Freed Anchor varsity DVC: my faith remains unshakable


By Kofoworola Belo-Osagie

Despite his ordeal in the hands of kidnappers, the Deputy Vice-chancellor of Anchor University Lagos (AUL), Prof. Johnson Fatokun says his faith in God remains unmoved.

Speaking after his release, Fatokun said he would continue to work and pray for the country’s progress.

He said: “Despite the experience, my faith remains unshakable. We will continue to work, pray and raise godly men and women who are destined to change the narratives and make Nigeria a better place for the generations ahead.”

Fatokun, who was abducted on Sunday on his way from Jos and released on Wednesday after three days in captivity, is expected back in Lagos today.

In a statement by the Assistant Registrar, Strategy and Communications, Okesola Sanusi, the University thanked the security agencies and Deeper Life Church and campus Fellowship for their prayers and support through the ordeal.

The statement reads: “The Vice-Chancellor and Management of Anchor University joyfully announce the release of our Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof Johnson. O. Fatokun who was abducted in Nasarawa on Monday, 18 January 2021.

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“Professor Fatokun was released on Wednesday 20, 2021, after negotiations with his abductors. His release was secured in Keffi from where he was immediately conveyed to Abuja.

“Anchor University Management and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor used this moment to appreciate everyone who prayed, showed concern, and contributed to his release, particularly the security agencies.

“The University is immensely grateful also to leaders and members of Deeper Life Campus Fellowship and Deeper Life Bible Church worldwide, other Christian denominations and religious groups in Nigeria, the media and indeed the general public for their invaluable support and prayers throughout the ordeal.”


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