President of FLED Group Bags Icon of Societal Development Award

President of FLED Group Bags Icon of Societal Development Award from NANNS.

The leadership of the National Association of Northern Nigerian Students (NANNS) on Thursday April 18, 2024 presented Icon of Societal Development Award to Dr. Joseph C. Ibekwe, President Fled Group, in his Office in Abuja.

The team was led by the President, Hassan Usman El-yakub and Muhammad Awwal Adamu.

Speaking before the presentation, Hassan talked passionately and clearly about the challenges facing youths in Northern Nigeria including drug abuse, lack of entrepreneurial skills, unemployment, lack of leadership competencies, high rate of children out-of-school, etc. He sought the collaboration of Fled International Leadership Institute to help them address some of these challenges, based on the Institute’s areas of competence.

Responding, Dr. Ibekwe thanked them for taking the initiative to locate him for this award and for seeking out possible help for youths of their region. He praised them for taking responsibility to address some of the challenges they have identified.

Dr. Ibekwe noted that it was quite disheartening that the numerous potential locked in youths of our country are being allowed to waste due to inadequate support and integrated development plans. In her comment, Dr. Regina Ogbuagu, fpl Director Africa Centre for Public Leadership who was there to receive the students praised them for their passion and encouraged them not to give up in their search for collaborations to address the challenges they have outlined.

Dr. Ibekwe later presented with copies of his book, The quest for Political Leadership & Citizens Democracy: How Individuals become Public Citizens. On behalf of Fled Group, he made a commitment to working with NANNS to achieve their noble objects for youths in Northern Nigeria particularly those in tertiary institutions.


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