Members of staff of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti have been advised to eschew vices such as bitterness, jealousy, pride, backbiting among others and embrace the virtues of love, if their aspirations for the Polytechnic in the New Year are to be granted by God.

The admonition formed part of the vocal points during the Inter-Religious New Year Prayer meeting held at the institutionís conference centre
The Acting Rector, Dr Dayo Oladebeye, who organised the prayer session, noted that the meeting became imperative to commit the polytechnic into the hands of God in the New Year.
Oladebeye also observed that the polytechnic particularly needed  Godís intervention to surmount the financial challenges confronting it.
He prayed that the year 2018 would be a year of prosperity for the polytechnic, while advising workers to be diligent in their various duty posts.
Earlier in his exhortation, the Coordinator of the All Christian Fellowship in the polytechnic, Pastor Sunday Faluyi, said workers should be prepared to walk uprightly in the New Year in order to achieve greatness.
Quoting from Psalm 65:11 and Psalm 15:1-4, Faluyi, who is also the Dean of Engineering, enjoined members of staff to shun rumour mongering and gossip in the New Year for their prayers to be answered by God and to inherit His kingdom.
On his part, the Chief Imam of the polytechnic, Alhaji Saka Lawal, predicted that the New Year would be glorious for workers, but cautioned that they must shun all acts capable of incurring the wrath of Allah.
During the session, which had over 200 workers in attendance, prayers were offered for the success of the Acting Rector as well as for the goodwill of the polytechnic, Ekiti State and Nigeria in general in 2018.
Giving the vote of thanks, the Registrar, Mrs Sade Adediran, appreciated the workers for coming to the prayer meeting.She counseled them to love one another and shun all acts capable of tarnishing  the institutionís image.