The Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Olusegun Dawodu has said that Lagos State Government will be sponsoring Divisional Youth Ambassadors on a leadership training to Chicago, USA.
The Commissioner announced this on Tuesday 18th January 2022 in a statement issued by the Director of Public Affairs in the ministry, Mrs. Olabisi Adeola and made available to the media.
“The state’s readiness to send 10 young leaders including the state ambassador, the divisional ambassadors and some other youths in the state to a leadership and capacity building training programme in Chicago is one of the commitments of the state government to further build their capabilities of our youth and transform them from local champions to global citizens that can compete favourably with their peers from any part of the world.
“The programme is organised by World Chicago in conjunction with Silec Initiatives Nigeria, in order to offer young leaders, the opportunity to participate in diverse activities on the international exchange including volunteer activities, participating in international conferences, events and forums”. The statement reads.
According to the statement, the training will serve as a platform on which young persons from Lagos will be encouraged to exchange ideas and traditions with others on an international level.
“The participants had been trained at the 2021/2022 Ibile youth academy as well as the transformational leadership programmes organised by the Ministry of Youth and Social Development, where they were taken through different leadership topics and tasks”. The Commissioner added.