By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna
The Secretary of Kaduna State chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), Dr Sunday Ibrahim, has urged Nigerians to recognise the contributions of institutions like Doxa institute in ensuring the inculcation of moral standards in the lives young people in the country.
He observed that there is the need for the youths to be properly brought up morally for the sustenance of the future of the country spiritually and physically.
He appreciated Doxa Institute for honouring him and prayed it would do more, praying that as he has been recognized, others will also be recognized.
Spy at the Doxa Institute Panorama and Award ceremony held in Kaduna on Saturday the CAN Scribe who was awarded an honorary Doctor of Counseling Psychology, said he would not take the honour for granted or a privilege but assuring that it would help him do more in the service to humanity.
“So I will try to do my best and put more effort into whatever I do. I’m a product of praise.
“I also want to tell my fellow ministers of the Gospel that whatsoever we’re doing we should try and put in our best. We should also know that people are understudying us, and that people can talk more about us than ourselves,” he advised.
Dr. Ibrahim called on spirited Nigerians that there is a need for them to also come to Doxa Institute to help support and sell the institute to their friends, neighbours, churches as it has quite a number of things to contribute to the body of Christ particularly at this dire period of the country’s nationhood.
“People seems not to listen to knowledge and wisdom and that is why today in the pulpits there are quite a number of half baked theologians if at all they are scholars,” he lamented.
Fielding questions from journalists shortly after the award presentation, Chairman of Doxa Institute, Engr. (Dr) Iliya Yusuf, said he was happy to see a Christian perspective on how Christ is planted and to see that this will go all over the world.
He said it is impressive nowadays to see people press on for more of God than worldly things, and called on other Nigerians to follow suit to enable Doxa Institute to grow to greater heights.
Also, a lecturer of the Institute, Prof Ayodele Babalola, said the Institute is actually a correction to many abnormalities in circular institutions.
So, going by the theme: “Edushift E-Pluribus Unum, Doxa Institute is trying to bring out a new perspective which has to do with God.
He explained, “When you look at the so-called conventional institutions everything they do is rooted in God. The book of Job, Numbers there is no discipline that is not found in those books. So we’re trying to involve God just as He has been taken out of our educational setting in every discipline, perspective and every section of education. This is what Doxa Institute is out to do for now.”
Speaking on behalf of other recipients, Rev. (Dr) Maria Baushe, commended Doxa Institute for honouring them, adding that it took all of them by surprise, but quickly added that it was the appropriate time set by God Himself.
She promised that they would work hard to protect the image of God in and outside the country; and also help to announce Doxa Institute to the world as well as contribute to raise its standard of education.
Other awardees include; Mr Musa Garba, Biyok Audu, Samuel Achi, Rev. Shuaibu Ayuba, and John Abba.
Doxa Institute is an affiliate of Cornerstone University Israel/USA.