The Lagos chapter of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has created three new directorates They include: Health & Medical, Children &Teens, and Community&Personal Development CPD
The Secretary of the Fellowship, Apostle Apostle Akin Akindejoye said in a statement that the directorates were a direct response to the needs of the body in Lagos.
According to him, the Directorate of Health and Medical Services was created to address the sudden rise in medical conditions among members of the fellowship.
The directorate according to the statement “will to a large extent fill be able to provide healthcare, counseling, checks as may be necessary periodically as well as make prescriptions for members.”
The Directorate is led by Rev Dr. Deji Akinlade; a consummate medical professional of many years of practice in both the public and private sectors.
The Directorate of Children and Teens on the other hand is being headed by Mrs. Helen Karika. She is described as “a wonderful personality who has been devoted to children evangelism for years”
She is expected to organize “retreats for children teachers and teen handlers as well as ensuring that planned programs for the children and teenagers are properly executed.”
The Directorate of Community and Personal Development CPD is expected to function as the Corporate Social Responsibility CSR arm of the fellowship in Lagos State.
The purpose of the directorate according to the statement is to address issues in communities with emphasis on the people, projects, and public institutions. This is expected to drive the holistic development agenda of PFN, Lagos State.
“It will oversee team members, provide short and long-range planning for projects, review current projects, ensure that projects benefit the team members and target communities in accordance with approved standards and best practices.”
The directorate is being headed by Rev Eric Ighalo, who has vast experience in non-governmental organizations. He has been instrumental in many social interventions over the years.
The statement also informed that the creation of new directorates is part of the ongoing reforms aimed at repositioning the fellowship for greater impact in the society under the Chairmanship of Apostle Enyinnaya Okwuonu.
These directorates are expected to “function alongside others that are effectively on ground touching lives in different dimensions and ensuring that Christ is glorified.”