The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has called on Nigerian youths not to makes themselves tools for violent disruptions of the society, but rather be agents of nation-building.
Special Assistant to the General Overseer of RCCG, on Young Adult & Youth, Pastor Peter Amenkhienan made the appeal while addressing newsmen ahead of this year’s National Youth Convention of the church tagged: ‘Agents of Transformation’, scheduled for October 2-7 at the Redemption Camp.
Speaking through the Pastor-in-charge of National Young Adult & Youth Affairs of RCCG, Pastor Precious Akingbade, the SATGO said despite the adverse economic challenges confronting the country, youths could still make positive impact on the country without being aggressive.
The cleric appealed to the youth to be watchful and guide against all forms of indoctrination by evil minded persons to perpetrate evil, which have negative consequences on the country and their future.
In his words: “We do not believe in aggressive agitations but result-oriented ones because no system argues on result. Once you have the result, naturally it will open doors of opportunities for you.
“Current generation of youth should prove themselves, get the result on the table and with that, convince the older generation that they are actually ready to take the mantle of leadership in our nation.
“Once you are given the opportunity, prove your worth and that will speak for you. Be diligent in the little you are doing in your corner or your space of influence and be consistent, very soon your testimony will spread, somebody will spot you and recommend you,” the cleric counselled.
On the convention, Amenkhienan promised that the week-long event will feature a variety of activities including entrepreneurial and empowerment seminars, Bible study sessions, talk shows, drama and musical presentations, prayer sessions and others.
He added that each session will be anchored by seasoned speakers and leaders including the General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye and several captains of industry.