FG Should Devote Re­sources To Groom­ing Youths, Says Amao

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - NEWS - By Gbenga Ak­in­fenwa

THE Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment has been ad­vised to devote re­sources to specif­i­cally groom youths in the area of sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy and In­for­ma­tion Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy (ICT), so that they could be pre­pared to com­pete glob­ally. Speak­ing at the clos­ing cer­e­mony of youth em­pow­er­ment and restora­tion ini­tia­tive, Vi­sion 2020, Prin­ci­pal Con­sult, Lon­adek, Dr. Ibi­ola Amao, was op­ti­mistic that Nige­ria would be a lead­ing eco­nomic su­per power glob­ally in no dis­tant fu­ture.

The week­long train­ing, for se­condary school stu­dents from pub­lic and pri­vate schools, was aimed at pre­par­ing par­tic­i­pants for lead­er­ship po­si­tion.

Amao, a civil and struc­tural en­gi­neer, turned hu­man cap­i­tal de­vel­oper, said par­tic­i­pants were se­lected by their head teach­ers, be­fore be­ing screened by her or­gan­i­sa­tion from which 45 were se­lected. The Pub­lic Af­fairs Man­ager, Sa­sol Ex­plo­ration and Pro­duc­tion Nige­ria Lim­ited, Toyin Cameron, said her or­gan­i­sa­tion de­cided to be a ma­jor spon­sor of Lon­adek’s Vi­sion 2020 sum­mer coach­ing be­cause of its ob­jec­tives, which is in tan­dem with Sa­sol’s Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity.

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