Church, BoI unite over youth empowerment
Over one hundred youths, drawn from the six geo-political zones of Nigeria are currently undergoing entrepreneurial skills acquisition programme at Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji Arakeji, Osun State.
The Missions Department of the Christ Apostolic Church (Worldwide), in collaboration with the Bank of Industry (BoI), is set to empower those who excel after the programme, with start-up packages worth millions of naira.
The scores of young minds were selected after going through spiritual and capability screening exercise.
According to the CAC Director of Missions, Pastor Caxton Fasuyi, the empowerment programme which is expected to continue after the completion of the first batch will no doubt help eradicate poverty in the church and in the society.
Fasuyi announced that CAC missions have spent over 10 million naira on putting the training in place and many more will be spent as every aspect of the training exercise is expected to be provided free of charge for participants including feeding and monthly stipends throughout the duration of the programme.
Fasuyi appreciated the management of C.A.C and the Authorities of JABU for their cooperation in making the training exercise a reality. He also congratulated the participants who scaled through the rigorous screening exercise to be among the first batch of the laudable project of the church.
He, however, warned the participants to adhere strictly to the rules and regulation of the university, as JABU is renowned for its zero tolerance to indiscipline.
The Vice-Chancellor of JABU, Professor Sola Falana announced that certificates would be awarded to participants, while he urged them to take their training seriously as they would evidently become products of JABU; a university which he said is known for excellence in moral standard and academic excellence
The Registrar of the University, Barrister Wale Aderibigbe, Acting Bursar, Oladiran Ajayi, the Dean of Students Affairs, Dr. Solomon Owolabi and the senior manager, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Ade Oladele were also present to guide the participants on how to become successful in their various programmes.
Some of the committee members of the Missions department that were present include: Pastor Oyebadejo, Deaconess Shade Olu-Jacobs, Pastor Daniel Seed Ibrasay, Pastor Oyetoro, Evangelist Ebenezer Adelugba, Mrs. Adisa Julianah, and Bamidele Balogun.