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Lawyer, others task youths on responsible leadership



To prepare Nigerian youths for the task of taking over leadership mantle from the older generation, young adults have been advised on the need to lead responsibly in any area where they find themselves at the moment.

Speaking on the theme: Dare To Lead- Celebrating 57 Years of Nigeria’s Independence With 57,000 Students, a programme organised by Edumark, an Education Consulting firm, a Litigation Expert and human rights lawyer, Norrison Quakers (SAN), stressed that before the out-going generation can entrust leadership to the youths, they must understand the rudiments of leadership.

He, therefore, charged government at all levels to provide a conducive environment and regular exposure and training programmes that will help the youths assume leadership positions.


Quakers said the event was designed to build and show the roadmap to Nigerian youths and prepare them for taking over the affairs of the nation in every sphere of human endeavours.

He noted that the earlier they get it right, the better for the commitment of the younger generation to leading a selfless life for the common goal of responsible leadership.

Citing the owner of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, who is a leading example in information technology, Quakers advised that the youth should ensure that they make the country proud by staying out of drugs, prostitution, armed robbery and other vices that can tarnish Nigeria’s image within and outside the country.

Also, an inspirational speaker, Chief Executive Officer, Dimension Edibiz and Associates, Akin Benjamin, urged the youths to be responsible adults as the country depends on them to be part of the desired change society desires.

While encouraging them to improve their talents with the adequate educational qualifications, Benjamin noted that they could fall back on education if their talent fails them.

He advised the youth to be creative, have entrepreneurial spirit and be inquisitive, adding that they should not be satisfied with ‘what makes things” but also “how things come about.”

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