BUK Trains 120 Youth on Leadership Skills
INFOMEDIA – The Center for Gender Studies, Bayero University Kano has trained 120 youths in Kano State on the need of qualitative leadership among the younger generations.
The Director of the Centre, Professor Hassana Sani Darma said on Monday that the objective of the programme is to bring together the youth from different calibers, especially from universities and other tertiary institutions and even graduates to come together and discuss issues affecting them.
According to her, the centre has trained youth on radicalization and the training is supported by Rosa Luxemburg Foundation who has fashion and are always ready to support the centre on issues for the development of the society.
Professor Hassana said the exercise is focused to enhance the youth’s enlightenment, mobilises them to participate in leadership and also to advise the youth on active participation in politics.
She said the centre has trained youth on de-radicalization and series of roundtable programs have been initiated by the centre to have better society.
Also speaking during the training, Dr Maikano Madaki of Sociology department of the university said the training came up to target youths in Nigeria, and the essence was to see how their leadership skills can be developed, areas where they have problem, where they may likely experience some challenges in terms of developing leadership, potentials and skills can be addressed.
He said “it also planned to look at the effect of drug or substance abuse in the country and the extent at which substance and drug abuse is remarkably affecting the socio-economic development of any country where you find large in number of youths engaging in drug abuse.
‘’And the essence generally is to create awareness among the target groups who are basically the youths, so that they can go back to their respective locations and NGOs and send the same information as far develop leadership skills and also addressing or fighting the problem of drug abuse among the youths in the country.’’
He added that the nature of the political system of Nigeria, the leaders have limited, if not completely, do not have the minutest opportunity to participate in the politicking despites becoming becoming leaders.
He added that the political system could not provide appropriate atmosphere for the leaders who even have the potentials, the capacity, the knowledge and experience to serve the nation, because the politics, the politicking and the political environment are no longer favorable for the youths because it is dominated by those that are seen as the wealthiest individuals who always try to rotate or recycle themselves within the political system and position.