- Mr. Tunde Fasanya (CEO, Bold Ark Limited)
- Mr. Yinka Fisher (Coordinator, SMEDAN Lagos Buiness Office)
- Comrade Prince Saviour Iche (AMEN, National President)
- Dr. Gabriel Oyediji (Director, Compassionate Orphanage)
- Mr. Goldman E. Kalu (Coordinator, Child Protection Network, an initiative of UNICEF)
- Pastor Olajide Esan (Coordinator, CVED)
- Pastor Nicholas Uanikhoba (Registrar, CVED)
- Pastor Mercy Esan
- Mrs. Funmi Alonge
- Mrs. Hannah Adedina
- Mrs. Cecilia Omoagbor
- Mrs. Olufunke Oyekanmi
- Mrs. Blessing Agboola
- Mrs. Hadeza Omotayo
- Mrs. Josephine Chukwuma
- Mr. Solomon Gbadamosi
- Mr. Ayomide Oyekanmi
- Mr. Michael Ilesanmi
Opening prayer was led by Sister Seun Ajayi at 12 noon which lasted for ten minutes, thereafter Sister Funke Oyekanmi took the opening praise that also lasted for ten minutes. The national anthem followed suit and was led by Brother Solomon Gbadamosi.
Brother Kayode Aishida and Sister Seun Ajayi were introduced as the anchors for the day and they welcomed all the instructors, the graduants and all their well wishers to the occasion.
Pastor Jide Esan who also doubles as the CVED Coordinator gave a speech also welcoming everybody and congratulating the graduants for the successful completion of their respective vocational training.
Thereafter, the Registrar of CVED, Pastor Nicholas on behalf of Reverend David Olatona who was unavoidably absent enjoined the new graduants to start up something with their newly acquired skills and encouraged them to be masters of their trade.
The Coordinator, Pastor Jide Esan gave the first set of certificates to student graduants in the Adult Literacy, Photography & Videpgraphy and Computer Appreciation classes.
The first speech was delivered by the Key Speaker, Mr. Tunde Fasanya and he firstly appreciated Rev. David Olatona for the opportunity given to him; he also appreciated the grace of God on Rev. David Olatona and the love he has for people in seeing them being employers of labour and economically self-sufficient, which is a rare trait in men. Mr Fasanya’s message to the three hundred and four (304) graduants centered on DILIGENCE. He urged them all to believe in God and be steadfast in prayers, assuring them of God’s provision if they make God the CEO of their respective chosen fields. He emphasized on the need to be practical in one’s dealings, advised them not to be rude to their customers because when they do, they lose that particular customer to a rival; he told them to be humble at all times even when pushed to act otherwise. He advised them not to wait till they have a huge sum of money before they start up a business of their own, urging them to start irrespective of how little the cash at hand may be. Finally, he told the graduants that their success doesn’t depend on their religion, culture, background, race or any of such factors but that their success lies in their own hands.
He presented certificates to the Beads & Wire-works and the Screen Printing student graduants.
The second speech was delivered by Comrade Iche and he majored on ATTITUDE. He made them understand that attitude helps them in keeping their clients; also talked about the importance of sacrifice, citing Abraham as a sample and also about the need to invest gainfully. He told them to make God a part of their lives and if they do, their business story will change. He also said to them that it doesn’t matter how many people is in the same business with them, they should strive to add a personal touch to their own thing.
He presented the certificates to the Decoration & Hairdressing and also the Makeup & Headgear Tying student graduants.
The last speech was said by Mr. Goldman Kalu, he advised them not to hide/bury their talents/skills and that the skills they have acquired should be applied with diligence for them to go far in life. He urged the parents present amongst the graduants to take care of their children/wards and be sensitive where they are concerned, so as to be able to identify signs of abuse.
He presented certificates to the Home-use Chemical Production student graduants.
After the speeches, Pastor Jide came up to inform the attendees and guests on the upcoming new session. The new session is to commence on the 25th of September 2015 and it is going to run for 12 weeks; the registration forms will be out for sale from the 16th of September 2015 and for the first time since the inception of CVED, the forms will be sold and will sell for a token of #100. He also told the attendees that the 18th session will be for people who have not participated and benefited from CVED ever since its inception and urged those present to invite their friends and family to come partake of this opportunity. After this, he awarded certificates to the Catering student graduants.
Mrs Fasanya spoke briefly to the graduants and prayed for them that their testimonies would start rolling in; she assisted in presenting the #5000 cash gifts to the best students in each department. The best student in the Chemical Production class received an extra cash gift of #10000 courtesy Rev. Oyediji.
Pastor Jide Esan took the announcements and said the closing prayer. The event ended at 3:10 pm.
To the glory of God, the graduation was another colourful and wonderful event; we bless God for the lives that are touched through us each session and in every nation we have taken this skill acquisition training to; God bless you all also for being a part of this dream that keeps turning into an explosive reality with each and every student’s life imparted!