Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer and Spiritual Leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, confessed that jollof rice and chicken made him enrolled into the University Of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), in 1962.
Adeboye who received an honorary doctorate degree of Doctor of Divinity today from UNN said that he was on an excursion to the university in 1962 when he saw students eating jollof rice with half a chicken.
Adeboye stated that he took a pebble from the ground and told God to make him come to UNN.
“I took a pebble from the ground asked God to make me come to the University. The following year, 1963, God answered my prayers.” He said
Pastor Adeboye stated that his JAMB matriculation number was 1800.
He however noted that he left the university in 1966 without a degree but expressed joy that he received a doctorate degree from same university 60 years later.
“I left UNN in 1966 without a degree. Sixty years later, I have gotten a degree from UNN, now not as a first degree but a doctorate degree. That is why I feel elated. I am overwhelmed,” he said.
“It was the order of the then governor of the Eastern region Chief Odumgwu Ojukwu that non Igbos should leave the East; that was why I finished at the University of Ibadan.
“I am happy that a governor of Enugu state accompanied me today to UNN while the then governor of the Eastern region sent me packing because of civil war; that is God for you.
“I am happy that the first degree I missed in UNN has been replaced with honorary doctorate degree.
“I thank UNN for finding me worthy of this award.’’
He further urged everyone who have not given their life to Christ not to waste time and do so immediately because life is meaningless without Christ.
“Please if you have not given your life to Christ; do not waste time; do so immediately as you come to the prayer rally I am holding in this University after this award.”
Mr. Emmanuel Ukala, the Pro-chancellor of the university, who was represented by the vice chancellor, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, while speaking noted that pastor Adeboye is a man of achievement and he deserved the honourary degree.
“It is necessary to point out, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, that the University of Nigeria places high premium on positive, and the road to the attainment of its honourary degree is quite tight indeed.
“As a result, anyone that successfully moves through the tight rope deserves our honour and veneration. I, therefore congratulate Pastor E. A Adeboye for his selection for the award of the honourary degree of the University. Welcome on board as a significant member of the den of lions and lionesses.”