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Ministry equips 2000 youths with leadership skills

By Gbenga Salau
26 September 2021   |   2:38 am
Lagos State government, as part of efforts of to build youth leadership capacity, has equipped 2000 youths across the state with requisite knowledge and skills for nation building.

Lagos State government, as part of efforts of to build youth leadership capacity, has equipped 2000 youths across the state with requisite knowledge and skills for nation building.

The training tagged: “Transformational Leadership Training for Young Leaders,” was held across the three senatorial districts.

In his welcome address, the Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Olusegun Dawodu, said the workshop is focused on building the capacity of young leaders to become better leaders. 

“This capacity workshop aligns with the state government’s policy thrust, which is developing the teeming youth population, as they have the capacity to move the State to the next level,” Dawodu said. 

He urged the youths to become transformational leaders, who enhance, motivate the morale and performance of followers through a variety of mechanism, by developing appropriate personal relationship with members and treating them with equity, respect and trust.

Dawodu disclosed that the state government would continue to work and encourage civil society groups, organised private sector, academia, philanthropist and others to support youths in various areas, including employment, entrepreneurship, political inclusion, citizenship, protection of rights and education.

Similarly, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ayoola Olugbenga Aina, stated that the workshop was designed for young leaders in the state to build their capacities as partners of today and leaders of tomorrow.