Nigeria must bridge the wide gap between accomplished older citizens and its struggling youth population.
The Kwara Central representative in the 5th Assembly of Nigerian Youth Parliament (NYP), Hon. Ibraheem Abdullateef, made the observation while speaking in Ilorin ahead of the March edition of “Raise Life Classes”.
The programme, which is a monthly life class on career, leadership, and entrepreneurship is slated for March 20th, 2022.
He said, “We have found out from our observation that there is a wide disconnection between the older generation of accomplished citizens and the younger generation of starters.
With “Raise”, we believe we are creating a platform to bridge that gap and eliminate the disconnect. We want young people to have direct, no-holds-barred access and conversation with these great personalities, taking lessons and looking up to the right people as role models,” he said.
He said the first lady of Kwara State, Mrs Olufunke Abdulrazaq, will be the “Life Teacher” for the event.
Given her rich profile and remarkable trajectory, the organizers of Raise consider Her Excellency Amb. Olufolake AbdulRazaq most fitting teacher for the month.”
We are very much convinced that young men and women will learn tremendously from her success story in career and leadership, which will no doubt impact their lives positively.
This will help in grooming better and more responsible young people in our society,” the project convener stated.
Abdulrazaq will be the first female teacher for the life class which had featured two sessions from January.