Embrace service to God to reap rewards – Teens Coordinator


By Bridget Ikyado

Mr Olusegun Adeniyi, Head of Teens Development of Redeemed Christian Church of God, ‘The Everlasting Arms Parish,’ has advised youths to embrace service to God in order to reap the rewards of imbibing virtues.

Adeniyi gave the advice on Saturday in Abuja at the Teens Career Conference 2022 with the theme “Why Tomorrow’s Leaders Must Begin Today”.

He urged youths to honour God with their time and talents to attract more blessings and wisdom.

The Teens coordinator called on youths to discard any relationship that was not of God and to disallow sin in their lives.

“We have decided to invite youths in their 30s so that we can encourage them.

“No matter the challenges they are going though, these were the same issues we went through and came out all right.

“What we are trying to do is to get them involved and take ownership of the programme.

“You can see that, today, there are no adults, the teens did everything. That is what we are trying to encourage; it is their programme, let them take ownership,” Adeniyi said.

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Mr Samson Itodo, Executive Director of Yiaga Africa, advised the teens and youths to use the Internet to impact themselves positively.

“The social media is the most powerful tool that you may have.

“This generation is the most networked generation; the things that you know, some of us do not even know it.

“I just want to plead with you that as you use the Internet, use them to build yourself and do not use them to destroy your self.

“Because, these same tools will be used to destroy you, if you don’t use them effectively,” Itodo said.

Mr Seun Onigbinde, a Nigerian entrepreneur, urged youths to build unique qualities to become good leaders.

“At every point in time, the fundamental thing that should first come to your mind is, this place I am right now, how do I bloom?

“How do I get to be fruitful, how do I get to be productive and how do I get to be useful,” Onigbinde said.

Mrs Linda Ejiorfor-Suleiman, a model and Nollywood actor, advised youths to take up challenges and depend on God for results as ”He alone could bring perfect plans as desired.

“Whenever you find yourself in a tough decision to make, take a moment, ask yourself, ‘What Will Jesus Do’?

“Jesus is a very good example of a good leader,” Ejiorfor-Suleiman said.

The event, which had teens and youths colourfully dressed, featured dance performances, talk shows, spoken words and song ministrations.