A non-governmental organisation, the Children of Africa Leadership and Values Development Initiative will today (Saturday) begin a four-day national children’s leadership conference to mark the 2023 International Universal Children’s Day.
The conference themed, ‘Rebuilding Nigeria through investment in children’s education, welfare and security’, will feature leadership training, children’s parliamentary session, panel sessions, competitions, exhibitions, and awards, among others.
Dignitaries for the event are the First Lady of Nigeria, Oluremi Tinubu; the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike; the Etsu Nupe and Chairman of Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Dr Yahaya Abubakar; the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the National International Centre, Dr Linus Okorie, the Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Adewunmi Onanuga.
Others are the Deputy Chairman, the House Committee on Air Force, Ojuawo Adeniyi; a motivational speaker, Dr Sabeeha Hussein; the Project Coordinator of Junior Achievement Nigeria, Oluwatosin Oyetayo; among others.
The wife of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Fatima Abbas; the First Lady of Ekiti State, Dr Olayemi Oyebanji; the First Lady of Niger State, Fatima Bago; the First Lady of Yobe State, Gumsu Buni will be honoured with awards for promoting child rights.
CALDEV was founded in 2015 by a current member of the National Assembly representing Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore, and Ejigbo federal constituency in Osun state.
The not-for-profit organisation was established to teach and mentor children and youths for the development of better citizenship, leadership, and nationhood.
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