The Minister is invited to set up a national mentoring program

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Youth and Sports Development Minister Sunday Dare has been asked to set up a national mentoring scheme where technocrats can mentor young businessmen and women in a space of enterprise, development and diplomatic to position them as agents of change.

Chairman of the 100 Center for Corporate Governance, Lagos, Shuaibu Idris made the call during a panel discussion organized by the Nigerian Emerging Leaders Forum (NELF) as part of activities marking International Youth Day 2022.

Idris said Nigerian youths are not incapacitated, adding that “we have dynamic and intellectual young people whose energy and potential can be harnessed for economic development.”

He said: “As young people we can have challenges and that is why we are advocating for mentorship opportunities for young people to learn and not just learn in the book but also learn in practice.

He said that young people should be given more space in the political space and corporate governance so that they are practically involved in the affairs of the country.

“Through this inclusion, the youth would have the opportunity to learn and harness the knowledge and experience of the older brain before they step out of active governance, but this has been a challenge in present-day Nigeria, the older do not want to create space for young people and this has caused a major setback in the development of the nation.

“I think I would suggest with a very big mouth that the Honorable Minister for Youth Development and Sport should, as a matter of national emergency, put in place a national mentorship scheme, it should be in such a way that former universities, members of university associations offer themselves as mentors for existing university students,” said Idris

In addition, forum organizing secretary Abdulkareem Yakubu said that the panel discussion between the old and the young generation aims to explore the mind of the young generation and that of the old brain to see how we can have synergy. between old and young. with the aim of creating an intergenerational transition plan.

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