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Leap Africa’s Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli.


Stakeholders at the annual Time Attendance Management System (TAMS) summit have advocated immediate restructuring of the sector in order to ensure a brighter future for the country.They also enjoined the teeming youths at the event to go beyond sentiments and imbibe the culture and value of productivity in order to be good managers.

In his keynote address, founder, Leadership Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa, Mrs Ndidi Nwuneli said the nation can only compete with other developed economies such as China, Japan and the United States of America when the youths that make over 50 percent of the population are given opportunities to show their creativity. 
 
“Young people in Nigeria have what it takes to lead as they are not only the leaders of tomorrow but today.  And for them to take centre space, they need the right education.” 

Nwuli also noted that for the new generation youths to fit into the corporate world, our leaders must have respect for human dignity and widespread reforms in the sector.In his remarks, the convener, Mr. Afolabi Abiodun said the summit was to positively engage the youths to bring the desired change to the country. 

Abiodun reminded that the nation belongs to the youths and the young ones have to be better equipped, set values and aspirations through global communication and interconnection.” 
  
“It is not about saying it is time for youths to lead, we have to earn it. I am a Nigerian youth and you can see the steps I am taking, it doesn’t come as a gift. Those we referred to today as ‘old’ earned it, and the best way we can make Nigeria work again is to also follow that path.

Participants at the forum including the Special Adviser to the governor on Education, Mr Obafela Bank-Olemoh; Chairman, Lagos State, Local Government Service Commission (LGSECOM), Mr Babatunde Rotinwa, Pro-Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), Prof Adebayo Ninalowo and Mrs Yetunde Ogbomienor among others maintained that for the youths to take active positions in both private and public sectors, there must be policies, platforms and reforms in the education sector that will improve their knowledge and skills.
 
Caption: From left:  Convener of TAMS summit, Mr. Afolabi Abiodun; Business Coach,  Stanford Seed, Mrs Emily Liggett;  Special Adviser, Education, Lagos State, Mr Obafela Bank-Olemoh; and Chairperson of the occasion, Yetunde Ogbomienor  at the 2018 TAM summit, tagged  “Making Nigeria work” held in Lagos, recently.


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