Nigeria Needs Personal Transformation

 [ Masterweb Reports ] – The Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Oye, Ekiti State, Ven. Prof. Chinedu Osita Nebo, OON, NPOM, has said that for Nigeria to achieve vision 2020 it entails personal transformation in all the citizens.

 

He posited this recently at the University of Nigeria Nsukka(UNN) at the memorial Anniversary Lecture of RT. Honourable Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, GCFR, PC,The Owelle of Onitsha while presenting a lecture on “ Transformational Leadership and the Quest for the National Transformation.”

 

He decried the current state of insecurity, moral decadence and poverty amongst others in the country which according to him is our “National Dilemma”.

 

According to him, he said there would be no transformation in Nigeria until the individuals are transformed.

 

He said, “ Nigeria is under a siege that holds us hostage and until we kill pleasures and look inwardly, national transformation would remain a mirage.

 

“ we must transform our mindset in order to bring transformation in this nation.”

 

Furthermore, Nebo added that Nigeria needs servant leaders like Nnamdi Azikiwe who would stand firm against all societal ills.

 

He said, “leadership is to lead right and to live right. The leaders of Nigeria should learn from Azikiwe and not just keep loathing public funds.

 

He said leaders must be competent and altruistic, incorruptible, passionate about vision, responsive to staff needs and must enlighten the public and make them see that they are owners of the government.

 

He said, Nigeria is a failed nation because of the system practiced and that transformation can only come if leaders are accountable to the people.

 

He therefore enjoined the leaders to be servant leaders while giving his A-Z of Transformational Principles and to use their position to transform this nation just like Azikiwe did and not using their positions as an avenue to enrich themselves through negative ways.

 

Also speaking at the occasion, The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Prof. Onwuliri, said Nigeria can only be transformed if every Nigerian contribute in their own little way where ever they find themselves and not just blame government officials.

 

Other eminent Nigerians who graced the occasion were Chief Dr. Alex Ekwueme, GCON, Former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, H.R.H. Alfred Nnnaemeka Achebe, MFR, CON. Obi of Onitsha, Prof Mrs.Uche Azikiwe, Professor Bartho Okolo, The RT. Rev. A.E. Agbo(JP), Bishop of Nsukka Diocese amongst others.

 

Victor Igiri reports.

 

*Photo Caption – Map of Nigeria

 
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