An NGO, Yessy Global Initiatives in conjunction with National Association of Nigerian Students has commenced training of students union leader in universities and other tertiary institutions on good governance.
Speaking at the training tagged Nigerian Students Leaders Conference (NSLC) in Yola on Saturday, the Convener, Mr Abisoye Abdulai, said the essence of the training was to promote national development through preparing and equipping the students in achieving and maintaining good governance.
Abdulai said the maiden edition which commenced in Yola for students of tertiary institutions in north east would soon be extended to other geo-political zones.
“This conference aims at achieving national development through equipping the young generation to deliver and maintain good governance, by imbibing good moral values such as honesty, integrity, truthfulness and diligence.
“The conference is also designed to bring out the best in every youth across Nigeria. It is our belief that youth development on a broader scale is a panacea for attaining good governance,” Abdulai said.
In his remarks at the occasion, the Dean Students Affairs of Moddibbo Adama University of Technolgy (MAUTECH), Yola, venue of the conference, Dr Abubakar Danladi, lauded the initiators of the training which he described as timely.
Danladi who spoke on the vital position of students and youths in nation building said such training became necessary to ginger them on the need to be active.
Also speaking on behalf of the students, Mr Edify Osezua, the Vice President of Students Union Government in MAUTECH, said the students were excited with the conference and expected to learnt a lot that would help them make positive contribution to nation building.