At the end of July, pastors, leaders, and executives of LoveWorld Inc. gathered together with the highest esteemed veterans and successes in both public and private sectors to discuss various issues of public service and governance. A proud partner of LoveWorld Inc is the ‘Africa for Africa Youth Initiative (A4A)’. A4A seeks to influence the young African mind to believe, aspire and contribute to the socio-economic and socio-political development of African Nations.
In working towards achieving this goal, several esteemed leaders attended the A4A Public Service and Governance Boot Camp 1.0. The program took place from July 18-20, 2019 at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Nigeria. This impactful program is on-going beyond the weekend gathering that hosted about 100 pre-selected mentees from organizations across Nigeria, Ghana, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Africa, and Kenya. In the mix of several world-changing organizations was our very own represented LoveWorld Incorporated.
According to LoveWorld News, the list of attendees ranged from the most esteemed spiritual leaders to the most accomplished political leaders of this day for Africans: “Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR), Hon. Barr. Serguis Oguns, Member, Nigeria House of Representatives, Deacon Sylvester Ebodaghe, Editor in Chief, National Daily Newspaper, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria and the YPP presidential candidate at the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria. Also present at the event were, Pastor TT Edun; Member of the Central Executive Council (CEC), LoveWorld Inc., and Ministry Director, CE Abeakuta Ministry Center as well as Pastor Chike Ume; LoveWorld Campus Ministry Director and Executive Director, Africa for Africa Youth Initiative.”
This initiative is a long-term mentorship program that serves the youthful generation, encouraging and pushing them towards being greater leaders in the future as well as public workers that can play the largest part in transforming the public sector across African countries. The Public Service and Governance Boot Camp 1.0 was made up of specialized mentorship classes, breakout sessions, and group research and presentations. In addition, there were several recreational activities for the group to connect over such as a tour of the Presidential Library, wildlife park tour, bonfire, and a spiritual ending to the weekend at the Sunday Service of Christ Embassy Abeokuta Ministry Center.
Our own man of God, Reverend (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome received well-honored appreciation from African Statesman and former President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR). Pastor Chris has impressed African leaders with his investment in the young generation and the unending work coming forth from the many partnering organizations such as Future African Leaders and InnerCity Mission. The former Nigerian President described the importance of proper education and how all success of a human and the resources each has to give stems from a quality education.
This was an incredible and encouraging event to come together over and support the future of our continent. The future is BRIGHT for young Africans and we thank God for the endless opportunities He will provide.