The training was conducted by the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre in Jos, according to Mr Jonah Bawa, Managing Director. Participants included vigilante and other volunteer security groups from Yobe and Adamawa states.
Bawa revealed this during a visit to Mr Buki Ponle, the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja. He clarified that the training is a joint arrangement with UNDP to improve skills among JTF members in the field of security and leadership.
â€œWe have also trained another set of drug addict groups under the UNDP.â€
â€œThe centre provides training on character development and value orientation, adventure and challenge as well as compassion and service.
â€œIt also provides training on social and environmental responsibility, patriotism and nationalism and international consciousness, among others.â€
â€œWe need values rejuvenation; we need to hold every Nigerian together; we have to go back to the basis.â€
â€œWe need training to offer good leadership to our society; we shall help to let people know the activities of the centre,â€™â€™ Ponle said.