The Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT), on Sunday, planted smiles on the faces of its young members in a Lagos community.
The church, led by general overseer Pastor Elijah O. Abina, empowered its members and a community in Bariga with items they can use to start businesses, deploy in domestic settings and enhance vocational and formal education.
The items included sewing machines, vulcanising machines, gas cylinders, barbers’ tools, books, cash gifts and several other items.
The event was part of the church’s annual empowerment programme in its Bariga district.
GOFAMINT Bariga District pastor Taiwo Olaiya said the move was the local church’s way of supporting Abina’s vision of empowering Nigerian youth, and formed an important component of GOFAMINT’s corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Femi Omowumi, another pastor who graced the occasion, said the initiative was necessary as the Nigerian government had failed the youth.
In pictures: GOFAMINT, Bariga District, empowers youth
He urged young Nigerians to stop waiting for the government to better their lives and, instead, find legitimate ways to empower themselves if they must conquer poverty.
Omowumi added that self empowerment is important to attract God’s blessings because God would not bless empty hands.
The aim of the project is to make life easy for the youth, and also to enhance ease of learning for students, project coordinator Seyi Oladapo said.
The event was held on March 21 at the district headquarters at 9, Ajenipa Street, Bariga, Lagos.