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FG should proclaim Dec 12 as NLD – NPL

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By Mercy Kelani

NPL asserts that Nigeria’s challenges would birth a new Nigeria.

According to Prof. Anya O. Anya, former Director General of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and present Chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Prize for Leadership (NPL), stated that challenges which are currently experienced by Nigerians would subsequently lead to rebirth of the country. This statement was made at Prof. Sulaiman Bogoro’s investiture ceremony and second conferment of NPL fellowship where Anya further urged the federal government to announce every December 12 as National Leadership Day.

It was mentioned that the program was designed to build a generation of leaders with the right values, with emphasis on the pursuit and drive of the group towards excellence in leadership in the country as being a significantly right choice. The hardships of Nigerian citizens, according to the Nigerian Prize for Leadership, will produce a new generation of Nigerians that will build a new Nigeria. The NPL, led by some prominent Nigerians, is focused at charting a new course of deliberate actions that will identify and reinvent a new culture of leadership propelled by values, pursuit of excellence and integrity.

There is a need to groom a successful generation of leaders for Nigeria.

Anya, a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) and former President of the Academy, asserted that although celebrating excellence in leadership is essential, there is a great need to invest time and resources to build a credibly strong successor generation of leaders for the country that will be sustainable across different sectors of Nigeria. The leadership prize, according to him, had no political, religious and ethnicity bias and was awarded to honest and value-driven leadership in Nigeria.

The bestowment of these awards was based on visible accomplishments of capacity, performance and dependability of time. While commenting on the award, Anya declared that Bogoro – professor of Animal Science with specialism in Biochemistry and Ruminant Nutrition – has been steadfast in upholding the core values of exceptional leadership since his tenure as Principal Investigator of the African Center for Excellence/World Bank on Food Security to his time at the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) as the Executive Secretary.

NPL embraced a transparent process that is worthy of emulation.

These core values include creativity and innovation, competence, impact on society, mentorship and role modelling, vision, character, sacrifice, governance and diversity and inclusion which are representations of the leadership pattern of NPL. With the awardees possessing the aforementioned core values, NPL believes that the prize is in deserving hands. It was added that the award will be given by NPL to 17 young Nigerians who were ambassadors before eventually qualifying for enrollment in the fellowship programme.

Prof. Bogoro, as Executive Secretary for TETFund, asserted that the transparency in the process embraced by NPL has enabled the establishment of a high standard worthy of emulation by other merit award platforms in Nigeria, with an oath that he never compromised his standard in his academic career as he also adopted the same standard in TETFund. He proved his statement by including TETFund’s allocation of N4 billion in 2019 that would last eight years for research which has been scaled up to N8 billion.

NPL thinks patriotism will change the narrative of Nigeria.

In addition, patriotism amidst statesmen and women, youths, politicians, community, professional and religious leaders would help change the narrative of Nigeria and Africa at large. Speaking on patriotism, the desire for the right leaders at every level of government who will be patriotic and thoughtful of humanity as the country prepares towards the 2023 elections was stressed. NPL therefore reaffirms its position as an establishment for grooming and preparing a credible successor generation of leaders, rebuilding leadership trust and promoting excellence in governance in Nigeria.


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1 year ago

FG should proclaim Dec 12 as NLDNPL – NPL asserts that Nigeria’s challenges would birth a new Nigeria. – Express your point of view.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
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1 year ago

It is high time we work with leadership that focuses on patriotism as the country prepares towards election. Leadership with core values (Creativity and innovation, competence, impact on society vision, character, sacrifice etc This will gradually revive the trust and view of citizens about govt and promotes excellence in governance in Nigeria.

Last edited 1 year ago by Iyanu12345ogg
Abusi
Abusi
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1 year ago

Actually I agree with this summation. There is need for Nigeria to start grooming the leaders of the next generation. Our parents generation has failed us, we need to be up and running and be equipped enough to get the mantles of power.

Remi1
Remi1
Member
1 year ago

According to the Nigerian Prize for Leadership, the struggles of Nigerian citizens will create a new generation of Nigerians who would create a new Nigeria.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
Member
1 year ago

The difficulties that people in Nigeria are going through right now are going to eventually bring about the rebirth of their country.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
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1 year ago

Pursuing and driving towards excellence in leadership in the country was highlighted as a critically right decision as part of the program’s mission to cultivate a new generation of leaders with the appropriate values.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
Member
1 year ago

Some influential Nigerians are working to create a fresh model for leadership in the country, one that is driven by values, the pursuit of excellence, and the highest standards of honesty.

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 year ago

Grooming of new leaders for the next generation to rebuilding leadership trust, innovation and good vision to promoting excellence in governance in Nigeria because this generation leaders are not performing well enough to improve the country

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 year ago

Investing in a credible, strong successor generation of leaders for the country is crucial to ensuring the long-term prosperity of Nigeria’s economy, government, and society as a whole.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
Member
1 year ago

Now is the time for Nigeria to begin preparing its future leaders. Our elders have let us down, so we have to get things going and make sure we have the tools to take on where they left off.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 year ago

In light of this, NPL restates its commitment to being a center for developing Nigeria’s future leaders, restoring faith in its leadership, and fostering exemplary administration.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
1 year ago

A new narrative for Nigeria and Africa as a whole might be written if its statesmen and stateswomen, youths, politicians, community, professional, and religious leaders all displayed patriotism toward their country.

jdpumping
Member
1 year ago

where are the young ones to be groomed none they all are leaving a fast life with a make it at all cost syndrome I hope Dec 12 is been declared and our country will have a rebirth

Christiana
Christiana
Member
1 year ago

The Nigerian Prize for Leadership asserts that the plight of Nigerian citizens would inspire the next generation to build a better country.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
Member
1 year ago

The struggles that people in Nigeria are currently going through are ultimately going to result in the rebirth of their nation.

Bola12
Bola12
Member
1 year ago

Some powerful Nigerians are trying to introduce a new kind of leadership to their country—one that prioritizes ethics, hard effort, and transparency.

theApr
theApr
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1 year ago

The NPL, headed by some well-known Nigerians, is working to define and reimagine a new leadership culture that is driven by principles, the pursuit of excellence, and integrity.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
Member
1 year ago

Building a generation of leaders with the right values, with emphasis on the pursuit and drive of the group towards excellence in leadership in the country as being a significantly right choice. Whatever that better the country is a welcome development

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
Member
1 year ago

To ensure the long-term success of Nigeria’s economy, government, and society as a whole, it is essential to invest in a strong, credible successor generation of leaders.

SarahDiv
Member
1 year ago

If federal government declare December 12 as NLD and prize is given to those who deserve it, it will serve an encouragement to those who want to be a true leader provided it is not hijacked by corrupt politicians.

DimOla
DimOla
Member
1 year ago

We need credible leader who will not compromise their integrity but are ready to be a true leader. Declaring December 12 as NLD day will further encourage those who want to be a true leader.