The second quarter of 2018 is definitely off to a great start for many job seekers in Nigeria, thanks to the Covenant Capital Initiative put together by Pastor Poju Oyemade and the leadership of Covenant Christian Centre.
The Covenant Capital is an outreach initiative of Covenant Christian Centre intended to provide financial & advisory assistance to entrepreneurs within the church, empower them to achieve their God-given financial potential, and enable them to contribute in meaningful ways to their immediate communities through job creation, financial empowerment and role modelling.
Following the previous success of the sub-platforms of The Covenant Capital, the church launched the debut edition of The Career fair. The career fair connected over 3000 job seekers who are either recent graduates or experienced hire with over 50 top companies and brands.
According to Pastor Poju, of all the projects organised by Covenant Christian Centre, which have been impactful, this is one of the best of them. And judging from recent statistics on unemployment and underemployment and its economic impact in Nigeria, we fully agree.
We have done many projects @covenantccentre which have been impactful. I will rank what we are doing this morning with the best of them. Over 50 big companies and brands will be meeting with young smart people interviewing them for job opportunities in their organizations. We are using our platform @covenantcapital to connect talent with opportunity. Over 3000 young professionals have registered and will be there this morning to meet with Senior Executives. Our role is to create ideas that will give opportunities to people to fulfill their dreams. Unemployment or underemployment is a major issue among the youth today. It has to be tackled and resolved. All is set and ready. *Swipe left
The program which might have appeared to be one of those church programs turned out to be much more than that. There were interviews, job discussions and empowerment sessions.
At the career fair, were some of the top firms based in Nigeria – Nivea, Andela, Farmcrowdy, Signal Alliance, Honeywell foods, Sterling Bank Plc, Leap Africa, Nokia and Workforce group that met with the young smart people and interviewed them for job opportunities in their organizations.
With initiatives like Covenant Capital especially from more faith-based institutions, we are sure that all is set and ready.
This, also reinforces our belief in Nigerian pastors; that alongside feeding the members spiritually and in the core matters of their faith, our Christian leaders are also deeply concerned about growth materially and financially and is the main takeaway of this drive.
And that is why the Covenant Capital Initiative by Covenant Christian Centre gives us so much joy – that the Church as a body can be deeply involved in the preaching of the gospel and even in the natural affairs of men – being at the forefront of societal development and enhancement.
Once again, Pastor Poju has done a great thing and it fills us with much joy