Government must put young people first, says Abiara


The founder of the Apostolic Church of Christ, Agbala Itura, Samuel Abiara, called on the government to put young people first and listen to them.

The clergyman said this on Wednesday, in a statement by his media assistant, Mr. Daodu Gbenga.

Abiara is said to have said this while briefing reporters in Lagos on the 39th edition of the Festival of Jesus which will be organized by the church.

He said: “Our hope for a good country does not give government officials a chance to do what they want. Government officials must listen to the people who elected them. They can’t afford to ignore people’s cries.

“The youth population is a critical segment of the country. The government must prioritize them and listen to them. God can raise a young person to lead us into the future. So the government must not take them for granted.

Abiara said the upcoming festival will bring together people from all walks of life and bring healing to the country.

“Each year we come together and invite people from all walks of life to celebrate Jesus with us. In the past, the festival has been honored by the late Archbishop Benson Idahosa, Reverend Benny Hinn and a host of senior church leaders.

“This time Bishop Wale Oke, Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo, the Reverend. Esther Ajayi and the Rev. Funke Adejumo should be present at the event to preach, ”he said.

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