Leadership Centre, UNDP train 5,000 civilian JTF in Yobe, Adamawa

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By Abdul Hassan

ABUJA – Citizenship and Training Centre, Jos, says it has trained 5,000 Civilian Joint Task Force members on skills and values, under UNDP programme.

Managing Director of the centre, Mr Jonah Bawa, disclosed this when he paid a visit Managing Director, News Agency of (NAN), Mr Buki Ponle, on Thursday in Abuja.

He said that the civilian JTF, comprising and voluntary security groups, were drawn from Yobe and Adamawa states.

According him, the training is a collaborative arrangement with UNDP enhance skills among JTF members in the area of managing security and conflicts.

“We have also trained another set of drug addict group under the UNDP programme,’’ he said.

Bawa said that the centre was established in 1951 by provide invaluable national services through training programmes.

“The centre provides training on character development and value orientation, adventure and challenge as well as compassion and service.

“It also provides training on social and environmental responsibility, patriotism and nationalism and international consciousness, among others,’’ Bawa added.

He lamented that Nigerians had abandoned good national values, which had them, notwithstanding their social differences.

“We values rejuvenation; we to hold every Nigerian together; we have to go back to the basis,’’ he said.

Bawa sought for cooperation and support of the News Agency of in publicizing the activities of the centre.

Responding, NAN managing director described the visit as timely and significant.

“We training to offer good to our ; we shall help to let people know the activities of the centre,’’ he said.