From Umar Dankano, Yola
The Nigerian youths have expressed their commitment in righting the wrongs that can lead to national transformation for the betterment of the country.
Representatives of the youth in the Northeastern states gave their readiness in changing the fortunes of the nation at a one day capacity building training for youth on leadership and good governance, organised by a non governmental organisation, Lead Generation Initiatives (LGI) in Yola Tuesday.
In his opening address, founder of the Initiative, Hon. Shina Abiola Peller said the organisation is poised in moulding and producing future generation leaders who can sacrifice for the country and its populace with a view to making life easier for all.
Peller announced that as an empowerment programme LGI aims to alleviate the poor living conditions of the people through trainings to the younger generation for impact driven results, noting that “our youth are the future leaders.”
Peller stated that in every state visited by the initiative, those trained are their ambassadors who will alway carry the messages down to their communities for implementation saying that “God Almighty created men and man created government to manage our welfare.”
He therefore charged the participants to be worthy representatives of the future generations in rewriting the history of Nigeria.
Delivering his good will message, National Chairman of North East Commodity Association (NECAS), Sadiq Daware, commended the efforts of the organisation in creating a platform where our youth will ba engaged for the betterment of our societies.
Daware advised the governments at the federal, state and local government levels to give a chance to the youth so that they can become pillars of development and transformation to the future especially in addressing challenges facing the country.
He urged the participants to be attentive with a view of using the take aways in a practical term for the benefits of humanity.
Also speaking at the occasion, retired General Mamman Yusuf applauded the founder’s reasoning of floating the organisation as a way of addressing youth restiveness and harnessing their potentials for the good of the country.
General Yusuf promised to be supportive to the course at any given opportunity provided his attention is being call upon.
Our reporter reports that the training had 500 youth invited from six states of the North East including Borno, Bauchi, Yobe, Gombe, Taraba and Adamawa states respectively.