By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
No fewer than 200 youths are billed to attend Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, former Secretary to Edo State government mentorship programme on Saturday in Benin City, Edo State Capital.
The maiden edition of the monthly mentoring forum which part of his efforts to empower Nigerian youths with strong leadership, political and business skills, is tagged, “POI Mentoring Forum.
One of the organisers, Tinyan Otuamagie of the event, said the platform would afford youths between age 14 and 35 the opportunity to learn Tue rudiments of nation building.
She said, “Pastor Ize-Iyamu who’s is the host, believes that youths are an essential part of nation building and are blessed with great ideas and potentials that are needed in our society today, so the POI Mentoring Forum’s mission is to build their capacities”.
“POI has witnessed Nigerian youths making great strides in their various Communities. Youths have made great contributions in the narrative within the political space and the redefining of the expectations of leaders in Africa”.
“These are Youths who have changed how we do business in Nigeria through innovations and use of technology. This is why Pastor Ize-Iyamu has created this mentoring forum to meet the needs of our youths”.
On the format of the Mentoring Forum, Ms Otuamagie said, ” It offers seminars, workshops and interactive training sessions that are targeted at youths who want to be more engaged in their communities”
She added that, “in addition the forum will have industry leaders and experts from various fields and other youths on hand to train and share their personal and professional experiences with participants in an interactive atmosphere”.
She also said that forum members have been registering online at www.pastorosagieizeiyamu.com/mentoringforum while many have already been contacted by email with further details.