Vice chancellor of the Ekiti State University (EKSU) Samuel Oye Bamidele dropped a bombshell during an interview with Deeper Life Bible Church pastor Odunayo Ogunmola.
Excerpts from the interview:
Odunayo Ogunmola: In the course of your career as an academic in this university or elsewhere, have you ever been tempted by female students?
VC: Samuel Oye Bamidele: I want to say that every human being is tempted at one point or the other. And maybe I should say it today, the power of being a Christian is that God will give you the ability, the unusual supernatural power to be able to overcome temptation without falling into it. There is a difference between temptation and falling into temptation.
For example, we are all men here and that makes it good. Supposing a woman is here now, the atmosphere will not be the same. I will not say I have not been tempted in the sense that maybe an amorous person comes in, wanting to show a quarter of her breast. I will say, ‘Excuse me, go out and dress properly. As a lecturer, you can’t come into my office like that.’
Some students will come with the intention to tempt you, trying to make eye contacts, and I will say, what are you trying to do? For you to be able to overcome temptation, you must resist it. But some people don’t resist the picture of temptation, so they run into it. So, to respond to your question directly, I want to say that to God be the glory, since I gave my life to Christ, I have not been tempted to the extent of falling, touching another person’s wife or student; never, never.