Role Of Leadership In Nigeria

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Change and leadership in Nigeria
In the constantly evolving technological and political landscape we exist in today, it takes more than sheer luck or wits to make significant progress as a nation, a state or an individual. Innovation, preparation and effective execution of innovative strategies are key to joining the incumbent world leaders in the chambers of development and/or economic viability. In the simplest of forms, a leader is one who induces desired change and inspires others via his actions. Whether politically, administratively, economically or even domestically, leaders create immense value for the group they spearhead. However, the leadership Nigeria deserves would only exist when its nagging – future leaders develop viable initiatives
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highlighted in the article Mapping Sub Saharan Africa Future published by the National Intelligence Council. Although historically plagued with traces of failed leadership strategies that influenced the failure of nations such as Angola, Sudan, Liberia etc. Nigeria thrives on. Sadly, the major faults these historic nation leaders had was in their inability to curb ruler-led-oppression and to institute economic bolstering institutions founded upon transparency and responsibility. Moreover, the absence of a united patriotic approach to leadership with the main interest of the citizens, proving security and social services led to the retaliation of the inherently resentful working class majority; thus crumbling these states.

Moreover, Chuba Okadigbo’s 1978 Power and Leadership depicts my stance on this topic “The lack of national cohesion, indeed of any bold attempt by raising institutions of leaders to really unite Nigeria is indicative of leadership failure in Nigeria, i.e. of failure of personal leadership as well as institutional or structural failure.”. Highlighting the gulf separating Sub Saharan African states from the South Eastern Asian states who have tremendously invested in their leadership capabilities, democratic virility and national
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Establish an NGO to develop a tunnel of skilled and semi-skilled labor to sustainably feed the extractive and refining industry within Nigeria, thereby identifying and sustaining local-international partnerships and to transfer global best practices.
Establish a conservation outfit that would deploy the tenets of AgTech to convert waste to profitable commercial and consumer products, while adopting viable technologies via partnerships to tackle grand challenges such as sustainable food production, poaching, and deforestation in the State.

In summary, given my passion for techno-economic inclusion/development, Kaduna state’s vast economic potential and the state’s unparalleled leadership vision, I am convinced my inclusion in the 2018 Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship would yield considerable mutual benefits and economic prosperity. Thereby inducing a more virile and dynamically stable socio-economic atmosphere in Kaduna state and Nigeria at large.

Adesoji Abolaji
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