The Director General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has charged Corps members to become leaders with a difference.
He threw the challenge when he paid an unscheduled visit to Villa Nova Estate, Apo-Dutse, in Abuja, venue of a two-day leadership training organised for Corps members by Lux Terra Network Advocacy group on Thursday, 22nd April, 2021.
Addressing the Corps members who took part in the training, which was the 3rd batch in a series, Brigadier General Ibrahim said ineffective leadership is the bane of any society, and urged the participants to take home lessons learned and utilize same maximally for the benefit of the nation.
He noted that the next crop of leaders could emerge from amongst them, and therefore called on them to propagate the tenets of national unity and integration, which he said are the two major strings that have held Nigeria firmly indivisible since the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates in 1914.
You too have been destined to become leaders in different capacities. So, I implore you to become responsible citizens that can be trusted leadership” he added.
He commended the organisers of the training for a job well done, and urged them to come up with a proposal on how to expand the programme to include all Corps member serving in every nook and crannies of the country for greater impact.
Earlier Mrs. Inya Ode while welcoming the NYSC helmsman stated the quest for a better Nigeria and the desire to promote citizenship, conflict prevention and nation nuilding was why the network and advocacy group of Lux Terra Leadership Foundation with support from OSIWA, came up with the training.
She further said that the training revolved around Citizens Rights and Civic Responsibility, Understanding, Preventing and Managing Conflict, Promoting Social Justice and Managing Diversity.
A cross section of the Corps members expressed excitement over the training, and pledged to make the best use of the knowledge acquired in contributing to nation building during and after their service year.