Covenant University (CU), Otta in Ogun state is big on farming. The mission-owned institution has established about 1,000 hectares of plantations, cultivating both cash and food crops such as cassava, plantain, oil palm, water melon, cucumber, pawpaw, tomatoes, pepper and vegetable, among others.
According to The Farm Supervisor, Oladejo Oladipo, Covenant University Farms started about three years ago. The Farms are an establishment of 300 hectares of cassava plantation; 250 hectares of oil palm and several other plantations which amount to about 1,000 hectares of plantations. The farms are located in three places, Canaan Land, Igbesa and Oko-Omi in Ado-Odo/Otta Local Government Area of Ogun state.
The agricultural project was a creation of the institution’s desire to inculcate agriculture-based entrepreneurial skills into its students. The Covenant University Farms creates wealth and employment through the agricultural project, and the Farm Supervisor is hopeful that the agricultural production, processing and packaging of various farm produce undertaken by the university will contribute to the nation’s gross domestic product.
Covenant University was found in On October 21, 2002, and is located in Canaan Land, Ota, Ogun State. A University founded on Pentecostal Christian ethos, Covenant University was established by the World Mission Agency (an arm of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel). David Oyedepo, the founder and presiding Bishop of Winners’ Chapel, is Chancellor of the University.
In January 2015, it was ranked as the best university in Nigeria according to Webometrics.