- Business owners have been urged to encourage volunteering in the communities for a better world
- According to Caluza, this will help make a creating a better, safer, and more sustainable world for us all
- Apart from the benefits to communities, this will also help in challenging employees as well as building new leaders
Communities in Nigeria can benefit from selfless services from businesses in their areas if owners make it a duty to encourage their workers to volunteer.
This is according to Malou T. Caluza, in a statement made available to Legit.ng. She argued that it is necessary for companies in the country to encourage their workers to volunteer selfless services to the communities where they are located.
Caluza said as governments manage the weight of a global pandemic, the climate crisis, political conflicts, and increasing economic and social inequalities, private businesses can and should be a powerful and effective ally in creating a better, safer, and more sustainable world for us all.
The Qnet CEO added that volunteerism is an effective means to make a real social difference, and also essential to building a culture of empathy and giving for internal stakeholders.
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"Volunteering can also help a company cultivate the next generation of influential leaders. By allowing employees to develop personal growth, new skills, and interests outside their daily work routines, we can encourage our team members to push themselves to new levels of responsibility and take on new leadership challenges."
Russia-Ukraine war: FG moves against Nigerians intending to volunteer as fighters
Meanwhile, the Nigerian government has warned its citizens against moves to join the Ukrainian military to resist the invasion of the country by Russian troops.
The ministry of foreign affairs led by Geoffrey Onyeama said it disapproves of the ongoing registration of Nigerians volunteering to join the Ukrainian Army.
A statement released on Monday, March 7, by the ministry's spokesperson, Francisca Omayuli, warned that the federal government would not tolerate such registration by citizens. Omayuli added that the Nigerian government would be engaging with the Embassy of Ukraine in Nigeria and other relevant agencies and organisations to prevent this exodus of citizens.