Bayero University, Kano (BUK), through the Department of Gender Research, in collaboration with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Germany, has trained a hundred and twenty youths in Kano State in leadership growth.
The 2-day coaching held at Convocation Arena, BUK, ended Tuesday.
Participants have been undergraduates drawn from different universities and different tertiary institutions.
BUK Director, Department of Gender studies, Prof. Hassana Sani Darma, stated the target of the programme is to bring together youths of various calibres, particularly from universities and different tertiary establishments and even graduates, to debate problems with leadership that have an effect on the youth.
According to her, the centre has been coaching youths on de-radicalisation, through a series of roundtable programmes, which have been initiated by the centre so as to make society higher.
She revealed that the coaching is supported by Germany’s Rosa Luxemburg Foundation which has always supported the centre on issues of youth moral and skills growth so that they’ll aspire for leadership positions.
“The latest coaching focuses on enhancing youths’ enlightenment and mobilising them to actively take part in leadership roles,” she stated.
Dr Maikano Madaki of the Department of Sociology of the university stated: “The coaching is targeted at Nigerian youths, and the essence is to see how their leadership skills will be developed. Areas, where they’ve challenged, in terms of developing leadership potential and skills, will be addressed.
“Once more, the coaching is designed to take a look at the effects of drug or substance abuse within the nation and the extent to which substance and drug abuse are remarkably affecting the socio-economic and political growth of the nation since many youths are involved in drug abuse.”