Gov. Emmanuel Urges Youths To Strengthen Their Faith In God
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has called on Youths to hold fast to their faith in Jesus Christ as the Redeemer and Saviour of Mankind.
Governor Emmanuel made the call during the January Edition of Akwa Ibom Youth Prayer Summit held at The Eagles Assembly, Osongama Road, Uyo.
He noted “when youths are committed to the service of God, their future is secured from every anxiety and the society saved from threats of criminality.”
Governor Emmanuel restated his administration’s commitment to Youth development stressing that as vanguards of the future, the youths would be exposed to viable economic ventures that would enable them earn a living.
He said that the second batch of Youths to be trained under the Power Sector Development have departed to Abuja for the programme .
Shading light on developments in the Sports Sector, Governor Emmanuel explained that Sports Training Centres have been established in selected schools in the ten federal constituencies of the state.
The State Chief Executive specifically called for participation in the cultivation of cocoa and said that the state is blessed with favourable climate that tolerate the growing of the crop which value, he hinted supersedes crude oil in the global market.
He congratulated the Special Assistant On Youth Matters, Comrade Aniefiok Iwaudofia, for the initiative in gathering the youths to pray for the good of the Land ,assuring that Akwa Ibom will flourish and that the industrialization programme of his administration will create opportunities for employment.
Governor Emmanuel particularly lauded the leadership of the Church for its contribution to the evangelism of the youths and justified the reduction in crime on their modest contributions.
Also, Comrade Aniefiok Iwaudofia said the monthly prayer summit seeks to enable the youths pray for the State, Nation and the leadershp of all arms of government and thanked Governor Emmanuel for his youth friendly disposition.
Earlier in an homily, the General Overseer of The Eagles Assembly, Pastor Uwem Offiong, who preached on the theme, “The Mystery of Divine Help” urged the youths to live above earthly pleasures and concentrate on Christian virtues which will fetch them salvation, peace, progress and long life on earth.