It was an atmosphere of faithfulness and cordiality as Staff and students of McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ogun State, celebrated their twelfth anniversary with a commemorative service at the University Multipurpose.

In a statement signed by the Deputy Registrar, Information and Public Relations, Mr. Sanmi Enigbokan said staff at the occasion regaled with singing melodious songs of praises in appreciation of the Lord’s grace upon the university community for weathering the storm over the years to become a cynosure of all eyes.

While kickstarting the commemorative service, the University Chaplain, Rev. Ibiwunmi Alo, charged the congregation to remain faithful in the Lord and in the university project, admonishing them to rise and shine for their glory has come.

She prayed that the vision of the university would continue to expand and that the pillar upon which the institution is established would not crumble.

In the same vein, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Francis Igbasan, in his remarks, appreciated the Lord for the special day, noting that every staff has every reason to be grateful to God for making it possible for all to witness this special occasion.

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He hinted that the university, which started in a bushy and jungle-like environment, has today become a community and a beautiful place to behold. He appreciated the founding fathers for their vision to establish the university, and commended the General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria and Visitor to the university, Rev. Dr. Sam Aboyeji, for his enormous support. Similarly, gratitude was extended to all members of the Board of Trustees, Governing Council, management, donors, staff and students for their unceasing support and cooperation, adding that without them we cannot say we have a university.

The well-attended service witnessed prayers for the university community and the celebration of members of staff who were around when the university was founded 12 years ago, and those whose birthdays fall within the month of February.

In attendance were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olatunji Okesola; acting Registrar, Mr. Olufemi Adebowale; acting Bursar, Mr. Ademola Osanyinro; acting University Librarian, Dr. Abiola Omotoso, among others.

McPherson University is a faith-based citadel of learning promoted by the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria with a vision to building a people of excellence and integrity for service. It was approved and licensed for operation by National Universities Commission on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 as the 49th private university and 121st university in Nigeria. It runs both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, which are fully accredited by NUC.