General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has cautioned graduates against searching for job after leaving school, but enjoined them to be employers of labour.
Speaking at the sod turning ceremony of the Redeemer’s University in Ede, Osun State, yesterday, Pastor Adeboye said the problem of unemployment in Nigeria can only become a thing of the past if all graduates think of becoming employers and not employees.
While stressing the need for graduates to zero their minds from white collar jobs, Adeboye stated that graduates must be ready to use their ideas to solve the problem of unemployment in the country.
He said graduates of the Redeemer’s University were warned not to apply for jobs, but trained to be employers of labour, adding that “the university is unique because we train our students to employ people and not to serve people.”
Adeboye while stressing the need for education noted that he would have ended up a poor man, but for the education he acquired in life, and therefore urged parents to ensure that their children are well educated.
According to him “I would have died a poor man if I failed to use the brain God gave to me. One of th things that helped m in life is education. Education brings about change. It is the bedrock of transformation in life.”
On the choice of Ede for the site of the university, Pastor Adboye said he was led by God 30 years ago to site the university in Ede, saying “Ede is a very lucky town, because if I have my way I would have sited the university in my home town, Ifewara or Ilesa where my mother and wife hail from.”
Adeboye who declared that the university would be a model for others in Africa, assured that the university would bring peace, progress and development to Osun state and Ede town in particular.
In his speech, Governor Rauf Aregbesola stressed the need for universities in the country to have areas of specialization, rather than teaching all aspects of academics