May 29th, 2018
It was a wonderful experience at the power of faith building as staff and students of Michael and Cecilia Ibru University and Michael and Cecilia Foundation Demonstration Schools came out to celebrate Democracy Day
A cross section of MCFDS students at power of faith building
The President gave her opening remark on the reason why we should celebrate our democracy day and how far we have come as a nation. She said as youths, we must act and think fast if we want to become leaders of our nation. She charged Staff and students to be proactive.
The President delivering her opening speech
For us to become great we must be ready to work hard with purpose, She said Nigeria is a young democracy and we all must be ready to steer the country in the right direction. After the President remarks, popular comedian “MC Saniyo” thrilled the audience with some funny jokes that got everyone laughing off their seats.
Three students of the Michael and Cecilia Foundation Demonstration School came out to speak on past heroes of our democracy. Omoyibo Blessing spoke on the life and impact of late Mrs. Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti on our democracy, Daniel Ovwigho spoke on the life and impact of Herbert Macaulay in Nigeria and how he fought against oppression of the uneducated people while Omofurhieta Theophilus spoke on how late Chief. Anthony Enahoro fought for true democracy in Nigeria.
There was a heated debate between students of MCIU on the topic “Should President Buhari Come Back in 2019?” The debaters were judged on their level of composure, valid point made and actual facts provided. At the end of the debate those against the motion that President Buhari should not return in 2019 had 36 points and those in favour had 22 points. The opposing team was declared the winner of the debate.
An MCIU Student making a point during the debate
There was a colourful drama presentation by the students of Michael and Cecilia Foundation Demonstration Schools titled “Over Pampered Child”. It was an interesting drama that showed the disadvantage of not giving proper home training to children.
Students of Michael and Cecilia Foundation Demonstration School on stage
A group of MCIU Discussants spoke on the state of our democracy. The Speakers did justice to the topic. One of the Speakers, Ms. Omotola Omolayo said we need to go back to the drawing board and re-strategize because right now we don’t have passionate youths that are ready to take over leadership in our democracy.
Director of Communication Ms.Omotola omolayo making a point
Another speaker Mr. Monday Otache said the youths have to be responsible and make their own contribution to the society. They need to prove that they can take over leadership else if they don’t we would be left with a bunch of people with analog brains. The talk show ended with the need for us as youths to develop ourselves.
The Vice Chancellor Prof Ibiyinka Fuwape gave the vote of thanks on the success of the program. She said “If you are waiting for a miracle president to come you will wait in vain”. She charged the students to work hard and become the solution to the problem of Nigeria.
The Democracy Day celebration ended with a closing prayer by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Dicta Ogisi after which we sang the National anthem.
Written by Oscar Ogbakpan