A non-governmental organisation, Omoluabi Standards Commission, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Student Union Government of The Polytechnic, Ibadan on the use of non-violent approaches to resolving issues.
The commission, which earlier offered a two- day free leadership training programme to the union leaders, also said it would help the students entrench a new culture of interaction with school management without the usual noise and violence by student leaders in recent times.
The SUG team was led to the signing of the understanding by the President Comrade Kuyoro Oluwamuyiwa at the Commissions office at First Floor, Cocoa House Building, Dugbe, Ibadan.
The Global Coordinator and Chairman, Omoluabi Standards Commission, Rev Ladi Thompson, explained that the move was to re-introduce the culture the Yoruba race was known for, which helped the late sage Obafemi Awolowo achieved the much he did for the defunct Western region in his youthful days.
He recounted that Awolowo, though a youth at the time, was able to set a standard and led revolutions that set the region’s development ahead of many other white nations.
He explained the late Western Premier showed to the world the ingenuity of the black race, which must be reintroduced among the youths again to save the future of the country.
Thompson said: “The virtues and morals standards of the Omoluabi ethos need no introduction in the South West of Nigeria but its full program as an operating system of governance requires a deeper understanding.
“One great advantage of the Omoluabi however is its degree of articulation and track record of practical application as a successful operating system for governance in African history.”
Commending the organisers, Comrade Kuyoro noted the training has energised the team to learn new culture of interaction and interrelations with both the students and the school management.
“The training has de-militarised me and I have learnt new ways of approach and engagement. It has opened our eyes to other non violent ways of interacting with other stakeholders and the virtues exhibited by Omoluabi.
“The Omoluabi code has taught me the non-violent communication as best option. It will help us change the ways politicians see us as corporate thugs.
“We will transmit the trainings down to other students for faster spread and starting a new culture among the students,” he said.