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The Rector of Immanuel College of Theology and Christian Education, Samonda Ibadan, Venerable (Dr) Isaac Olukoyade Oyeneye has stated that true federalism is the solution to series of problems facing Nigeria as a country.

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Dr Isaac Olukoyade made this statement in Ibadan, the Capital City of Oyo State on Monday during a dinner and press conference held at the Multipurpose Hall of the College.

The dinner and press conference is an event heralding the valedictory thanksgiving and 63rd graduation of the college.

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Immanuel College of Theology and Christian Education Ibadan is an affiliation with the University of Ibadan.

Speaking with journalits shortly after his address at the event Dr Isaac noted that the call for secession by various tribal groups in the country is not really the solution to Nigeria problem.

The clergyman stressed that true federalism is the way out of Nigeria’s challenges.

He said, “The way we practice our federalism is wrong, Let each region control it’s resources and remit to the federal whatever percentage, which is true federalism.”

“Every tribe in Nigeria are agitating, but if we play true federalism, peace will reign, there will be development in all sectors and this will bring a rapid growth we’ve been yearning for.” He said.

While Speaking about the College, the Rector said, “Immanuel College was established by the Fathers of Anglican Church and Methodist Church 66years ago.”

“These are two big Christian denominations in Nigeria.They still come together, they have their differences and they’ve been resolving it. Till today, we’re still together. We still run this school together, none of us has pulled apart. Nigerian government can also tap into this unity of purpose from our system so they can develop our country with genuine interest and love for our nation.” He said.

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In their separate remarks, the Board Chairman of the College, Rt Reverend Olu Akinola, the Chairman Graduation/Award Planning Committee, Rt Reverend Ifedola Okuperi, the Alumni President Rt Reverend Jacob Ibikunle urged the graduands to be a good ambassador of the college.

The board chairman in his speech charged the newly graduands of the college to always remember Immanuel College in their dealings, noting that the College they cannot be whom they are.

While advising the graduands the Rector of the college said, ” for the sake of this college always do things right in whatever position you meet yourself in the nearest future.”

Highlights of the event include cultural display and native rendition by students of the college, among others.

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