Amina Oyagbola challenges Nigerians to be resolute
A former Human Resources Executive at MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, Amina Oyagbola, has called on Nigerians to shun the negative conditioning the country has placed them and be resolute in their fight for the change they desire.
According to the CEO of Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR), the world political order is under attack and its first casualty is the economy.
She spoke on the topic: ‘Leading with Boldness and focus in times of change,’ at an event organized by Leading Ladies Africa #100 women gala held in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Oyagbola reiterated that though politics around the world was undergoing significant transformation all hands must be on deck to chart a right course for it.
She remarked: “We in Nigeria have felt the overwhelming brunt of a deep and persistent recession. Our GDP figures in over a year have been the worst in more than 25years. We can only hope that the worst is over and we can begin to turn the corner in order to realize our full potential as the giant of Africa.
“In many regions, the cry of havoc has gone out and the dogs of war have slipped the leash. The primary occupation of many governments today, especially in the West is to keep anarchy at bay. What must be our response to these changes, do we have any responsibility for where we are, do we acquiesce to the situation, complain and point fingers at others, what can we contribute to building a better nation. We must banish all negative conditioning from our lives. We must fight for the change that we seek in our nation and in our world.”
The CEO also challenged women in all walks of life to identify ethical pitfalls especially in a male – dominated business environment.
“Every woman exposed to business has at some time or the other faced harassment in a male dominated business environment. Every woman must learn to navigate around those pitfalls. We must be firm in rejecting any improper suggestions or approaches but we should endeavor to reject firmly but without resort to insults,” she added.
The founder of Leading Ladies Africa, Francisca Uriri, pointed out that women were redefining the way the world is viewed and are consistently pushing new narratives.
“They are changing systems, developing policy, and creating a blueprint for innovation and sustainability. Women are disrupting the status quo. Our mandate is to build a generation of women who have capacity and are equipped to effectively lead and transform our world for a greater good,” she said.
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