As part of efforts to encourage youth participation in politics and governance, a non- governmental organisation (NGO), Lead Generation Initiative, on Friday organised a two-day training to youth selected from Bauchi and Gombe states on leadership and governance.
The founder of the NGO and member representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola and Iwajowa constituency of Oyo state in the House of Representatives, Shina Abiola Peller, while declaring the workshop open in Bauchi, said the training, tagged ‘Get Involved Leadership Training, was meant to promote youth involvement in politics.
He said the organisation 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 galvanise, 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.