The Office of Kwara Central Representative in the Nigerian Youth Parliament (NYP) 5th Assembly, the organizers of Raise, a monthly life class on leadership, career, and enterprise announced on Monday ex-minister Bolaji Abdullah as the facilitator for the February edition.
It also announced that the edition comes up on 20th February, 2022.
According to a statement signed by Abdulwahab Tajudeen, the mentorship programme seeks to deepen the social cohesion, strengthen the value system, and human capital development of the state.
He said interested young people from across political parties are free to participate in the programme.
“We have the honour to announce Mallam Bolaji Abdullah as the teacher in the Raise February edition. He is an accomplished journalist, renowned public servant, and community leader with over 20 years’ history across the media, civil space, and public service.
“In line with the programme’s vision, he will be unpacking his experience and lessons from the public and private sectors to educate and inspire the participants” Abdulwahab Tajudeen said in a statement on Monday.
“We also wish to state emphatically that the initiative is open to all interested persons within age 18 – 35 years old. Raise has at its core the mandate to deepen social cohesion, capacity building, and instil the values of community development in young people.
“As we set about this task, we urge for the cooperation of the general public. The aim of the organisers remains to provide a platform of interaction between the new generation and the high achievers from the community and state, for communal development. We stand by it,” Tajudeen added.
Bolaji Abdullah, former Kwara commissioner of education and minister of sports and youth development comes as the second illustrious personality to be featured in the programme.
In the January edition, Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Barr. Salman Ayinla Jawondo (SAN) was the teacher.
With a rigorous online-based application and selection process for both participants and beneficiaries of the programme’s help package, the Raise programme has been lauded as a unique youth engagement initiative in the state.
The initiator, Ibraheem Abdullateef, who is Kwara Central Representative in the Nigerian Youth Parliament (NYP) 5th Assembly, said it is designed to harness the potential of enterprising youths through sustainable empowerment, thereby spurring socio-economic growth and human capital development in the state.