus Nigeria and Team Covenant for raising the flag of the University high at the national and global competitions. Professor Williams said the University Management was not surprised by the feat. However, the students must raise and maintain the already attained status at the national level, he added.
The DVC noted that the mandate of leadership and entrepreneurship would continue to remain the core of the flagship programmes of Covenant University. "The skills set developed in the course of this expedition should reflect on whatever you will be doing in the future, as you practically deliver on the University's departure philosophy to provoke the desired change," he added.
Professor Williams said that in the not too distant future, Covenant University would be unveiling a Hall of Fame bearing portraits and excellent works of notable students of the University.
Covenant University Management with Enactus organisers and the University's team who emerged Enactus National Champions