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‘Leadership excellence critical to Nigeria’s success’

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Nigeria youths have called for a change in leadership values in the country, noting that a culture of leadership excellence is critical to the success of the nation

The call was made during the Quality Leadership Value (QLV) seminar organised by the Ikeja chapter of Junior Chamber International (JCI) with the theme: ‘Leadership Excellence in Today’s Culture.’

Speaking at the event, the 2019 President of the organisation, Amb. Gabriella Asisah said the choice of this year’s theme reflects the leadership necessary for organisational success.

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According to her, the theme was chosen after careful deliberation, adding that a culture of leadership excellence is so critical to the success of the country and organisations.

She stated that there was a need to know how to lead for excellence and create a culture of leadership excellence.

She said: “Leadership excellence in today’s culture is a rich and meaningful word. It is a word that inspires us not just as young people but also as Nigerians to be at our best. It is a word we associate with those who have made the greatest difference in our lives, the country, and the world.

“The Quality Leadership and Value seminar is an annual leadership seminar organised in line with our core values of excellence, professionalism, and camaraderie. The seminar aims to impact positively, the lives of aspiring and existing leaders by instilling important leadership qualities, thereby enhancing the drive in them to contribute immensely to nation-building.”

She explained that the annual seminar, which was initiated over two decades ago by a past president of the organisation, Senator Olumide Ajomale, is part of a continued effort at ensuring that Nigerian youths are enlightened about the state of the nation and what part they can play to get it repositioned for a better future.

In his keynote speech, the lead speaker, Prof. Aderemi Raji-Oyelade of the Department of English, the University of Ibadan, advised the youth present to imbibe positive leadership values, reiterating that the government could not do it all alone.


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