Why We Organised DELSU Praise Day —VC

BY ANTHONY ARUGBA/ABRAKA
VICE-Chancellor of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Prof. Victor Peretomode, has said that the DELSU Praise Day event is all about joyfully recounting God’s work in the institution.
Peretomode, who said this during the third edition of DELSU Praise Day event, noted that praise was valuable and morally excellent, adding that there was need to praise God on daily basis for His indescribable gift of life.
He said: “ We need to praise God always for the gift of life. That we are alive today is by His grace. We need to thank God for the air we breath, for the success of DELSU @ 25 celebration on Friday; for the peace in the university and community; for our students that have successfully resumed and begun lectures.
“We must praise and thank God everyday of our lives because He is our creator, healer, redeemer and defender. He is wise and powerful, merciful and gentle for he pardons our sins; hence, we need to praise him because He is near to us and for the opportunity to celebrate the third edition of DELSU Praise Day. “We see his power being released everyday and His enemies hunted and defeated. Let us thank Him because that allows God to transform every of our weaknesses into strength through Christ.
The VC emphasized that the power of praise makes the enemy to flee, pushes back darkness, stressing that even as “We are praising God now, evil has disappeared and He is always fighting our seen and unseen battle.”
Peretomode added: “ Our spirits are refreshed and renewed in His presence. As you dance, praise and sing to God, I don’t think there is anybody here thinking of sorrow because the Bible in Psalm 16 tells that ‘there is joy in the presence of God’.
He admonished Christians to always give praise priority in their lives so that they would continue to enjoy God’s grace, protection and blessings. In his sermon, Rev (Dr.) Charles Akpoki, commended the VC for instituting DELSU Praise Day, saying that the university should remain grateful to God for giving them a VC that has the fear God. He said one of the benefits of praise is restoration, while recalling with nostalgia how 10 lepers were healed in the Bible and only one came back thanked God.
He cautioned students against campus prostitution, cultism among other anti-social vices students engage in, urging them to live up to the confidence reposed on them by their parents so that at the end of their academic sojourn, they would make their parents proud.