Oyedepo Counsels Youths against Get-Rich-Quick Syndrome


President, Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has adviced Nigerian youths against taking fast means to acquire wealth. He made this statement at the 8th Convocation of Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, held on Friday.

Oyedepo, who is the institution’s Chancellor and visitor, explained to the latest graduates that there are dangers attached to being impatient. Hence, they must follow the right path in attaining success no matter how long it will take.

He said, “Hurry is the breeding ground for horror. It is common knowledge that most victims of accidents are men and women in a hurry, insensitive to road signs and who engage in over speeding, ending their lives before they know.

“The word ‘patience’ is no longer in the vocabulary of our youths. They don’t believe in the dignity of labour, leading to many losing their lives.

“Some other youths are into hard drug business. A number of these may have been shot dead in the course of their business and many may be lamenting in various countries around the world.
“Some youths must have joined armed robbery gangs because they cannot wait, the process is too slow for them. A number of youths today engage in computer scam and many are grieving in prison, while others continue to suffer irreversible curses from their victims.

“Furthermore, today, a particular syndrome is the crave to travel out of the country without a defined mission. You ask some of these youths ‘you must travel, but to where?’ You may be surprised to hear their answer: ‘anywhere’. Or you are travelling to do what? Their response is .‘anything.’

“There is nothing wrong in going out to study, but there is everything wrong in living one’s life to chance. Life without a mission is adventure in frustration. Travelling out of the country is not an achievement...”

Furthermore, the cleric cautioned the graduates on how they live their lives because there is no spare. He added, "We have just one life. So, use it wisely."

A total of 468 students were graduated by the institution. Out of that number 45 bagged a first class, 196 got second class, while 221 finished with third class.

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