By Amaka Olua
The Catholic Diocese of Awka owned Masdevan Farms, Urum Awka North L.G.A Anambra State , on Friday 14 June 2019, issued certificates to 52 graduating students of the institution it also featured the inauguration of 30 students into the institution.
Speaking at the event, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, who was represented by the Chancellor Awka Diocese, Rev Fr Francis Chidume, thanked God for his grace and protection, He commended the director Masdevan Farms, Rev Fr Sebastain Anokwulu for his tireless efforts and numerous projects being carried out in his administration, saying that masdevan farms is now making waves in the south East.
He stated that Agriculture is the most important aspects of livelihood which had made so many people famous in society, noting that farming was not only meant for people in the rural area but for everybody. He advised the graduating students to put in practice, all they had being thought which would help them establish their own farms and make a living out of it. He maintained that with little income and equipment they would be able to set up their own farms which would make them independent. He stated that if they took what they do seriously they would attain a greater height. He advised them to be of good behavior and represent their institution in and outside the state. Fr Chidume charged the newly inaugurated students to take their studies seriously so as to be a better people to their families and the society at large.
Also speaking, the Director Masdevan Farms, Rev Fr Sebastian Anokwulu, thanked the Chancellor for making out time to celebrate with them not minding his tight schedules. He stated that the event was a periodic event in which they matriculate and convocate the outgoing students giving them their certificates which proof that they had passed through the institution, noting that it’s their 3rd time of graduating and matriculating.
He maintained that Masdevan farms is one of the institutions which the Central Bank of Nigeria had approved as one of their anchor borrowers to give loan to the interested students who are ready to establish their own farms without collateral. He maintained that the central bank had set aside 10 million each for every student who is ready and undergoes their training and also to provide plans and the type of business they would venture into.Fr Anokwulu urged them to make uses of the opportunity, saying its not easy to get a loan elsewhere without collateral. He advised the new students to take their studies seriously so as to achieve their goals, saying they should be ready to work under the rain and sun.