By Abdulyassar AbdulhamidÂ
In its efforts to help in curtailing the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the country, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in collaboration with MacArthur Foundation and the International Institute of Education (IEE) has trained 100 youths in Kano State.Â
The training, tagged: â€˜Youth Leadership Training on COVID-19â€™ was conducted online via zoom platform from July 17 to 28, this year.
A report by the Information Officer, CITAD, Malam Ali Sabo, yesterday said that theÂ objectives of the training included enhancing the understanding of the participants of COVID-19 and how it can be curtailed.
Others are providing tools with which the participants would support community efforts in their domain to prevent spread of the virus, to enable youth to provide leadership in situation of emergency and to encourage them carry out sensitization efforts in their community using social media.
The trained youths are expected to carry out awareness activities on COVID-19 in their respective communities.
Resource persons of the training included Dr. (Pharmacist) Khalid Garba Muhammad of the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Bayero University, Kano; Kabiru Danladi Lawanti of the Department of Mass Communication, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Mukhtar Halilu Modibbo, Community Engagement Officer at Connected Development (CODE).
Others are Maryam Ado Haruna who is the head of JobberMan Partnership Program at CITAD and the Executive Director of CITAD, Malam Y.Z Yaâ€™u.