Former Gov. Gbenga Daniel leads facilitators for Leadership Boot Camp 2017
The Future Project Leadership boot camp kicked off the first phase of its youth leadership and civic engagement project in Oyo, Lagos and Ogun states with the former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel leading the crop of facilitators.
The 5-day intensive development program which is designed to promote active participation of young people in leadership at local and national level was organized to enable young leaders play a leading role in agitating for greater accountability within their respective local governments.
A total number of 120 applicants with exceptional leadership profiles as well as ability to impact their communities were shortlisted to attend the training after a comprehensive review process.
The leadership boot camp also featured other top-notch facilitators from varying background to share insights. These include Hon. Victor Fasanya, Member, House of Assembly, Abeokuta South Constituency; and Professor Segun Awonusi, Vice Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education.
Others are Barr. Kayode Akinsola, Lead Partner, Queens Attorney; Ayomide Faleye, Data Analyst, BudgIT; Mr. Clement Olusegun, S.A to the Governor of Ogun state on Youths; and Demola Olanrenwaju Political Strategist amongst others.
Speaking on the impact of the leadership boot camp, Akinkunade Dare an attendee of the Ogun boot camp described it as an interactive and motivating seminar.
“Today was a productive day for me and I’m glad to have learned things about the ways in which youth can get involved in government. I am excited to see that youth have interest in the process of running the country, especially at the lower level such as local governments. I’m encouraged to meet like-minded youth with passion and enthusiasm to see that things are done the right way. Many thanks to The Future Project leadership boot camp for making this event possible,” Akinkunde added.
Ademo Oluwaseyi who attended the Oyo leadership boot camp expressed joy for being selected to attend the event. “Sincerely, this is one of the best programmes I have attended. Thank you for impacting me,” Ademo stated.
The Future Project has a mandate to build empowered citizens across Africa, through (inclusive) enterprise and (active) citizenship. This focus on Human Capital Development is informed by our value proposition: Africa’s growth needs a generation of young people who are gainfully employed and able to demand and secure better leadership. The leadership boot camp is supported by Ford Foundation.