Bauchi State First Lady Bags Champion of Youth Peace Award

The Wife of the Bauchi State Governor, Her Excellency Hajiya Hadiza M.A Abubakar was honored by Nigerian Youths at the 2018 National Youth Peace Summit in recognition of her contribution towards youth development in Nigeria.

The 2018 National Youth Peace Summit held at Elizade University, Ilaramokin, Ondo State was organized to acquaint youths to conflict management and resolution, effective mediation, conflict prevention, youth leadership and sustainability of educational institutions, harnessing the educative and security consciousness of youths for global impact and the development of the national youth peace agenda.

The event which was organized by International Youth Congress in partnership with the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Women Advocate Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), Elizade University, Tribe Media Company among other organizations was attended by delegates from the six geo political zones of the Federation.

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Hajiya Hadiza M.A Abubakar, the progenitor of Bauchi Sustainable Women Economic Empowerment and Peace Initiative (B-SWEEP) a Non-Governmental Organization emerged the winner of the Champion of Youth Peace Award as a result of her egregious contribution to youth’s development, women empowerment, peace and Nation building.

Through B-SWEEP, a Women Micro Entrepreneurship Support Scheme that seeks to boost “the productive capacity of women through skills acquisition and financial literacy touched thousands of lives positively. It also complements government effort by providing maternal and child care delivery services, re-integrating women and girls into the formal school system, enhancing food security through women participation in agriculture and creating awareness and coordinating activities aimed at fostering peace”.

The Champion of Youth Peace Award in Nigeria, presented by the National Organizing Committee of the National Youth Peace Summit was received by her representatives Barr. Rukayya Ibrahim Kewa, Bauchi State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Child Development, accompanied by the B-SWEEP Coordinator Alhaji Mohammed Kabir.

She expressed gladness and appreciated the organizers of the 2018 National Youth Peace Summit and urged the youths to be patriotic and proactive, also to take the center stage in mainstream politics.

She added that, young people are social actors of change and progress; they are a crucial segment of a nation’s development.

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