150 Bauchi, Gombe Youths Benefit From Leadership And Governance Training

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BY ADEYEMI AKANJI, BAUCHI – A total of 150 youths drawn from Bauchi and Gombe states as well as youth based organizations are being trained on effective leadership traits for development in a democratic dispensation.

The 2-day training was organized by a NGO, ‘Lead Generation Initiative’ as part efforts to encourage youths active participation in politics and governance particularly as the 2023 political scene is taking shape gradually.

Founder of the NGO and member representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola and Iwajowa constituency of Oyo state in the House of Representatives, Shina Abiola Peller while declaring the workshop opened in Bauchi said that the training tagged ‘Get Involved Leadership Training is meant to promote youth involvement in politics.

He also said that the organization was established to create opportunities for young people to channel their creativity, energy and aspirations to add value to their communities.

Peller said; “We are aware that the voice of every young Nigerian needs to be heard. We want to galvanize, train, support and raise the voices and stake of the Nigerian youth.

“We are building a new generation of young people that take responsibility for fixing their communities and country through active participation in the socio-political process”.

He said that the Lead Generation Initiative intends to be Nigeria’s foremost organized movement for socio-political, economic and cultural change and development thus urged the youth to take their destiny into their own hands and run for various elective offices in the next elections.

Peller emphasized that the training which is a train-the-trainer program is aimed at ensuring that every youth in the country is trained on how to effectively be a leader in order to have a positive change in the country.

In his remarks, the Bauchi State commissioner of Police, Lawan Tanko Jimeta said that it is important for youths to be trained in order to know what to do in a democratic dispensation in spite of the numerous freedom and rights enshrined in the Nigerian constitution.

Jimeta, who was represented by the Command spokesman, DSP Ahmed Wakili added that considering the fact that youths are prone to various vices, there was the need to teach them to always subject themselves to constituted authorities.

The CP assured that the Command will continue to engage youths in order to make them good and useful citizens for a better Nigeria.

Also speaking, the secretary of Lead Generation Initiative, Ekpa Stanley Ekpa, said that the training being sponsored by them will have Yiaga Africa teach participants.

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