– The Emir of Dass, HRM Othman Bilyaminu Usman, Board Members and Partners extol Ugwumba Uche Nwosu for his selfless service to Nigeria.
Rising from a joint Council Meeting of the Board of Trustees, International Advisors and Partners of the Ugwumba Center for Leadership Development in Africa, few days ago, the Emir of Dass, HRM Otham Usman, who is also the Chairman of the Center has commended Ugwumba Uche Nwosu for taking the burden of Nigerian youths upon himself.
According to him, “helping the youths to explore and develop their potentials through the leadership training and enterprise challenge events is the best empowerment anyone or the Government can do for our youths.”
In his speech, the International Advisory Council Chairman, Mr. Rajan Nazran and CEO of NazranRoth UK commended the center for the impact it has created so far in the Nigerian economy within a short time and said that in no distant time, the center would serve as a face for global growth and change in Africa.
Addressing the joint council, the President of the Center, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu appreciated the Emir for his fatherly roles to the center. He thanked members of the Advisory Council led by Rajan Nazran for the global opportunities they have attracted to Nigeria through the Center.
He specially thanked Emil Ekiyor and Heidi Bishop for sponsoring multimillion-naira training programs that have impacted on the lives of Nigerian youths.
He said, “we have made so much impact in the lives of Nigerian youths through training and financial support. We need to create a system that shall continue to identify talents among our youths and prepare them to succeed as entrepreneurs.”
He thereafter solicited the continued support of the stakeholders towards the success of the programs of the Center aimed at lifting Nigerians out of poverty.
Responding, Emil Ekiyor, the CEO of InnoPower Indy USA commended the center for its achievements and recommended that it should transition from a private philanthropy into an impact investment center, properly. This he said will enable the Center serve as an incubator hub and expect returns from all future financial investments, for the sake of sustainability.
In her own remark, Heidi Maduhu Bishop, CEO of LeadershipLaire UK and a member of the John Maxwell’s Team said, “I am impressed with the level of tenacity exhibited by Nigerian youths during the leadership training programs we organized for them, despite the power and network challenges in Nigeria. The center is identifying talents that will impact the continent in the future.”
In his contribution, the Managing Director of the Abuja Enterprise Agency, Mallam Shehu Abdulkadir said, “the Covid pandemic has rendered many Nigerians jobless and now is the perfect time to empower them. As partners, we shall ensure that more Nigerians are supported to establish and grow their businesses through the Ugwumba Enterprise Challenge.”
In their separate speeches, Mr. Ismaila Damcida, Bar. Nnakire Uzoho and Remy Chukwunyere said that Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, the Founder of the Center is filling the youth development gap for the Government and promised their continued support to the programs and activities of the Center.