Peace advocate wants more investment in education, as NGO honors 66

Peace advocate wants more investment in education because NGO honors 66

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Amb Adekunle Badmus CEO Goodmus Learning Center Ltd (right) with Amb. Ahmedu Ahmedu, President, Youth Education and Leadership Initiative (YELI)
Peace advocate wants more investment in education, as NGO honors 66
By Bridget Ikyado

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Abuja, 28 October 2023 A peace advocate and educator, Amb. Adekunle Badmus, called for more investment in education to develop generations of Nigerians that will contribute significantly to nation building.

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He made the call after receiving an award from the Youth Education and Leadership Initiative (YELI), Saturday in Abuja.

Badmus, who is the United Nations Ambassador for Quality and Affordable Education in Africa, said education would uplift more Nigerians and keep young people away from crime.

“We believe that a developed mindset is what can constitute a developed nation,” he added.

According to him, his organization, Goodmus Learning Center Ltd.has helped no less than 600 Nigerian students inside and outside the country over the past five years.

Badmus said the recipients received a scholarship to study in African countries and some private universities in Nigeria.

He added that the ultimate goal of the organization was to engage 18 million Nigerians across the country’s 774 local government areas to gain meaningful education.

According to him, this will be possible if all the local councils reach an agreement with them to mobilize and engage young people at the grassroots level.

Badmus, which is based in Turkeysaid it was important for Nigerians who have succeeded in life to give back to society.

“This award will encourage me to go further, because for 17 years now we have been helping people who study abroad, and
for five years, we have been implementing education programs in agreement with the government.

“We will reach more people, especially at the grassroots level, to help reduce all kinds of vices involving young people,” he added.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that 66 people have been honored by YELI for their services to humanity and for being strong advocates for peace in the country.

Amb. Amedu Amedu, president of the organization, said the recipients were unique religious, social, political, business and humanitarian leaders.

He added that they were honored because of their various contributions to serving God, empowering humanity and immeasurably impacting society.

“The aim is to encourage them as ambassadors of change for peace and humanity to render better and more services, especially to the unemployed and vulnerable people in society,” he added.

YELI is an NGO committed to promoting the culture of reading among young people for self-discovery and providing effective leadership for peace, youth and integral development.

It has several partners including the World Leaders Forum IrelandCanadian Institute of Health Sciences, Justice and Human Rights, Romania.

The theme of the Peace Conference and Humanitarian Award is “Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Role of Ambassador of Change for Peace and Humanity in Actualizing SDGss”.

The event was used to launch the Global Youth Forum on Climate Smart, the Global Leaders Forum and the UN Peace Village by Canadian, Irish and Korean Global Ambassadors.

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