About Feca Nigeria: All you need to know
By Onyemaechi Emmanuel
Feca Nigeria is a religious organization (according to Facebook grouping), but to people who know Feca more, they will tell you that Feca is more than a religious organization.
Officially, Feca Nigeria has a history, and that is the one you will see anytime you Google "History of Feca Nigeria," and this history also appears on most of the articles written about Feca Nigeria.
In this article, I am going to explain Feca Nigeria based on these contents:
- History of Feca Nigeria
- Feca Nigeria Programs
- Feca Logo
- Feca Anthem
- Feca Regions
- Feca Chapters
- Current national leaders
- Official website
- Feca Pictures
- Social media Platforms (Facebok and Instagram)
- Convention (2019)
History of Feca Nigeria
In the year 1990, nine young girls from Federal Government Girl's College (FGGC) Calabar, Cross River State were led of God to put a lasting solution to the predominant problem which plagued their students. They observed that their senior students who had been examples to them in the Chirstian faith were becoming the opposite once they graduated or entered the university. The junior students became worried that what happended to their role models would happen to them.
Upon leaving school in the year 1989/1990, a group of nine girls (SS 3 students) decided to correspond with each other through letters to encourage one another in the Lord and in maintaining the high standards of integrity and righteousness. They also kept correspondence with other students of integrity who lived outside of Calabar. The letter writting soon evolved into weekly meetings. Some other groups from PortHarcourt and Benin City with identical meetings aligned themselves fully for the vision, as soon as they heard about the group in Calabar. Meetings also began in Enugu, Lagos, and Akure as other ex-students of various Colleges became aware of the this initiative.
The name FEDERAL EX-STUDENTS' CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION (FECA), was adopted and the associtation was officaially inaugurated in the year 1991 in Calabar, Cross River State. But upon registration with the Corporate Affairs Commision of Nigeria (CAC), the association was officailly registered and is now known as Federation of Colleges Ex-Students' Christian Association (FECA).
The association has continued to spread to different states and cities around the country with over 120 chapters.See the girls who started Feca
Feca Nigeria's logo comes in different designs, and there are many of them online.
Amongst them all, the logo below is an example
Feca Nigeria Anthem
Varse OneHere and now in our time
We remember our God
Who made us and loved us
And gave us Christ His son
So we come in the love
Of the one who made us free
We stand in one accord
To redeem the desolation of our land and generetion
As we walk with the Lord.
In the days of our youth
We remember our God
Who gave us this nation,
And the blessings we recieve
So we give him our lives
And the worship he deserves
We move in one accord
In his holiness and power
To redeem our generation
Till he comes again.
The ChorusWe shall rise and shine as the light
We shall lift the weary hands up that hangs down
We shall raise the feeble knees that stoop to fall
As we call upon the Lord
What he tells us we will do
And we shall keep this vision burning
As we walk with the Lord.
Feca Nigeria has many regions and in each of the regions, there are zones (States).
The regional level consists of two executives :
The Regional Coordinator and the Regional Secretary.
The Regional Coordinator and Secretary help to see to the affairs of the Zones under each regions and give monthly report to the National body. Also, the regional secretary helps to write reports of activities in each zone and send same to the national body.
The regions in Feca Nigeria is divided into four:
FECA Nigeria has several Chapters scattered all over the country made up of 8 constitutional executives which includes the president, the vice president, the general secretary, the assistant general secretary, the prayer secretary, financial secretary, the outreach coordinator and the external coordinator. The number of chapters of FECA Nigeria has grown considerably over the past three years.
See all Feca Nigeria Chapters
All leaders in FECA Nigeria are mandated to serve for two years and each executive is eligible to contest again after he/she has passed screening. FECA Nigeria has continued to grow in leaps and bounds and presently remains one of the most influential spiritual bodies in Nigeria with membership strength exceeding over 8,000.
Current National Leaders (2018-2020)
There are always seven persons who are the top arrows of Feca Nigeria leadership. Each tenure is mandated to serve for two years and at the end of the second year, there will be a national convention where all the Fecaites form
all the chapters would converge. This gathering also ushers in the new set of national leaders in Feca Nigeria.
The current tenure (2018-2020) has the following persons as the national leaders, and they include:
- Chinonso Okoye (National President)
- Jane Eneji ( National Vice President)
- Vivian Isineyi (National General Secretary)
- Idiwogu Ujunwa (National Financial Secretary)
- Purity Anieze (National Prayer Secretary)
- Thompson Joel (National Outreach Coordinator)
- Anthony Victory (National External Coordinator)
Feca Nigeria has an official website that contains any kind of information that you may want to explore such as the belief of Feca Nigeria, the messages from many preachers in conventions, and lots more.
You can visit Feca Nigeria Official Website here.
In every organization, there are many laid down programs or schemes of work that the organization recognizes as authentic and which should be recognized by all the members of the organization. Feca Nigeria has her programs, that she recognizes at the national level.
The following are the programs that are recognized by Fecaites at the national level:
- Financial Summit
- New Nigeria Project
- Freshers' Welcome Banquet
- National Prayer Week
- Mission Training and Discipleship
- Oaks of Righteousness
- Regional Convention
- Role Models
- Save Generation Next
This is geared towards teaching and empowering Fecaites on all the issues that concerns money. The aim of this program is that by the end of the tenure, there would be an immense increase in the financial status of the chapter, zone, and also in the lives of the individual Fecaites.
Financial summits are normally witnessed by the presence of the national leaders of Feca Nigeria, who would visit some of the chapters, and lead the preaching session of the day.
New Nigeria Project
This program is aimed at raising and releasing National Builders in every sphere of life.
Freshers' Welcome Banquet
Popularly known as Freshers' Banquet, the program is aimed at giving the new members of Feca Nigeria in the chapter a warm welcome, and also to organize a formal banquet for them.
National Prayer Week
This is a program in Feca Nigeria that is aimed at praying for the nation, Nigeria.
Save Generation Next Program
The puropse of this program is to help children and all the little children who are in secondary schools to find their place in the Lord, and also to create a good foundation for the little children.
Feca Nigeria Spread is aimed at soul winning. It is basically, about evangelism. It is also about reaching out to people in schools and streets.
This program is aimed at preparing the young men for effective fatherhood and to take full responsibility for their lives and destiny.
Feca Nigeria regional convention is a biannual gathering of Feca members and leaders nationwide, with a focus on the word of God, prayer and Fellowship.
Feca Nigeria National Convention is a biannual program that sees the gathering of all Feca Nigeria members all over the nation with the aim of fellowship, prayer and word of God.
Mission Training and Disciplieship
The aim of this program is to effect outreaches and growth in the various chapters and zones in Feca Nigeria. This is done through effective evangelism and training with practical discipleship. The training will create in the minds of Fecaites, the understanding of the dynamics of evangelism and how to follow up new converts.
Oaks of Righteousness
The purpose of this program is to create a spiritual-emotional-physical balance in the lives of female Fecaites so as to make for a complete and whole person not lacking in any of these areas. This is done so that they can love God, focus on their purpose, understand their possibilities and abilities, and their role in building a good home and society.
Social Media Platforms
Feca has social media platforms where most of her programs, announcements, and flyers are uploaded for the general public and all Fecaites to see. Here, I am going to be sharing the
Facebook and Instagram platforms of Feca Nigeria. They are the official platforms of Feca.
Official Facebook Home Page
Official Instagram Home Page
Pictures of Fecaites
There are many pictures of Fecaites, both on Facebook and here.
One thing I have observed about Feca is that Fecaites love pictures. You can visit the galleries page here which is grouped according to chapters... More chapters will get published with time.
Feca Nigeria Conventions (2019)
This year, Feca Nigeria is going to be having different regional conventions and by next year, it will be the National Convention.
For most of the Conventions
In Imo Zone Regional Convention, the theme is "Relevance." It is happening in Imo State Nigeria.
In Ogun Zone, the regional Convention is themed "Him."
See Connect Feca Lagos' Message for #Him
In North-East Region, in Taraba Zone, is will be #The Convergence.
In Nasarawa Zone, the regional Convention is themed "The Emergence."
There are many other things about Feca which I have not even come to understand, as well as many other people. They tell most of these things in their Feca stories.
Take your time to read their Feca Stories.
We are still redeeming desolations...KTVB