NLC Tasks Churches On Job Creation


The Delta State Chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has called on religious bodies, especially churches, to go beyond giving back to the society through the education sector alone, but also go into manufacturing; building of factories that will create jobs for the teeming unemployed youths across the country.

Speaking during a church service at World of Life Bible Church, Warri, as part of activities marking 2013 May Day celebration, Chairman of the state NLC, Mr. Akporegha Williams, said the church should particularly invest in agriculture and textile mill, which he said were high employment generating areas to provide jobs for the teeming unemployed Nigerians.

Williams praised the President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Bishop Ayo Oritsejafor for his efforts at uniting Christians and non-Christians alike for peace to reign in the country.

“While we commend the church’s effort in investing in the educational sector, we call on the church to go beyond the educational sector and invest in agriculture and textile mill, because of their capacities to generate high number of jobs.”

The CAN President lauded the leaders of the state NLC for seeking the face of God and prayed God to continue to give them direction.