The General Superintendent of Deeper Life Christian Ministry, Pastor Williams Kumuyi, has condemned the wave of drug abuse among Nigerian youth in the country and ordered them to break free from drug slavery.
Kumuyi who denounced the youth while ministering at a one-day Impact Academy program organized by Deeper Life Bible Church themed “The Great Change” held in the city of Ondo as part of the state’s six-day crusade, said that abuse of drugs will lead to addiction and destruction of dreams.
The preacher who complained about the ill effects of drugs and the speed with which young people are involved with all kinds of drugs said: “I want to call on our young people to break free from the slavery of drugs, it limits you, destroys your destiny, cut short your God-given visions.
“I am here to tell you that the Lord is ready to break through slavery and better changes are coming. It is high time our young people started building bridges to connect with their future and let go of drugs.”
However, Kumuyi urged Nigerian youths to ensure that they equip themselves spiritually to “play the role God has imposed on them, as the true future of nations”.
He said: “The youth population of any country is crucial to its development. Equipping young people also means focusing on their creative potential, their enthusiastic energy, their ability to try and adopt new ways of thinking. This is how change who works in societies powered by the youth.
Kumuyi, who emphasized that the youth should play an “active and important role in nation-building,” said that “the degree of nation development depends on the degree of involvement of the youth in the process.
“The basis for any progress is to show the youth that there are better ways to represent their interests, to deepen their involvement in the development of their nations, to harness their creative energies, to increase their prospects, to be better prepared. to be on the future.
“If the role of the young people is left untapped, or their involvement is not well focused, the result is often not encouraging.
He explained that the program was set up to reach out to teens, campus students, and young professionals and adults to reset the mindset of young people by addressing the threat of moral decadence among teens and making them leaders and agents of change in their generation.
Previously, an IT specialist, Victor Adebayo, encouraged the young people to participate in vocational training and skills acquisition as a way to address the problem of skills gaps in the country.
Adebayo also stressed the need for a paradigm shift from the misperception that skills acquisition is for academically weak people, and insisted that technical education remains a powerful weapon for enhancing socio-economic development.
“The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on strike since February and with the strike dragging on for months, many students and youth are stranded at home with no vocational skills and at risk of negative influences with disastrous consequences.
“Don’t waste your time watching home videos, it’s a time thief, don’t spend your time on Facebook, Twitter, social media, they distract the brain and that gives you a relaxed vibe, spirit of a thing and suddenly you’ll realize you wasted a lot of time and what do you need as a skill?
“So, go online and find or search for skills needed in the next five years, the World Economic Forum publishes it every day. Can you see that even Google releases started something like two weeks ago, giving Nigerian students who can handle coming to Microsoft in the US and Canada to work for them as they complete their programs the chance to Nigerian students?
“Maybe you don’t have to complete your education here, so all those opportunities are there. You can go online and study furniture and carpentry. There are fantastic new creative designs that are in vogue. You can also make leather shoes. Some of my most cherished shoes that I wear, you won’t believe it’s a lady who made them.
“You can make all those things, use your time to do all those things, these are opportunities for you. For personal growth and access to jobs in the local and international tech ecosystems, you need to migrate to online study platforms and pursue your future ambitions.
ALSO READ FROM CRYPTOGIST