The word Spiritan, which is derived from the Latin word “Spiritus” (Spirit), refers to a Religious Order, Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Congregatio Sancti Spiritus) to which the proprietors belong. The Congregation of the Holy Spirit is an International Religious Order in the Catholic Church founded in France on May 27, 1703. The first Spiritan Missionaries arrived and began their Educational and evangelization work in Nigeria in 1885. Presently it has indigenous membership of over six hundred, working in various areas of youth apostolate through Education ministry nationally and internationally. This Religious Order is specifically dedicated to the Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit of Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom and Fortitude. The name of the University is inspired by the above chrisms from the Holy Spirit, hence the University aims at imparting holistic knowledge, understanding and wisdom which constitute the hallmark of University education.