NASFAT organises employability workshop for the Nigerian youths
April 29, 2023 Mutiu Abdullahi
As part of efforts to reduce the unemployment rate in the country, Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society, NASFAT under the Economic Empowerment Committee has organised a 3-day employability workshop for youths and members of NASFAT in Ikeja.
The programme which sought to improve participants’ skill and workplace competencies in other to compete with their educational qualification.
Speaking at the training, former National Welfare Secretary of NASFAT, Mr Rahman Olarinde who spoke on “Role of leadership and theory” said leadership is the ability of an individual to influence and guide followers of an organization, society to the right direction which requires particular traits and skills.
He said that an effective leader has the characteristics of self-confidence, strong communication and management skills, creative and innovative thinking, perseverance, willingness to take risks, open to change, levelheaded and reactiveness in times of crisis stressed that lack of effective leadership or inadequacy of skills and experience by those who found themselves there that tend to create problems for those being led.
Mr Olarinde also urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the basic knowledge acquired during leadership skills but not only to get employed but to be able to maintain and sustain on the job.
According to Mrs. Rasheedat Edidi-Balogun who spoke on “Professionalism and strong work Ethics” said Professionalism is an ability to exhibit integrity, resilience, accountability and ethical behavior and maintain effective work habits to produce high quality results.
She said it’s important to be competent so as to project a professional presence and understand the impact of non-verbal communication.
In his remarks Head of the workshop Mr. Olaniyi AbdulHakeem Olawale said the workshop was organised to enhance the knowledge and capability of youths seeking for employment and those who want to start their own businesses so they can satisfy the demands of the market.
He appreciates NASFAT as a body and the president and all donors for the success of the workshop stressed that the workshop would assist the beneficiaries to be able to understand the principles and skills needed to sustain the business and at the work place.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke with KIIN MEDIA expressed their joy, promised not disappoint the organiser of the programme and appreciated Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society, NASFAT for organisation of the workshop which has impacted them greatly and positively in their different chosen discipline.
“With this being more productive and impactful to my people and the society through my chosen career is my watchword now. Kudos to Nasfat.” Said a male beneficiary.