The General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, has called on the government, local and international agencies to collaborate with the ministry to tackle the unemployment and underemployment challenges in the country.
Kumuyi, however, stressed that the Almighty God must be made the pillar of such efforts in order to achieve meaningful and objective impact.
The cleric spoke at the multi-purpose hall of the Deeper Life headquarters, Gbagada, Lagos where about 350 youths graduated from the ministry’s skill acquisition programme.
The youths are members of The Young Professionals Forum, a not-for-profit and inter-denominational initiative of the Deeper Life General Superintendent.
According to Kumuyi, Nigeria whose population has grown to over 182 million has over half of its people under 30 years of age, adding that the National Bureau of Statistics put unemployment rate in the last quarter of 2017 at about 18.8 per cent.
The Deeper Life leader said the creation of the YPF was borne out of his passion to help the youths of this generation to discover the essence of purposeful living through diligence, honesty and integrity which would prepare them for excellence in their chosen fields of endeavours.