BrandArena: NEF Pledges Constant Support for Youths

Saturday, 22 December 2012

NEF Pledges Constant Support for Youths

New Era Foundation, a social enterprise founded for youth development and women empowerment, has pledged to continually come up with constructive initiatives to develop youths in the country through knowledge and skills acquisition.

Speaking with journalists at the recently concluded three-day youth empowerment programme organized by the body in collaboration with LADOL Integrated Logistics Enterprise (LILE) at the New Era Foundation Camp in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, the Executive Director of New Era Foundation, Mr Yemi Osilaja, affirmed that the organization’s mission of supporting the youth will continue to improve.
Participants at the New Era Foundation Camp, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos yesterday
Commenting on the just concluded event which was tagged “Friendship, Inspiration, Training (FIT), Mr. Osilaja stated that, the aim of the training would have been achieved if the participants leave the camp with utmost confidence to contribute to societal development and make meaningful impact in changing the leadership issues in Nigeria. Our job as an NGO is to provide a role model for high ethical behaviour, instil the respect and trust needed for youths to take up key leadership positions in this country.

Managing Director, LADOL Integrated Logistics Enterprise, Dr Amy Jadesimisaid the move to support NEF to train the youths was driven by the importance of youth in every economy. “Our partnership with New Era Foundation is borne out the drive to provide and support initiatives that promote key aspects of the youth development Leadership process and promoting societal norms that will address issues surroundings youths and leadership in Nigeria’’she said.  

Jadesimi highlighting the company’s interest in the country, disclosed that Integrated Logistics Enterprise (LILE), is an indigenous company, the owner and operator of the first and only deep offshore logistics base in Lagos (LADOL), providing comprehensive and strategic support services for deep water offshore oil and gas operations and projects in and around Nigeria.

The training addressed the social, ethical, emotional and cognitive competencies of the participants and had 48 youths between the ages 17-30 years drawn from past winners of the NEF Spelling Bee, who now form the peer-mentoring group, known as the Council of One Day Governors (CODG), Ogun state winners of the competition as well as awardees of Senator Oluremi Tinubu’s Lagos Central Senatorial District Scholarship Scheme.


  1. NEF have been doing this for some years now and I think they really deserve to be appreciated.

  2. No doubt this organization contribution to the society is a good one. They deserve kudos!