Linking the Youth of Nigeria through Exchange (LYNX), a not for profit organisation has trained some out-of-school youth in Jos, the Plateau State capital on curbing of violent extremism.
At the closing ceremony of the event funded by the United States (US) Embassy, Abuja the National Programme Officer, Mr Ganiyu Ibikunle said it would also enable the participants to become peace builders, acquire various entrepreneurial skills and improve their English Language.
He said during the training, the youth were engaged in community service projects. Those from Gengere wards renovated two fallen transformer fences that exposed the community to danger; others from Jenta community cleaned the Primary Healthcare Centre and procured medical equipment. Ibikunle called on the parents to monitor every movement of their children because they have major peace role to play in the society.
He urged the trainees to replicate what they have been taught during the training in their various localities for a better society.
In his remarks, Director North East Foundation for Peace Professionals,, Plateau State, Aliyu Adam said the programme will help in making youth live with people from different ethnic groups, think wisely in daily lives on how to be useful in the society and to discover their potentials.