YOUTH EMPOWERMENT LECTURE ON PROMOTING DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHERN KADUNA

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TANGWAT YOUTH ASSOCIATION EMPOWERMENT LECTURE FOR SOUTHERN KADUNA YOUTH ON PROMOTING DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHERN KADUNA.

TANGWAT YOUTH ASSOCIATION EMPOWERMENT LECTURE FOR SOUTHERN KADUNA YOUTH ON PROMOTING DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHERN KADUNA.

On Saturday 26th November, 2016 TANGWAT YOUTH ASSOCIATION held its second edition of public lecture at the VIP hall of Murtala Mohamed Square Kaduna. Where the Hon commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry (Guest of honor) was humbly representing by S.A Douglas Dabo, also in attendance was Chief Engr Bawa Magaji Kufana  (Keynote speaker), Dr Yusuf Mugu (guest speaker), also  
Mr Samuel Aruwan the Special assistant to Kaduna State Governor on media and publicity attended, chatting the way forward for the development of Southern Kaduna with other discussants in person of Dr J.E Gyong, Mrs Angela B Gugong, Ms Asama’ Alex and others.

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THE AIM OF THE LECTURE: To empower the youth to promote development in
southern Kaduna…
Major points; The speakers stated the objectives of empowerment as;
– laying a solid foundation for sustainable poverty eradication
-Engaging in wealth creation
-Employment generation
-Seek value re-orientation.
REASONS WHY THE YOUTH MUST BE EMPOWERED
-for improved living conditions and general wellbeing.
-For higher productivity
-independent lives or self-reliance.
-Movement from oppression to opportunities.
-Employability
-financial independence and autonomy.

STRATEGIES
-Awareness creation
-Facilitating enabling environment through provision of infrastructure
-Promoting private enterprise
-Establishing friendly socio-economic and political policies
-Guarantee for security to ensure safety of lives and properties
-Risk taking etc

CHALLENGES
-Youth preference for wage employment
-Too much dependence on government and significant others
-poor human capital development and unskilled Labour force
-Leadership problem
-Poor policies implementation
-Lack of continuity in governance etc

EMPOWERMENT DIFFICULTIES IN SOUTHERN KADUNA
-Idea scarcity
-problem of procrastination
-Wrong perception about the essence of education and the purpose of
going to school
-Foolish pride, ignorance and misconception
-loss of cultural value
-Insecurity and constant violence etc.

Then there was presentation of gifts to the speakers.

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