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Enelamah charges leadership academy delegates on counter-cultural mind-set


Minister of trade and investment, Mr Okechukwu Enelamah PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, has charged entrepreneurs to adopt a counter-cultural mind-set to become successful business gladiators.

He made this known at an interactive session recently with the delegates of the second Ausso Leadership Academy (ALA) Master class at the entrepreneurs’ hub in Lagos.

Enelamah said the counter-cultural mind-set is a call to excellence despite any seeming culture of mediocrity within the Nigerian business clime.


He encouraged the delegates to adopt a holistic mind-set and prepare to play on the global stage as well as cultivate a deep understanding of their local space.

The minister also commended the Founder for providing a world-class facility as a veritable medium to mentor entrepreneurs to optimize job creation and enable shared prosperity.

Enelamah called on the delegates to have a holistic mind-set and not be local champions; never to rest on their oars, to have a deep understanding of the market, discover their competitive advantage and possess clarity on their vision.

Also at the event, Founder and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at ALA, Austin Okere, noted that the session has been instrumental in providing insightful details about the activities of the government.

He appreciated the minister for mentoring the entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Okere said: “Today, you have reinforced the recurring mantra from other champions at ALA that you can be excellent and successful”.

Speaking on behalf of the delegates, the class President, Amina Deji Logun-Leko, encouraged the Federal Government to prioritize such interactive engagements in order to regularly update stakeholders of government’s efforts and the role that the business community can play in the process.


The ALA master class is a bespoke programme designed to impact entrepreneurs and business professionals via a learning experience.

It is expected that the delegates of the ALA master class will achieve double-digit growth within a year after impact and would have imbibed a code of governance and a culture of succession and legacy.

The on-going master class has featured other notable champions, including Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange, Oscar Onyema, and Chairman, Troyka Group, Biodun Shobanjo.

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