Covenant University has commenced a series of community development services aimed at impacting positively on the lives of people in its host community, Ota and its environs.
The services which range from environmental sanitation, beautification, construction of amusement parks, entrepreneurial skills acquisition, among others, are coordinated under the umbrella of Covenant University Community Development Initiative. The programme is part of deliberate efforts by the University to inculcate the spirit of leadership and responsibility-citizenship skills in its students through the platform of community service.
The first phase of the programme kicked off on Saturday, June 3, 2006, with the graduating students embarking on environmental sanitation within the streets of its host communities- Ota, Sango and their surroundings. The students, numbering about 800, also went out on Saturday June 10, 2006 to strategic locations within Sango metropolis, especially areas where the Local Government Authorities had earlier identified as neglected with high level of refuse dumps. The students with the support of some heavy-duty, earth-moving equipment provided by the University were able to rid the city's motor park and some other major spots of refuse, some of which had been dumped as far back as two years ago.