The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has directed its branches in the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to forward the names of five youths that will undergo training in agribusiness and other vocations.
PFN president, Bishop Wale Oke, disclosed this at the end of a three-day retreat for its leaders in Nassarawa State.
He said the fellowship would continue to evolve a mechanism that will create wealth and employment opportunities for Christian youths across Nigeria through skills acquisition.
The retreat, themed ‘Gideon’s Army,’ held at the International Skills Acquisition Center (ISAC), owners of CSS Integrated Farms, Gora, Nasarawa State.
The decision for the training followed a pledge by the chairman of the center, Prof John Okpara, to partner PFN in its efforts to empower pentecostal youths through skills acquisition to enable them create wealth.
Okpara said the nation was blessed with human and material resources if properly harnessed.
The training is scheduled to hold at ISAC, Nasarawa State.
Speaking, Oke said the body was determined to buoy the country’s sliding economy through wealth creation and employment opportunities for its teeming youths by way of skills acquisition and farming.
He also unveiled his administration’s 10- point agenda to participants, assuring that it would be beneficial to the body of Christ and the nation as a whole.
Oke, who is also the Founder and Presiding Bishop, Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, noted 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 said.