Biography – July -7-2015
Name : Babangida Ruma
Country : Nigeria
Babangida Ruma is youth empowerment advocate with years of participation in youth empowerment he travelled far and wide even on his own expenses to attend youth focused programs with the aim of equipping him self well for leadership and betterment of the society. he is also Social Scientist, Democratic Evangelist, Political Commentator, Public speaker, Advocate of true federalism and nationalities a passionate believer in Justice, Equity, Liberty and common good also Founder/President, Arewa Youth Awareness Initiative Forum (AYAIF) which he founded on the idea to build a strong and empowered feminist Institution with critical consciousness and capacity for Analysis of social and gender prejudices and also promote peace and stability, unity and development in the Northern region. The aims & objectives can only be achieve with understanding and due respect to one another irrespective of section, race, tribe, and belief.
He is Candidate of Vice Chairperson of the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) in 2015 elections the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) is the recognise voice of 1.2 Billion Young People, (CYC) is a youth-led organisation which aims to further advance the youth development agenda and to ensure a relevant, vibrant, effective, and prosperous Commonwealth in the 21st century and beyond.
He is also volunteer Member Northern Youth Advocacy for Excellence (NYAE) An founder, AYAIFoundation, a Nationalist, advocate of true and federalism a Community Servant, member of many social progressive formations across Nigeria i.e. Northern Youth Advocacy for Excellence (NYAE), Borno Women Development Initiatives (BWDI) Daura Emirate youth Political Movement (DEYPM), Yandoma & Madara Foundation (YDF) a member Progress Development Initiative Katsina State (PD&I), a member of so many other social networks and development initiative organization.
His Objectives is to work hard and contribute to the development of the less privileged through effective participation and intervention in organizations that share such visions and missions, to produce results in any challenging situation that come my way with the hope of providing information on youth Initiative, Policy processes, Dialogues, Diplomacy or any social issue by use of relevant and available data, participate in Institutional reform and capacity building for sustainability
He also serves as Delegate at the 7th Annual Millennium Campus Conference culmunating at the United Nations in New York City. The annual Millennium Campus Conference is a vibrant forum for university student leaders advancing global development to learn, challenge, grow, and connect with a global community of change makers
Ruma was very active on the social media with over 400,000:00 Followers he also writes sporadic about Nigerian politics and economy. he is also a political analyst who is passionate about global politics, Nigerian politics and gender and youth empowerment issues. his opinion articles frequently appear on ‘’Africa Press, Arewa Reporters, Vanguard Newspaper
Ruma is also a potential Asses and a sound product always passionate about his studies and much concern about youth problem and that what make me to become Role model in society. Determined to succeed, achieve, and deliver, ready for any challenging Position, student of Information Communication Technology (ICT)
- Peace Ambassador by Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) 1.2 Billion Young People
- Delegate at the World Youth Foundation (WYF) Four Days workshop on climate change 2015
Delegate at 15th Melaka International Youth Dialogue organised by World Assembly of Youth (WAY)
- Deligate at the 7th Annual Millennium Campus Conference culmunating at the United Nations in New York Cit
- Student Ambassador 2013-2104
In addition, Ruma has a good knowledge of geographical terrain, religion, culture, norms and values of all nocks and crannies of Northern States in Nigeria and its environs, cultural interplay in Nigeria as a whole, with vast knowledge of Islamic and cultural perspective of for Public Practice that could be a rich opportunity for conducting Advocacy activities in Northern Nigeria, with sound experience in implementing policy advocacy strategies and activities in Nigeria, understanding of policy environment, including barriers that limit increased his knowledge inter governmental relationship between ties of governments in the Federal system.
Ruma become a delegate during World Youth Foundation (WYF) Four Days workshop on climate change 2015
The World Youth Foundation (WYF) an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations is an international non-governmental organization which was launched in 1994 with the aim to promote research, development and documentation of youth programmes beneficial to youths worldwide. The Foundation’s headquarters is located in it’s very own complex called The World Youth Foundation Complex based in Malacca, Malaysia. WYF’s is headed by Hon Datuk Ali Rustam who is the former Chief Minister of Melaka and is assisted by a Board of Trustees.
He is Public speaker who meet with different people to discus on youth empowerment issues he once meet Asfaanzam Kasbani, Assistant Residents Representatives (Environmental & Energy) Unated Nation Development Programme (UNDP), UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
The expertise stated above, good communication, inter personal communication skills, use of data as feedback mechanism, and ability to mobilize Civil Societies, drive Advocacy activities to support projection of Policy making with governance levels, communities/resources for action on any community based Vision and Mission, excellent relationship with subordinate/highrachies of policy making and other personalities especially across Northern part of Nigeria, North west in particular and Nigeria as a whole, with special and exceptional potentials, diverse experiences on managing and attaining to programmatic issues among other proving records of managing programmers and field responsibilities, leadership qualities, foresight, focus ,integrity, hard work, commitment, dedication to any responsibility, fluency of two International Languages of English and Arabic, understanding conflict Management, to mention the few are qualities that proved my prudence and readiness for any challenging task where ever in Nigeria, Africa and world at large.
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He is a vocal advocate for youth engaging into politics on several occasions, emphasised the need for young people to engage in decision making processes and also get Primary and Secondary school education which will help them to bring change in society
I am delighted to extend my heartily congratulatory massage over your landslide victory in the recent concluded presidential poll, it is indeed a great success that represents a promising moment in Nigeria’s. History, and testimony to the renewed confidence which people of Nigeria have placed in you, to continue to chart the future course of our country Nigeria. I have a strong confidant that under your leadership, Nigeria will be a greater nation in the world. May Almighty Allah who has blessed Nigeria, grant you those who serve with you wisdom, strength and compassion in the coming years, amen.
Sir, I am particularly worried with the level of despair among the youth in Nigeria. we are all playing with our future if we cannot create conducive avenues for the youths to positively deploy their creativity, passion, and energies parents are struggling to raise their children with no apparent support from those in charge of our resources, and the community and the state offer no help to ensure the youths are provide for thousands of youth roam about with no hope.
Sir respectfully I call for you to create a Presidential Youth Council (PYC) to empower youth across the country, and to ensure that scarce federal youth programmes are directed toward where they can do the most good. As I said during World Youth Foundation (WYF) workshop only youth know’s their problems you can not bring a person with over sixty years and you think he can solve youth problems.
Now, more than ever, we need scarce federal resources for youth programs are directed where they can do the most good. The best source of information about which federally-funded youth programs are working, which programs are not, and how to improve them is the young people who receive the services. Young people are unencumbered by special interest groups they can share what needs to be done to ensure federal youth programs are both efficient and effective.
I deeply appreciative of the leadership you have shown in reaching out to young people through meeting after general elections.
A Presidential Youth Council would serve as an institutional structure to strengthen and complement such episodic events. Such an institutional structure is necessary to ensure consistent attention to youth engagement, to provide training to young people, and to allow sufficient time for productive working relationships to form between young people and senior administration officials. The Presidential Youth Council would reduce duplicative efforts. and it would expand the reach of your Office of Public Engagement, as each member of the Presidential Youth Council would engage thousands of young people across the country.
Secondly, I write respectfully to share my urgent call for your administration to focus on the issues of econnomic opportunity, Security and job creations while I recognize that our country has been going down by economic development I believe that job creation, economic development and economic empowerment are the most important issues facing our great nation. Accordingly, I urge the following:
1- that a comprehensive jobs programs be developed and executed by way of a partnership that includes government, the private sector and the nation’s non-profit community. This partnership must emphasize infrastructure and public works, broadband technology and energy, with a special focus on those communities where unemployment is and remains stubbornly and persistently high. This necessarily requires special attention to the nation’s urban communities where joblessness remains in double digits and economic suffering is widespread.
2- I urge an intense focus on children and youth educations I applaud your efforts as you promised during campaign about education but you must do more. We need a national policy to move the nation toward universal early childhood education. Other countries like china has implemented early childhood education as policy, so we cannot afford to lag behind.
Moreover, I urge an expansion of your efforts to make college and higher education more affordable by including a new emphasis on job training, workforce development and skills retraining for those citizens who do not choose college or who did not complete high school on time. There is a great-untapped potential in these citizens that must be unleashed to power the economic recovery.
3- Climate change Awareness, now days climate change issue is one of the key Agendas of international leaders. I am glad that you mention climate change in your Agendas so we need to Increase Climate Change Awareness through Environmental Education.
To build capacity of youth by facilitating the advancement of knowledge and experience sharing on climate change, its impacts, adaptation and mitigation measures through workshops, campaigns and community based projects by involving local communities and educational institutions.
To increase ‘climate literacy’ among the youth by effectively disseminating information about the impacts of climate change and the successful stories of climate change adaptation and mitigation (or combating climate change impacts).
Your Excellency, Mr. President I believe those outlined above are the most important facing the nation and I believe by solving them our nation will move forward.
Thank You Sir.
Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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