The Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre is a Parastatal in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. It is principally a human development outfit established for the training and moulding of Nigeria citizenry to become responsible and respectable Citizens and leaders. The Centre is by all indication the only informal educational institution in Nigeria that executes experiential and Outward Bound education. It provides citizenship & leadership training in an atmosphere in which self-discovery and self -actualization are evidently based on one’s competence and ability, irrespective of one’s origin, belief or class. The Centre has unwaveringly provided practical training that has positively reshaped the character and orientation of Nigerians who have passed through her in any form. It is also the parent body of Man O’ War Commands which exist in all States of the Federation including the FCT and Railways.
The Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre (CLTC), is apparently one of the few surviving national Institutions established in pre-independence days of Nigeria (just like the Nigeria Police, The Prison, The Nigerian Railways, etc). It was founded as Man O’ War Training Centre (at Man O’ War Bay, Southern Cameroon) in 1951, by the British Government as the second institution in the world to run Man O’ War Training Course in community development and leadership. The course covers all sorts of people-clerks, schoolteachers, junior govt. officials, etc.- anybody who thinks he might benefit from a course by developing powers of leadership and learning to take a prominent part in the country’s affairs, akin to the ones run by the Outward Bound Centre in the Aberdovey (UK). It provided training for personnel officers mostly from within the West African Sub-region and as required by the Home Government (British Empire) to service the various Governments and Institutions within the countries colonized by Britain.with our clients. One complaint many people have about consultants is that they can be disruptive. Employees fear outside consultants coming in and destroying the workflow. Our clients face no such issues.
The need to formulate a new sense of direction and approach to human development led to the establishment of training in citizenship and leadership ideals.
► Provide Training for the development of Citizenship and Leadership for public benefit.
► Enhance and expand individual awareness.
► Inculcate in the individual qualities of self- discipline, self-reliance and selfless service.
► Development of national consciousness and international understanding
► Seeking to engineer a general re-orientation of values
- To provide training for the development of citizenship and leadership for public benefit.
- To establish Man O’ War Clubs and Commands and formulate policy guidelines for running the Clubs and Commands.
- To encourage and provide for research at the Centre.
To be a world class provider of quality training that will empower Nigerians for good citizenship and responsible leadership.
Providing a sustainable framework for citizenship and leadership training and value re-orientation through experiental education and the use of challenging natural environment for the benefit of all Nigerians.