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Emerging Leaders Forum holds conference, commits to leadership, nation building


Seye Olurotimi (left); Ayo Adeyemi; Niyi Adesanya; Henry Agbebire and Kriz David at the Emerging Leaders Conference held at the Muson Centre in Lagos.

Emerging Leaders Forum (ELF), a group set up to provide the platform for leaders in waiting to develop and hone their leadership skills to become transformation agents in the country at large has held its first conference in Lagos recently.

The well-attended conference, which took place at the Muson Centre, featured talks on leadership, citizenship and effective followership, values and nation building, as well as personal leadership and other relevant issues.

Speakers at the conference included Niyi Adesanya, a Leadership Coach, Tunde Esan, a Legal Practitioner, Kriz David, a Futurist and Henry Agbebire, a Life Coach.


Speaking, Adesanya stated that it was difficult to believe that Nigeria would change based on the present leadership style, “but we believe it is possible and achievable if we are all willing to contribute our parts in doing things right’.

According to him, any nation that is money driven, gender driven, paper certificate driven and ethnic driven will never grow. Also, any leader who is not accountable can never be successful.

David charged delegates at the conference to be deliberately committed to contributing their quota in building a nation that we will all be proud of. ‘ Great nations are not built by spirits but by people who have chosen not to sit back but to be involved. We should all stop complaining but rather get committed”, he said.

While speaking on the topic ‘Values and Nation Building’, Agbebire stated that what make nations great were the values they uphold.
“Integrity, equality, meritocracy, diligence, excellence, abidance and incorruptibility are some of the important values, which we all as Nigerians must uphold to ensure that the Nigeria of our dream comes to be,” he said.

Esan, who enlightened to participants on citizenship and followership, encouraged them to be active citizens and followers who know their rights and are consciously holding leaders accountable.

The ELF, which plans to recruit members across the country, is a forum for “Leaders in waiting” that seeks to provide answers and lasting solutions to the bugging questions and leadership challenges in the country.

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