From AMEDU JOSEPH, Lokoja
As future leaders, Nigerian youths have been charged to refrain from acts of destruction capable of slowing down the pace of unity and development of their immediate society.
The youths were also reminded of the need to focus more on positive attitudes that would promote peaceful coexistence in Nigeria through hard work, dedication, honesty and fear of God.
The National Secretary of Christian Evangelical Fellowship of Nigeria (CEFN), Rev. Joseph Ahiaba gave the charge at CEFN Zonal Headquarters Church, during the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Men’s Fellowship held in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.
He stressed that youths must strive hard and embrace challenges at this youthful age so as to assume their tomorrow’s leadership with boldness and assurance.
The clergyman who spoke on the theme “you are preserved to recover” gave the example of Joseph who was preserved by God from the land of Israel to recover in a foreign land of Egypt through his diligence service, dedication and fear to commit sin.
He however, urged parents not to compromise the education of their wards adding that the only legacy they could leave for their children is proper education and training them in the way of the Lord.
Rev. Ahiaba stressed the need for a high level monitoring of children to deter them with peer groups capable of involving them in social or criminal acts that could stain the name of the parents and the Church entirely.
In his address, the Chairman of the Zonal Headquarters Church Men’s Fellowship, Mr. Noah Ocheni (Jp) appreciated God for sparing their lives thus far and enhancing the moral and spiritual growth of members.
The Chairman appealed to members of the Fellowship to re- dedicate their services to God for His mercy, favor, care, kindness, protection over our families since the establishment of Men’s Fellowship in Lokoja in 1994 shortly after the creation of Kogi State.