Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Cross Rivers Governor to donate 23 months salary to church
Starting from this month till May 29, 2015, the salary of Cross River State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, will be paid into the bank account of Grace Consulate Ministries, Calabar to enable youths in the church realise their potentials.
The governor made this known when he launched the album of the church entitled: “Earth Shakers and Frank Edward, “na’ar Youth Swagger”.
Speaking at the occasion, Imoke said the beauty of what the church was doing was beyond the normal Sunday worship, as it impacts on youth development.
The governor explained that the donation was out of his commitment and passion for youth development, a desire that made him to float the Bridge Leadership Foundation, a project dedicated to helping youths develop their talents as future leaders.
He said today’s youths were faced with global challenges and it was important that they have access to information which creates an opportunity to do more than the adults, expressing that money generated from the launch should be used in purchasing equipment and building a studio to enable youths realise their
Imoke, who commended Pastor Lawrence Okpata, the brain behind the launch for doing well, said “What he and his wife are doing is affecting the society because they know Nigerians will depend on new generation of leaders as leaders do not just happen.”
He advised the youths to get educated first because one cannot be successful today without education, noting that Okpata has succeeded because he was trained as a lawyer, which contributed to the success of the church.
The governor promised to advertise the Youth Swagger Programme, which focuses on the youth and the leadership quality which they posses .
According to him, the programme would create impact on youth in future and advised them to be committed to whatever they were doing to achieve their goals
“The kids need support because it is this generation that will produce the next leadership. The album will edify and give us peace, appreciate the words of God and will glorify the name of the almighty God,” he said.
Speaking also, wife of the governor, Mrs. Obioma Liyel-Imoke, described the launch as a great event because it was aimed at is catching them young, hence the first thing a parent should do is to teach a child how to sing.
Earlier, Okpata had said he thought about “Youth Swagger” eight months ago and that the potentials in the youth have begun to come out.