By Usman Gwadabe
The Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) Dr. Jamil Isyaku Gwamna has said that the company remained a frontline platform that’s engaging and empowering youths in the country.
Dr. Gwamna who stated this in a chat with some journalists in Kano said youths development is a major priority of KEDCO, hence, the reason for youth engagement which remained a critical part of our company policy.
A statement issued and signed by Ibrahim Sani Shawai, the Head, Corporate Communications of KEDCO quoted the MD saying “Nigerian youths have potentials that if harnessed would create a better society and that’s why we have over 80 per cent of our workforce made up of youths.
“Also, 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” Gwamna added.
He added that “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 any capacity building programmes, he called on all stakeholders to engage more youths as a way of building their capacities ahead of future leadership roles.