By AMOS KALU
ABA – All is set as the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria Youths are ready to host a remarkable event in the history of the church, and what makes this more peculiar is the focus on youth development and positive orientation in the society which has formed the bedrock on which the message for a better Nigeria through the youths can be achieved.
According to the Minister in-charge of Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, First Aba Parish, Rev. Bassey Umoh on this august occasion of youth emphasis with a difference, the need to give our best attention in youth development cannot be overemphasized as the youths are the future of every society:
In his words, “We do understand the trend of violence, unemployment, substance abuse, suicide, depression, and suffering still amongst our youth. These strong points of reference presents as cankerworm to the growth of the society and the promotion of peace which is our watchword.
“We hereby call on the members of the public to join us in this week of celebration and recognition of Men of Excellence, from Sunday 18th of August to Sunday 25th of August 2019. Lined up for the youth are trainings, skill acquisition programmes, Bible Exposition, Competitions etc.” He said.
To make the program an unforgettable experience for the youths, and in line with the marking of the UN International youth Day, the church (Mother Parish) has mapped out 18th- 25th August 2019 to celebrate the youth as they clock 35 as a body “Presbyterian Young People’s Association” PYPAN and to welcome her past leaders and senior friends (Reunion), a myriad of activities has been set in motion.
“Ahead of this epoch making event, the youth body has taken out time to appreciate and recognize some selected distinguished members of the public who have contributed tremendously to the development of the youth, growth of the body of Christ and eradication of poverty in Abia State and Nigeria at large. Men and women who through their foundations, or positions of authority and influence contributed to the success of the youth.
“Some of the special guest and awardees are:
- Sen. Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu (Senate Chief Whip)
- Rt. Hon. Sir Ude Oko Chukwu (Deputy Governor Abia State)
- Rt. Hon. Engr. Chinedum Orji (Speaker)
- Hon. Benjamin kalu
- Hon. Uko Nkole
- Dr. Uche Ogah
- Rt. Hon. Cosmos Ndukwe (Former Deputy Speaker)
- Chief John Okiyi Kalu (Commissioner for Information),
- Chief Emeka Charles kalu (DG Atikulated Agenda Worldwide)
- Chief Mascot Uzor Kalu (Former Chief of Staff)
- Hon. Blessing Nwagba
- Chief Alex Ikwechegh Mascot (Former Aba North Chairman)
- Rev. and Elder Mrs. Eke Anyaku
- Hon. Elder Eme Abali
- Chief Mark Izuka and a host of others” He said.
Mr. Ikechukwu Ukonu and Mr. Prince Emeh who are the PYPAN President and the Convener of the the event respectively has promised that the guests should look out for a lifetime event of unforgettable experience that will be unfolded to them the said day, 25th August, 2019.
“we urge you to join us as we celebrate the success of St. Andrews Youth at 35 years”
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