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CVL visits The Guardian, charges youths on right values


Chairman, Media Committee, Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL), 15th Annual Lecture, Udeme Ufot (left); Senior Vice President, Strategy, Rasheed Adegbenro and Director Corporate Services, Francisca Ukabiala during their visit to The Guardian in Lagos… yesterday PHOTO: AYODELE ADENIRAN

The Centre for Value in Leadership (CVL) has urged the youths to be focused and create the right values to enable them contribute effectively to the development of the country.

Members of the CVL team who paid a courtesy visit to The Guardian gave the advise yesterday against the backdrop of the docile attitude of most youths of today.

“If they don’t follow the trend and be part of the future, their chances of contributing to the development of the economy would remote, thereby giving room for older leaders to continue to rule the country,” they said.

They added that to manage the affairs of the country effectively, Nigeria needed young people with skills and knowledge to manage and drive the economy in a way that the produces visible results.
The team said to create a positive change in Nigeria and Africa, especially on the youths who have taken over leadership positions in western countries, the centre was organising a conference aimed at creating a focused leadership and to have a better economy that would create wealth for Nigerians.
The conference with the theme: Leadership And Performance In Africa: The Challenge Of The Continent’s Economic Competitiveness, holds on February 6, 2018.
Chairman, Media and Publicity Committee, CVL 15th annual leadership conference, Udeme Ufot, who led the team, noted that the conference would generate debate across the continent with issues and experiences from past leaders including former African presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Kandeh Yumkella, Jerry Rawlings and Thabo Mbeki, among other African leaders
Citing the instance of how China youths are holding sway in terms of their contributions to the economy and how they would take over in the near future, he challenged the Nigerian youths to wake up from their slumber, adding that the conference would address some of the challenges.
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Development, CVL, Rasheed Adegbenro, said Africa was poor as it harbours more than 66 per cent of the least developed countries of the world.

He urged the younger generation to be focused and have the right values while leaders should do the right things and ensure that their environment was conducive.

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