Olukoya splashes N40m on first class graduates

LAGOS — In continuation of his desire to reward academic excellence, the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, MFM, Dr. Daniel Olukoya, weekend, splashed N40 million on members of the church who graduated with first class honours degree from different universities across the country.

The event which is third in the series made the 77 graduates smile home with N 500,000 each. The previous first class graduates went home with a car each, but this time around, Dr. Olukoya settled for cash, against the background of the number of graduates, which rose from 15 last year to 77 this year.

Pastor Shade Olukoya and Prof. Akin Osibogun presenting cheque to Miss Ojemekele Osebhahiemen at the award ceremony.

Pastor Shade Olukoya and Prof. Akin Osibogun presenting cheque to Miss Ojemekele Osebhahiemen at the award ceremony.

Besides, the graduates will have the opportunity of using the monetary gifts to pursue their higher degree programmes.

The breakdown of the graduates showed that University of Lagos (UNILAG) top the list with 12 graduates which cut across various disciplines, followed by University of Ibadan with nine of such graduates while one is from Central University College, Accra, Ghana.

Speaking at the occasion, Pastor Shade Olukoya, who presented the award praised the graduates for dedication to their academic work and serving God at the same time.

According to her, the award was put in place to reward members of MFM who are dedicated to their academic work while also creating time to serve the Almighty God.

Her words; “this is a reward for hard work, dedication to duty and above all, service to God and mankind”.

The programme which took place at the Prayer City along Lagos-Ibadan Express way during the Power-Must-Change-Hands programme attracted people from different aspects of life. On hand to present the cash gift to the graduates was Prof. Akin Osibogun, Chief Medical Director, University of Lagos Teaching Hospital.

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