Bilaad Tasks Young Nigerians on Innovative Engineering Alutions
Nigerians, especially the younger generation, have been charged to channel their potential and energy toward productive ventures that would provide a workable engineering solution to the myriad of challenges confronting the housing sector in the country.
The advice was given at the grand finale of ‘Gem Hunt’ competition organised by the Bilaad Development Trust ( BDT) held at Shehu Musa Yar’adua Center on Tuesday in Abuja.
In addition to the prizes won, Abdullahi disclosed that the winners and some of the contestants would be given instant employment while others would be recommended for employment.
He charged young Nigerians to take the advantage of the competition and platform to contribute their quota through
practical solutions to the problems in the housing sector.
According to him, “We have upwards of 60 slots for employment and internship with top-tier companies across sectors. So, we will profile everyone who participated in the competition.
“Then based on the requirements of our partner companies, we will recommend people who would be employed. Some would be employed on the spot,” he said.
“The whole idea is to develop and deploy interventions and entrepreneur support, provide strategic linkages and platform to build leaders.”
On his own part, the Chairman of the occasion, Usman Manko Babayitso, member of Bilaad Development Trust board, charged the winners to contribute to building a Nigeria they would be proud of.
Bilaad Development Trust is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social investment platform that was incorporated by the promoters of Bilaad Realty in collaboration with some development managers.
He said the platform is aimed at developing and deploying interventions in three key areas: education, entrepreneurship and policy and social change advocacy.
He called on other private sectors to join hands toward changing the narratives.
“We are all gathered here today in pursuit of the same objective which is to contribute jointly to building the Nigeria of our dreams. What better way to further this worthy course than by engaging our future leaders?
“It is important, we all embrace the illusive yet undeniable fact that no government, local, sub-national or national in any society can address all societal concerns in totality.
“It is for this reason I accept to join other like minded change agents on board of Bilaad Development Trust to develop and deploy programmes targeted at addressing salient social issues in our beloved country Nigeria,” the Chairman said.