In its efforts to tackle unemployment in the country, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) yesterday voiced its determination to create wealth and employment opportunities for Christian youths through ability acquisitions.
The President of PFN, Bishop Wale Oke, made the disclosure in an Icelandic federal leaders’ retreat of the entire body with the theme:’Gideon’s Army’, held in the International Skills Acquisition Centre (ISAC) in Gora, Nasarawa State.
The resolve came on the heels of this assurance given by the Chairman of the Centre, Prof. John Kennedy Okpara, who noted that Nigeria was blessed with all material and human resources if properly harnessed.
While addressing the participants, Okpara expressed the willingness of his firm to associate that the PFN in training their associates in agricultural-related areas, so as to help in wealth creation from Christendom and to cushion the effect of the biting economy.
Oke, however, in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, Oyo State, yesterday by his media office, voiced concern about the high rate of unemployment among the youths from the land, saying: “To this effect, the PFN has concluded plans to sponsor roughly 200 Christian youths of Pentecostal denominations for its practice and skills acquisition at ISAC.”
While speaking further in the event, the cleric announced the 36 states’ chapters of the Fellowship, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), should forwards at least five names each to the PFN Secretariat for coaching in the CSS Integrated Farms.
He revealed to participants in the retreat the 10- point agenda of his leadership with an assurance to members that they’d be helpful to the entire body of Christ and the country at large.