Sixty youths from the six geopolitical zones in the country are billed to be trained by the Nigerian Prize for Leadership (NPL) as leadership models.
The youths, aged between 21 and 35, would undergo a one-month free intensive leadership reorientation and transformation training under the Ambassadors Leadership Programme of the NPL as part of its contribution to influencing good leadership in the country.
A member of the NPL’s governing board, Senator Ibrahim Ida, who led some members of the group on a courtesy call to the corporate head office of Media Trust Limited, publishers of Daily Trust Limited, yesterday, said at the end of the training, participants would have become better leaders and Nigerians.
He said the group plan’s was to have a “template whereby we can influence, from outside, the quality of leadership that emerges in Nigeria,” adding that the pilot training shall begin on Sunday.
“We want to have a framework that people will aspire and be recognised as leaders not only to be recognised but to also portray what is good. This led some of us to decide to set up an initiative that will recognise leadership and portray them to the world and also see the young one that has prospect, mindset and intellect that could be mentored into seeing themselves as leaders,” he said.
The Acting Chief Executive Officer of Media Trust Limited, Malam Nura Daura, commended the group for the initiative, assuring them of the company’s partnership.