- NPA Urges Youths to Develop Leadership Skills
The Nigerian Ports Authority has enjoined youths in Nigeria to develop skills and qualities that will enable them to become leaders of tomorrow.
The Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Usman, was quoted as saying this while delivering a keynote address titled ’The youth as forebears of the New Nigeria’ at the 2018 edition of United Action for Change Youth Leadership Training Programme in Lagos.
She said, “As youths who aspire to lead Nigeria into a new era, we must develop a deep sense of righteous living and contentment, none of which can happen without self-worth and self-control, essential life skills that need to be developed include the capacity to work under pressure, working with others and taking decisions reflecting a deep understanding of the situation. Potential leaders must also learn to read and be attentive listeners.”
She urged the youths to develop a nationalistic mindset as they prepared for future leadership of the country, adding that they should look for role models that could make them realise that they had a common destiny with the Nigerian nation.
“The pride of Nigeria is in its diversity and the new Nigeria must be one in which leaders employ the things that bind us together. There can be no greatness for Nigeria if every citizen of the country cannot feel at home whether they are in Sokoto, Ilorin, Lagos, Uyo or Aba. The onus to ensure that we have a country where every single Nigerian can proudly call home lies in the hands of our youths.”
The Convener of the United Action for Change, Dr. Muniz Banire, was quoted as saying that the three-day training programme was put together for about 150 youths in fulfilment of the mission of preparing a new generation of future leaders with the right vision and values to effect change in Nigeria.