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Building sustainable partnerships for youth development in Nigeria

On Wednesday, February 02, 2022 history was made in Abuja as the leadership of the Ugwumba Center for Leadership Development in Africa received in audience the Management of the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation on a working visit.

Welcoming the august visitors on behalf of their President, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, the Executive Director of the Center, Mr. Remy Chukwunyere thanked Engr. Abubakar Umah, the Managing Director of the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation and his Director of Administration and Finance, Dr. Haruna Muhammed Jumare for the visit, which happened immediately after their 2022 Annual Lecture and Merit Awards Ceremony in Kano State. He commended them for being part of the success stories of the Center since the Ugwumba Enterprise Challenge debuted in Abuja in 2019.

Mr. Remy Chukwunyere said, “with your support, we have been able to reach out to youths and women in the 20 States in North and today, we have built a community of over 10,000 young and women entrepreneurs from across the 36 States plus the FCT, who are daily contributing to the growth and development of the country. We consider your organization as a key partner and we are happy that you embraced us and have been supporting our various initiatives.”

In his speech, Engr. Abubakar Umah, the Managing Director/CEO of the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation informed that the vision of their organization is to become the foremost catalyst for the Unity, Peace and Socio-Economic Development of Northern Nigeria in the Context of One Nation.

According to him, they embarked on the visit to be able to formalize the ongoing partnership relationship with the Ugwumba Leadership Center since both organizations have similar visions for the country. He commended the impact the Center has made over the years and said since both organizations desire to groom a generation of leaders that will be devoid of political, religious, and tribal sentiments, the need for more collaboration opportunities in a time like this cannot be overemphasized.

He said, “one of our major targets is to empower young people resident in any of the states in the Northern Nigeria, no matter their tribe or religion. So far, over 7,000 youths have benefited from our skill acquisition programs and we award annual university scholarships to 200 undergraduates selected from across the 20 Northern states. It is remarkable to point out that over 50% of our scholars have graduated with First Class Honours from their universities since inception of the program. We desire a strong collaboration with the Ugwumba Leadership Center so that collectively, we can transform Nigeria by leveraging on our various leadership development, empowerment and job creation programs for youths across the country, regardless of ethnicity, religious or political affiliations.

In the coming days, preparations for the formal MOU signing ceremony shall be announced for the overall development of our country, Nigeria.

GOD BLESS NIGERIA!

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Ugwumba Center for Leadership Development in Africa, 2022