Catholic students mark Valentine’s Day
The Nigerian Federation of Catholic Students (NFCS), Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) chapter, gathered members, last week, to commemorate Saint Valentine’s Day. The event was organised by the drama band in conjunction with St. Michael Catholic Church, Ago-Iwoye. The programme was held in the premises of the church.
Present at the event were the Chaplain of the church, Reverend Father Michael Banjo, Reverend Sister Chinonye Ubajaka, the NFCS president, Akinyemi Talabi, vice president, Blessing Osuji, a motivational speaker, Shadrack Akinola and the students. The event was anchored by a comedian, Uzoh Madu, who recently graduated from Performing Arts at OOU.
Rev. Sister Ubajaka talked about Christian friendship. In her lecture, she said agape love was the greatest of all love. She enjoined members of the fellowship to desist from the act that would set them against God.
After the speech, the drama band presented a play, which centered on sex and rape. The audience were held spell bound during the play.
Akinola spoke on Building loving relationships. He emphasised on the need for youth to abstain from sex, stating some negative spiritual effects that could arise from the act. Reverend Father Banjo spoke on purity and love. After the speech, the drama band presented its second drama, which promoted care for the destitute.
Speaking to CAMPUSLIFE, a member of the fellowship, Maureen Kenliho, said: “The event was exciting most especially the drama. It was captivating and educative.” Sylvester Ayodele, an official of the fellowship, said the organisation of the event was not easy but “we give God all the glory.”
At the end of the event, students exchanged gift items, after which a cake was cut to mark the day.