By:Babagana Bukar Wakil Ngala, Maiduguri
Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre, Jos says it has trained 5,000 Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) Members on skills and leadership values, under the United Nations Development Programme UNDP.
Managing Director of the Centre, Mr Jonah Bawa, disclosed this when he paid a visit to the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria NAN, Mr Buki Ponle, in Abuja.
He said that the civilian JTF, comprising vigilante and other voluntary security groups, were drawn from Yobe and Adamawa States.
According to him, the training is a collaborative arrangement with UNDP to enhance skills among JTF members in the area of managing security and leadership conflicts.
He said they have also trained another set of drug addict groups under the United Nations Development Program UNDP.
Bawa said that the centre was established in 1951 by the Federal Government to 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.
He lamented that Nigerians had abandoned good national values which had united them, notwithstanding their social differences.
He says that they need values rejuvenation to hold every Nigerian together; and go back to the basis.
Bawa sought for cooperation and support of the News Agency of Nigeria in publicizing the activities of the centre.
Responding, NAN Managing Director described the visit as timely and significant.