“BE AN EAGLE, NOT VULTURE” – CLERIC CHARGES FUNAI STAFF AND STUDENTS
A fiery Anglican Cleric and Bishop of Amichi, Rt. Rev. Ephraim Okechukwu Ikeakor has charged staff and students of the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, to imbibe the qualities of eagles in their daily lives and shun those behavours that could portray them as vultures.
The cleric gave the charge recently in a 2-day Prayer Summit organised by the Joint Christian Campus Fellowship (JCCF) at the Federal University Nduf- Alike Ikwo.
Speaking on the theme: ‘’They that Wait on the Lord will Soar like the Eagles’’, with a text taken from Isaiah Chapt.40 v31, the bishop theologically distinguished eagles as the only bird that has ‘’discipline, strength and courage, focus, vision and patience’’ as its distinct hallmarks, adding that eagles are distinguished and outstanding in their mannerism.
Ikeakor stressed the need for staff and students of the University to exhibit qualities reminiscent of the eagle and shun vulture-like qualities which include belonging to secret cults, examination malpractices, prostitutions, indecent dressing, alcoholism and the likes. He advised those still wearing the toga of cultism to repent and come to the full knowledge of Christ- the Only True God in other to fulfil their God-given destinies.
Welcoming guests to the event, The JCCF Patron, Professor Michael Onuu said “Jesus has won the battle in all facets of the University”, calling on people to take advantage of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to re-channel their lives to godly and worthwhile ventures.
Earlier in his remarks, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba had called on members of the University community to “allow the Holy Spirit” take over their lives as such will lead to spiritual renaissance in the University.
The event featured song renditions by the JCCF choir, offering of prayers for the protection of staff and students and growth of the University, rededication of the University to God and music ministrations by an Abakaliki-based gospel artiste, De Lamb.