Leadership is about service to people, says Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that leadership is not just about holding exalted positions, but also dedication and service to the people.
Osinbajo said this Monday night in Abuja at the fifth anniversary celebration of the North East Children’s Trust (NECT) Learning Centre, a charity educational centre he envisioned in 2016 and which took off a year later in Maiduguri, for children orphaned by the insurgency in the North East.
The event, which featured different performances by some of the students, highlighted the changes that have occurred in the lives and circumstances of many of the orphans.
In his remarks, the Vice President, who was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, described the children and teachers of the NECT as real heroes, especially the children – orphans, who had overcome the trauma of the insurgency in Borno State and some parts of the North East.
Also speaking at the ceremony, Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, and the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, praised the Vice President for spearheading the initiative, as well as his dedication and commitment to the education and welfare of children in the school since it was established.
The NECT learning centre, which boasts of some of the best facilities in terms of education, vocational education and digital literacy, now has 173 of its children in secondary school.