A Lecturer at Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin Kwara State Dr Biola Adimula, wants Nigerians to always remain committed to giving back to the society what they have benefited, to ensure sustainable national growth.
Dr Adimula, who stated this in Abuja, during the 3rd International annual re-union of Titcombe College, a missionary school in Kogi State, said empowerment such as scholarship award, Capacity Building, Counseling and job creation, are possible means of meeting the needs of Nigerian youths for self reliance.
Dr Adimula who is also the international president of the 1979/84 Set, of the school explained that they have given educational scholarships to 40 students and constructed toilets among others for the College as part of efforts to curb poverty and reduce the rate of school drop outs in the country, adding that empowerment of youths was necessary to check juvenile delinquencies and other social vices that have hampered the speedy development of the country.
She said “As the President, Common Wealth scholars and Fellows Association of Nigeria, about 3,000 scholarships had also been given to Nigerians by the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission UK- between 1960 and now”.
Delivering a speech on Health Management, a guest speaker Dr. Susan Adams of a wellness and health Hospital emphasized the need for routine medical check, regular exercise, water therapy amongst others as some major panacea to healthy living.
On entrepreneurship development, the facilitators Mr Tosin Katto and Mr Emeka Iloegbunam, said focus, commitment and resilience are some of the ways of achieving successes in business.
Some of the participants Engr. Ayodele Julius, and Mr Shola Orunmbe, expressed satisfaction with the series of seminars received during the program, as they have been empowered on how to face future challenges, especially the lecture on WILL preparation, which will enable them effectively plan the future of their beneficiaries and avert unforeseen family crisis that might evolve in the future.
They also added that the essence of the reunion was to promote good networking ideas; strategies on how to empower more youths and also proffer solutions to most challenges facing the country.
The event with over 40 participants was tagged “Empowerment for self reliance”.
Reporting by Julian Osamoto, editing by Daniel Adejo