The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Jamil Isyaku Gwamna has said Nigerian youths if harnessed, have the potentials to a better society.
Gwamna who stated this in a chat with some journalists in Kano said youth development was a major priority of KEDCO, hence, the reason for youth engagement which remained a critical part of the company’s policy.
He stressed that youths are so important and that’s why KEDCO has over 80 per cent of youths as its workforce
The Managing Director said, “it is on record that no company engages corps members in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states like KEDCO.
“KEDCO has become an epitome of youth development and a platform to build capacity in readiness for future leadership demands. This is our own way of empowering the youths.
“It is in this regard that we are engaging youths in schools with series of seminars, symposia and other skill acquisition programmes for youths while keeping our doors open for students to do their industrial training.”
While appealing to youths to be more productive by making themselves available for capacity-building programmes, Gwamna called on all stakeholders to engage more youths as a way of building their capacities ahead of future leadership roles.