Former Chief of Army Staff, General Salihu Ibrahim (rtd) has urged leaders in the country to emukate the legacies of former Premier of Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello, with a view to ensuring unity, peace and progress.
Gen. Ibrahim, who is an advisory board member of Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, SABMF, stated this in Gusau, Zamfara State, during the graduation and certification of 100 women and youths after their vocational skills training sponsored by the foundation.
He said if our leaders in the country could copy the mode of leadership of the nation’s founding fathers like late Ahmadu Bello, Dr. Nnamdi Azikewe, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and host of others on how they led the nation without putting their personal interests, Nigeria would regain its socio-economic and political popularity within a short period of time.
He suggested that the best approach to achieve the developmental goals was through motivation of women and youths towards promoting small and medium scale businesses as a reliable blueprint to achieve the country’s socio-economic potential and development.
In his address of welcome, the lead consultant of the Entrepreneurship Development Programme, Alhaji Sanusi Maikudi pointed out that the main objectives of the organisation were to build positive steps for self-reliance, sustained and productive entrepreneurial spirit among youths, particularly women.
He explained that the Zamfara State women vocational development was tailored towards pre-training, sensitisation, entrepreneurship and vocational training and post training evaluation.
In his speech, Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari who was represented by the acting secretary to the state government, Alhaji Haruna Sallau, congratulated the graduates of the program, stressing that his administration would soon grant some financial take-off to the participants with a view to forming their business ventures in the state.
Governor Yari appealed to individuals and organisations to partner with the programme to encourage self-reliance among the youths across the state, as government alone could not provide job opportunities for all in the state.

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