A leadership training on how female youth leaders should define their goals, build themselves and become self reliant has ended in Awka.
The training which was organised by 100 Women Lobby Group, Anambra State supported by MacArthur Foundation was tagged “Engagement With Female Youth Leaders On Improving Electoral Integrity and Accountability In Nigeria Project -Women’s Political Participation.”
Addressing the participants, the Special Adviser to the Governor On Youth Empowerment, Dr Nelson Omenugha said that leadership is all about building humanity and addressing issues that confront the society for greater good and advised them to become future leaders they must work hard in their chosen fields, and constantly develop themselves.
He encouraged the participants to not to shy away from responsibilities and to always embrace those virtues that will propel them to positive aspects of life.
The State Co-Ordinator of 100 Women Lobby Group, Anambra State Chapter, Mrs Ifeyinwa Unachukwu said research has shown that females are underrepresented in Nigeria’s governance, decision making and leadership space.
Mrs Unachukwu stated that it is against this backdrop that the group dimmed it fit to train the young female leaders on the importance of having women in governance and increase sensitization on the need for the leadership skills of women to be developed from cradle.
On her part, a resource person at the training, Miss Chidinma Oramali maintained that what the young leaders needs, is to build their self esteem, have positive thinking, be focused, and avail themselves in any opportunity that will improve their ideas and learning as well as believe in what they can offer the society.
While appreciating the convener, the Vice President, Students Union Government,vNnamdi Azikiwe University,vAwka, Miss Ifunanya Okoye said that learning from older colleagues, sharing from their experiences, ideas and progress will be a stepping stone for them to achieve success in life pleading for regular of such trainings.
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