- A federal lawmaker, Ganiyu Johnson, has facilitated a management training for the community leaders in his constituency
- The programme would be held between Friday, February 5 and Sunday, February 7
- Johnson added that the leaders are expected to use their positions to bring about peace in their domains
Ganiyu Johnson, the lawmaker representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 2, at the House of Representatives, has facilitated a leadership and management development training for community leaders in his constituency.
Legit.ng reports that the three days programme, according to Johnson, was meant to improve the leadership skill of community leaders.
The programme themed, management development training for community leaders, commenced on Friday, February 5, and would end on Sunday, February 7.
The thirty selected participants in the community included political leaders; religious leaders, market leaders and leaders of various ethnic groups.
The leaders are expected to use their positions to bring about peace and exhibit good leadership to the point that members of the community would begin to see them as role models.
The lawmaker said that decline in cultural values inspired the putting together of the programme, stressing that it was believed that through leadership training and proper implementation of the knowledge gained, some of the deteriorating cultural values would be resuscitated
"Part of what the leaders would be expected to do is to address the deteriorating aspect of our infrastructure, encourage members of the community to know the right thing to do at the right time. We also hope that the community leaders should be able to imbibe the spirit of tolerance among various ethnic groups in the community so that people would learn to be tolerant of one another and to live in harmony."
Johnson also noted that the expectation after the training was for participants to be role models, adding that people should see them and know that they have undergone training at the centre.
The lawmaker added:
"We expect that they should be able to exhibit the leadership skill in their communities. The scope of the training is to enhance leadership skills of individuals assigned with coordinating and supervisory roles within their environment, the nation and the world at large, using all available resources such as mental ability, energy and time."
"The programme is for competent and middle age individuals who the community look up to for leadership. The aim is to further enhance and empower managerial and leadership competence from the constituency. Due to rise in population occasioned by urban migration, there is need for more community leaders to provide voluntary services to the populace in accordance with governmental policies."
The deputy director special duties, citizenship and leadership training centre, Aliu Musa, who represented the director-general of the centre, Bitrus Bawa, said the leaders are expected to receive training on skills that would enhance their roles as community leaders.
"At the individual level, the impact of the centre is felt from different angles. If you take the past beneficiaries of training from this centre, you would understand the enormous contributions of this centre, if you have opportunity to interact with them, they would confess that the first beginning of their successes was when they met with the centre.
"Take the current President Muhammadu Buhari, for example, the day that the DG was introduced to him, he was elated and said that it was at the centre that he was punished at a student and that served as a watershed in his life as a successor."
The chairman of the programme, Paul Fegene said the participants were selected to drive development in their various communities, stressing that having quality leaders would drive development and deepen democracy through the remoulding of leaders which according to him was the reason for the training.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the federal government approved the inauguration of cash transfer of N20,000 to each of 3,500 rural women in 20 local government areas of Ogun state.
It was reported that the approval was given on Saturday, January 31, minister of the humanitarian affairs and disaster management Hajiya Sadiya Farouq during a programme at the Obas Complex in Abeokuta.