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PFN begins empowerment programme for young people

by Church Times

PFN Youths:

Bothered by the crippling unemployment situation in the country, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has reached an agreement with CSS Integrated Farms, Gora, Nasarawa State to train about 200  youths in modern-day farming techniques.

PFN youths

Some of the national officers in attendance were; (L-R) Archbishop Johnpraise Daniels, the National Deputy President, Bishop Francis Wale Oke the PFN President, Dr Cosmos Ilechukwu the National Secretary and Bishop David Bakare, the National Deputy Secretary

This was made known during a recent three-day National Leaders Retreat of the fellowship.

The retreat with the theme ‘Gideon’s Army’ held at the International Skills Acquisition Center (ISAC), owners of CSS Integrated Farms, Gora, Nasarawa State.

The President of the fellowship, Bishop Wale Oke said in a statement that the decision to train the young people is being made possible by the Chairman of the centre, Professor John Kennedy Okpara.

Professor Okpara had noted during the retreat that the nation “is blessed with human and material resources if properly harnessed”. He also expressed the willingness of his organisation to partner with PFN in training its members in agric-related skills

He said the training will go a long way to help create more wealth in the country and cushion the effect of economic hardship.

To this effect, the PFN has concluded plans to sponsor about 200 Christian youths of pentecostal denominations for the training and skills acquisition at ISAC.

Bishop Oke then announced that the 36 states’ chapters of the Fellowship, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, should forward at least, five names each to the PFN Secretariat for training at the CSS Integrated Farms.

He said the body was determined to buoy up the country’s gliding economy, through the creation of wealth and employment opportunities for its teeming youths, through skills acquisition and farming.

While disclosing the 10- point agenda of his leadership, he assured members that he would pursue programmes that would be beneficial to the Body of Christ and the nation as a whole.

The PFN President who is also the President and founder of Sword of the Spirit Ministries International had noted earlier in the retreat that the emergence of the body’s leadership was for a divine purpose, stressing that “the Lord has chosen us to lead the PFN at such a time as this when our nation is in dire need of divine intervention”

“We have an extremely serious business in our hands; to turn our nation from becoming a failed state, to a bastion of global revival and the advancement of the gospel of Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Only God can do it” he submitted.

The event which had the national leaders of PFN, the State Chairmen, their Deputies, and Secretaries across the federation in attendance, equally witnessed various teachings and different paper presentations.


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