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At 7th edition of RECALP preparing youths for opportunities in Nigeria takes center stage


L-R: Assistant Youth Provincial Pastor CSR, Seyi Aderibigbe; Provincial Youth Pastor, Femi Aminu and his wife, Tolu Aminu; Provincial Pastor Bisi Olowoyo and Parish Youth Minister Tayo Akinfisoye, at RECALP organised by RCCG Lagos Province 19

Young people have been charged to take on opportunities and create a future for themselves despite the present challenges the country is faced with. This was the thrust at 7th edition of RECALP (Relationship, Entrepreneurship, Career, Leadership, and Politics), an annual summit organised by the Redeemed Christian Church of God Lagos Province 19.

Pastor-in-charge of RCCG Lagos Province 19 and chief host, Bisi Olowoyo said RECALP has continued to give hope to the young ones that the situation in Nigeria is just a passing moment, while preparing them for opportunities that exist amid the challenges.

According to him, the alternative is not to elope because surviving in other countries is equally challenging but rather youths should collaborate and exchange ideas, while seeking solutions to make Nigeria a better place. He therefore admonished the youths to be determined, focused and committed, added that RECALP is carefully designed to stir-up the creativity, talents and skills in the young people.

“Looking back, the origin of RECALP was to address some key issues affecting the youths, which God helped in identifying with the acronym, RECALP –Relationship, Entrepreneur, Career, Leadership and Politics. One expects that youths and young adults should be interested in these issues. We considered that we needed to have a youth major programme that could centre around areas that affect their development and those were what gave rise to RECALP,”

The summit which gathered young people had the general manager of sales at Lufthansa Group for Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, Adenike Macaulay speak on Career, while a member of the House of Representatives for Somolu Federal Constituency, Ademorin Kuye spoke on Politics.

A Senior pastor at Shouts of Grace Center, Ibadan and facilitator of Kisses and Huggs Club (KHC), Rev. Dunamis Okunowo educated the youths on relationship issues, while Bisi Akande and Seyi Abolaji gave insights on Leadership and Entrepreneurship respectively.

Also speaking at the event, Youth Provincial Pastor, Femi Aminu stressed that RECALP is an innovative, impactful and resourceful platform to raise and build great leaders that will stand the test of time and become problem solvers in this generation and next.

He noted that at a time where people are crying for solutions to national, economic, family and political problems, youths and young adults must rise up to proffer solutions. “You are the light of the world, take over and darkness will disappear. Don’t give up and be overtaken by depression or suicidal thoughts but know that there is hope. It’s not about the problems; it’s about how to solve those problems in our nation.

“You have been sent by God to solve political problems. Take your place in politics before it’s too late. God is counting on you to make a difference,” Aminu admonished participants.

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