By; PATRICK TITUS, Uyo
The General Overseer of His Divine Redeemed World Ministries (AKA the Bride of Christ), Apostle Elijah Jack has announced plans to train 5,000 youth across the 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom State to acquire skills for entrepreneurial development.
Speaking during the courtesy visit on him by Nigerian Christian Youths Organisation (NCYO) on Wednesday, Apostle Jack said he was committed to serve mankind especially the youths to acquire skills and Entrepreneurship for their development.
He disclosed that 50 youths drawn from each of the local government area of the state will be selected for the said training just to ameliorate their sufferings.
“I have started looking into youth empowerment as a mandate that I must carry out in the society not by compulsion but by doing it because it is important that I should affect lives positively.”
The Christian Youths listed programmes they have embarked to include providing help for the needy , Apprenticeship programmes for the Disable persons, donation of Christian books to schools libraries in the state, youths enlightenment programmes in dangers of drug abuse, alcoholism, cultism , kidnapping and other social vices in the society .
President of the Organisation Bro Nse Gabriel while presenting and excellent service award to Apostle Elijah Jack disclosed that the group has inaugurated education/ welfare endowment fund to generate funds for scholarship and welfare programmes for members.
He said the group magazine would be produced within the year to highlight ideologies and tenets of christian youths in the society .
He announced an inter states prayer conference in Port Harcourt on the theme ” Our story shall be different” and requested for financial support from the church to assist them in the programme.
He appreciated the General overseer for demonstrating exemplary leadership laced with human attitude to various persons for the advancement of humanity.
“This indeed testifies of your administrative prowess and transparent honesty, which have not only been heard but seen. We will not fail to commend your spiritual upbringing of the youth and other humanitarian gestures towards the less privileged in the society,” he said.