The state government of Edo supports the Save the Next Generation initiative and notes that the state government is deeply concerned about the well-being and growth process of teenagers.

Governor Godwin Obaseki, who was represented by Commissioner for Youth and Humanitarian Affairs Chris Nehikhare at Saturday’s launch of the initiative at the Church of God Mission International in Benin, said the SNG was a course that deserved a lot of attention and support. .

He notes that the teen population was a unique age group where they notice changes in themselves and around them and make decisions, some of which can put them in situations that negatively impact them and the path to their future.

He said: “The Saving the Next Generation Initiative is a course that deserves a lot of attention and support. The state government of Edo, and by extension the state ministry of Youth and Humanitarian Affairs, is deeply concerned about the well-being of teenagers and their growth process, which we are happy to support.

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“The teen population is a unique age group where they notice changes in them. Consequently, properly mentoring and edifying teenagers secures their future, which also positively affects national development.

“The strength of a nation depends on the quality of its resources, especially human resources, and the values ​​they hold dear. I would like to instruct the organizers of this initiative to remain committed to this course and not lose the focus of its purpose as the next generation is counting on you to provide them with the template for their development on which to build,” added he to it.

The National Director, Agape Force Ministry, the teen branch of the church that oversees the initiative, Rev. Akan Sebastian, said the aim was to teach the teens the virtues of patriotism, perseverance, respect and integrity and other values ​​that would have a positive impact. about the life of the Nigerian teenagers.

He instructed the more than 6,000 participants in the event to start working for a bright future by assimilating positive ideas that would lead them to greatness in both physical and spiritual life.

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He said: “The SNG is about patriotism, perseverance. We want to use the initiative to teach our teens values ​​of integrity and respect. It will be difficult to impart values ​​you do not have to the younger generation, so the adults should be at the forefront of this course by displaying the right attitude at all times.

The director of the administration, Rev. Tari Ekupor, said the church was deliberate in educating the next generation, noting that the program would be bigger every year.

He said the initiative would also help raise awareness among the teens and end the exploitation of the youth trafficked abroad for prostitution while the man engaged in wire fraud.

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