A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) the Golden Heart Foundation, says it will collaborate with the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) to train 40,000 youths on leadership ethics.
The representative of the NGO Mr Walter Okoye, stated this in Abuja on weekend at a news conference to unveil the forthcoming National Youth Conference slated for next month.
The training is expected to focus on health, entertainment, education, technology and entrepreneurship, among others.
Okoye said that the theme of the training, “Transforming Nigeria“ was expected to bring all stakeholders involved in youths affairs to chart a new course for the country. He said that President Jonathan’s agenda for national transformation was centred on youth empowerment, employment and development, adding that, the training would afford the youth to key into it.
“It is very clear that pressing national issues like restiveness, crime, employment, industrialisation will be resolved with the effective redeployment of youths,“ Okoye said.
He called on ministries, departments, corporate organisations and public spirited individuals to partner with the NGO in order to achieve the goal of this year’s conference.
“Nigeria is on the verge of genuine transformation and all hands need to be on deck to midwife this process of leading Nigeria into the league of truly great nations in Africa and the rest of the world,“ he said.
Earlier, Olawale Ajani, NYCN President, had said that his organisation was partnering with the NGO because it believed in its vision.
“President Jonathan has been hammering on transformation and there can be no transformation without the youth.
“This is because young people throughout the world are the ones transforming their countries,“ he said.