The leadership recruitment process is a concern for all and sundry. The role, especially of young people, must be given the right attention and approach to ensure that the posterity of our communities is secured through leadership that the people have brought on board devoid of any negative consequences.
Hence, the Sarah Dagah Foundation as part of its core mandate enshrined in its thematic areas, engaged youths from different tribes and communities in Jos North LGA on the need to ensure a credible, peaceful and altruistic leadership recruitment process through a Civic Awareness program on the 2023 General Elections.
The event took place on Saturday 28th January 2023 at the Gulong Hall Greatlinks Continental Hotel Shaka-Gold & Base Road, Jos.
It was an avenue for civic awareness that was brought to bear the function of the BVAS before the election, during elections, post-election violence, youth inclusion in politics and leadership as well as a clarion call to reject vote buying, voter apathy, thus, be intentionally involved in the leadership choice.
It was a train the trainers’ symposium that saw in attendance the Plateau State commissioners of police represented by ACP Yinus Ishaq and the DSS by Mr. Mark Datok. In their separate remarks, they called on the youth to shun any preselection election and post-election violence. They reiterated the need for the participants to step down the message learned in the symposium to the majority of the youths under their leadership.
They also praised the efforts and commitment of the Sarah Dagah Foundation, for putting up the symposium. Hence, the promise to always partner with the foundation in programs to ensure that peace in Plateau State is sustained.