The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Prof.Kolawole Salako has called on members of the varsity community,christians in particular and Nigerians in general to live in harmony by embracing love and peace in the spirit of Easter celebration.
He made this call in his Easter goodwill message made available to our correspondent.
The don who congratulated christians in the university and the world at large for a successful completion of the lent season, felicitated with them on the celebration of Easter.
The Vice-Chancellor urged staff and students of FUNAAB and citizenry at large to shun rancour and acrimony while reiterating that the development and progress of varsity and Nigeria in general were to love and unity among individuals therein,irrespective of political and religious affiliation.
He emphasised that the whole essence of Easter celebration “is Christ selfless love and sacrifice to humanity through his death on the cross and resurrection thereafter.”
Prof. Salako urged christians and Nigerians at large to imbibe the Easter spirit of love and sacrifice for the general good of the university and the society as a whole.
While commended the members of the university community for religious harmony and peaceful co-existence, he assured that as their Vice-Chancellor “he will continue to promote the spirit of oneness through unwavering commitment to fairness,equity,justice and transparency which are the cardinal objectives and mainstay of his Administration 12-Point Agenda.”
Prof. Salako further urged members of the university community and citizenry in general to complement government’s efforts at combating the spread of Covid-19 by strictly adhering to medical protocols of avoiding high density gathering, especially while attending Easter picnic at religious and event centres, maintaining social distance and wearing of face masks.
The Vice-Chancellor reiterated his Administration’s commitment to making the university safe for members of the academic community and guests by sustaining consistent fumigation of the nooks and crannies of the campus,provision of hand sanitizers,water and soaps and enforcing use of face masks.