The Nigeria Fellowship of Evangelical Students (NIFES) is an indigenous nongovernmental organization comprising of evangelical Christian groups in Nigeria’s post- secondary institutions
NIFES came into existence in 1968 as a result of the evangelical Christian witness in some post secondary institutions in the early fifties. Students who have benefited from the ministry of Christian groups in their secondary schools became involved with Christian lecturers who invited them for prayer, bible studies and squash parties, particularly at the university of Ibadan. Before long, more groups emerged leading to the formal inauguration of NIFES on the 31st of August, 1968 at a conference held in Ilorin. Today, NIFES member groups number about 300 with well over 35,000 students involved. Through Bible studies, prayer meetings, and biblical discipleship, NIFES challenges, motivates, and mobilizes students to fulfill the great commission (Matthew 28:18-20)
NIFES is interdenominational and non-denominational in nature (i.e membership is open to people from various denomination and she does not align herself with any particular denomination, church or group). She is a member movement of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). NIFES recognizes and identifies with witness of the church in Nigeria and throughout the world.
NIFES AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
- To equip Christian Students for evangelism especially among fellow students on campus.
- To nurture Christian students through personal discipleship thereby enabling them to grow into maturity in Christ.
- To mobilise students and create mission awareness amongst Christian students, staff and associates.
- To prepare and equip Christian students toward meeting the cardinal objectives of NIFES as provided for in the constitution.
- To promote and support Christian literary work and Christian library service.