From Usman Shuaibu Abuja
A religious leader in charge of the Calvary Tabernacle Seminary kutunku, Gwagwalada Area Council, Bishop (Prof.) Ernest Adeniyi Aiyedun, the convener of Non-Denominational Christ-centred Ministers’ Leadership Conference, has urged the graduands of the Seminary not to emulate any clergyman in the cause of carrying out the good work of God in their various churches.
Aiyedun, who is also the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Abuja made the call in an interview with our correspondent during the 2018 Ministers’ Leadership Conference (MILECO) and Matriculation/Convocation of the Doctorate candidates which took place at the Calvary Tabernacle Seminary kutunku, Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja on Saturday.
He further charged the graduands to face their work at their ministries with challenge, courage and boldness at all times, saying that God has purpose for everybody.
His words: “The graduands should not have any purpose on their own, let God decides their purpose and what God wants them to do. They should know that it is God who gives assignment for the people and let God leads them and they will be successful”.
Commenting on the conference, he said the ministers leadership conference used to be held once in year in Abuja, pointing out that all the Christian denominations always attend the conference.
He said the conference was aimed at galvanizing all the denominations to deep as well shape them for networking and synergy to break the words of divisions among the denominations.
He advised the clergymen that the ministry is a calling from God for some of them who want to preach the words of God.
Aiyedun, who is a professor of Agricultural Economics, however, used the occasion to appeal to the Federal Government to give priority attention to the education of the youths in the country, noting that the youths were no longer happy with the government of the day.
Presenting a seminar lecture entitled “When You Speak, People Should Listen to You” (Daniel 5:13,14), the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Prof. Michael Adikwu urged the clerics to deem it necessary to consider the welfare of the church members to enable them pay attention to them in the church.
On his part, the representative of the National Secretary of the Chartered Ministerial Association Ilorin, Nigeria, Rev. (Dr) S.O.
Adebayo, charged the graduands to use the knowledge they had acquired to better the kingdom of God and the Christian community at large.
Meanwhile, the graduated students are: Dr Maji Daikwo Aaron; (Doctorate Degree in Theology), Alabi Stephen Abiodun; (Doctorate Degree in Theology), Ogunode Niyi; (Master’s Degree in Theology) and
Esther Nnanatu Amuche; (Diploma in Theology).
In his response, Dr Maji Daikwo Aaron, who is a computer operator with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), thanked the lecturers who impacted knowledge on him to come out successfully in his academic pursuit at the seminary.