By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has called for impactful reforms to make youths in Nigeria resourceful and competitive globally.
Okowa made the call on Sunday at the Christ Flock World Convention 2021 of Flock of Christ Mission, Enerhen, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.
The governor, who inaugurated the Flock of Christ “Youth Dream Centre” called on youths to make use of the centre to better their lives and contribute meaningfully to societal growth.
He said that youths represent the future of the country and called for sustainable efforts to mould them to become better leaders of tomorrow.
Drawing inference from the Bible, he urged Christians to preach the word of God to transform individuals to the way of God.
Okowa commended church leaders for helping him in charting a path of greatness for people of the state.
“I thank God for the vision of our Presiding Bishop, for the idea of building a youth centre for our youths.
“More than ever, it is time for us to truly communicate with our youths, not only the youths of this church but the youths of this state, Nigeria and beyond because the temptations of these end-times are numerous.
“Communication will help us to grow a better future because there is always a tendency for youths to be misled into unprofitable ventures and if we allow them to continue in that stead, we will be destroying the future of our country.
“When individuals are transformed, families are transformed and when families are transformed, the communities are transformed and when communities are transformed the state is transformed and when the states are transformed the country is transformed,” he said.
He called on men of God to always have the courage to speak the truth to government and those in authority when the need arose.
“In everything we do, we must realise that we must give account in heaven and I pray that our church leaders will contine to communicate that to us as leaders in authority to remember that there is a God to be accounted to.
“It is my hope and prayer that God will continue to impact on all of us so that in the last days we have good stories to tell.”