Utomi, Omojafor task students on ethical values of leadership
The Chairman Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) Prof Pat Utomi and Chief Executive Officer, STB McCann, Sir Steve Omojafor have urged students to imbibe the ethics of leadership at all times, insisting that this would make them responsible citizens worthy of emulation in the future.
Speaking at a lecture on ‘Ethos and Ethics in Leadership’ for students of St Gregory’s College, Lagos organised by 1966-1970 set, Prof Utomi noted that two basic qualities of a good leader are knowledge and sense of service.
He added that good leaders have sound emotional intelligence, which he described as a social habit that makes it easy to work with other people in order to achieve set goals and therefore urged the students to develop such.
On his part, Omojafor urged the students to ‘show good examples; admire people but not envy them; be slow in choosing friends; go for good character and humility; see opportunity in every difficulty and be hardworking.
He also urged them to eschew vices such as excessive love for money and the opposite sex. President of the old boys association, Dr John Abebe, who was also the Chairman of the occasion, explained that the essence of the lecture was to familiarise the students with the ethos and ethics of leadership from tender age.
Abebe, a member of the 1966-70 set said students in his days did not have such opportunity, adding that it was a privilege for the present crop of youths to be guided very early in their journey to adulthood.
The school Administrator, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ayeni, thanked the old boys association; particularly the 1966-70 set for initiating the lecture programme and encouraged the students to make good use of all they had learnt.