Babcock is owned by The Seventh Day Adventist Church and the abhor meat consumption for its members. The Vice-President (VP) of the university, Prof Iheanyichukwu Okoro while speaking with The Nation said meat diet exposes people to cancer, and other diseases and above all, shortens life. He said the church felt it should introduce vegetarianism in all its institutions because the church has adopted vegetarian diet officially, therefore its institutions also must follow suit. “The seventh Day Adventist Church, owners of Babcock, is not just only concerned about the spiritual well being of people but the physical and it has been shown without doubt in all scientific literature that vegetarian diet is superior to any meat diet. I can tell you with the vegetarian diet that they are taking, they look healthier than when they go home,” he said. According to Okoro, members of the church are allowed to eat only ‘clean meat’ in accordance with Biblical injunction. “They are not allowed to eat pork, dog, camel or vulture meat because they are unclean meat,” he said.