NGO trains 75 Bauchi, Gombe youth on leadership skills
By Ahmed Ahmed
A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) called ‘Lead Generation Initiative’ on Friday organized a two-day training to youth selected from Bauchi and Gombe states on leadership skills and governance.
The Chairman of the NGO who is also the member representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola and Iwajowa federal constituency in Oyo State, Mr Shina Abiola -Peller while declaring the workshop open in Bauchi
He explained that the training tagged ‘Get Involved Leadership Training was meant to promote youth involvement in politics.
“The LGI exposes its members to free leadership training and skills necessary to adequately prepare them for the task of taking charge in rebuilding our dear country one community at a time.
“One of the numerous programmes of the LGI is the Get Involved Leadership Training (GILT), which is expected to hold in all the 36 states of the federation including the FCT.
“The first edition of the GILT took place in Ibadan, Oyo state on 4th and 5th September 2020 with 68 participants drawn from each of the 33 local governments of the state.
He said the second edition of the GILT took place in Osogbo, Osun state on 7th and 8th October 2020 with 80 participants drawn across all the local government areas of the state.
“The third edition of the GILT will have participants drawn from Bauchi and Gombe, but it will be held in Bauchi tentatively 20th and 21st of this month,”
Abiola -Peller said the organization was established to create opportunities for young people to channel their creativity, energy and aspirations to add value to their communities.
“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.
Abiola-Peller noted that the LGI intends to be Nigeria’s foremost organized movement for socio-political, economic and cultural change and development urged the youth to take their destiny into their own hands and run for various elective offices in the next elections.
Also speaking, the secretary of Lead Generation Initiative Ekpa Stanley Ekpa said the training was sponsored by them adding that Yiaga Africa was engaged to teach the participants.
He stated that they sponsor different types of training including that of youth, women’s leadership development program and creativity and craft program aimed at supporting youth entrepreneurs.
Responding on behalf of the participants Mr Uzaifa Musa Yeri said the training would give opportunities to the youth to explore their talent on leadership qualities.
He commended LGI for providing leadership skills to the youth for them to participate in socio-economic activities of the country.