An Ekiti-based Non-Government Organisation (NGO), Divine Motivation for Positive Impact Initiative (DMPII), is to partner stakeholders in the state to train about 500 youths on good leadership.
The President of DMPII, Mr Gbenga Emiloju, who disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, said stakeholders involved in the training include the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), religious institutions, schools and civil society organisations.
He said: “Our NGO, which is borne of the desire to positively impact on Nigerian youths, will train no few than 500 youths across the country in November. In the face of the current social, political and economic challenges in the country, our youths need to be taught how to take their destinies in their own hands.
“The 2016 Positive Impact Summit will inculcate in the nation’s youths, ways to take up leadership challenges that will see the country reclaiming her lost glory.
“Our youths must be aware that leadership has nothing to do with age or holding political office; one can demonstrate leadership role by impacting on his or her immediate community,” he said.
The founder and president of the NGO also said that 10 indigent but academically sound students in higher institutions would benefit from their “Money for Educational Support” programme.
The leadership training with the theme, “Raising Godly Leaders”, is scheduled to hold on November 5 and will have at least five corps members from each of the 36 states of the federation.
Other participants are to be drawn from Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), EKiti State University (EKSU), Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti and other institutions in the state.