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NGO graduates 39 students and urges them to be good ambassadors

21 April 2013, 10:21

Abuja - The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (CENTRE -LSD), an NGO, has urged its graduands to be good ambassadors wherever they found themselves.

The Executive Director of the NGO, Dr  Otive Igbuzor, gave the advice on Saturday in Abuja, when he addressed the graduands of the 4th Annual Leadership lecture and graduation ceremony of the centre.

The lecture has as its theme, “Building Moral and Strategic Leadership for Nigeria.”

igbuzor said that the centre was set up to train people on what leadership entailed and how to be good leaders in their future endeavours to better the society.

According to him, Nigeria needs charismatic leaders who can transform Nigeria into a country of the dream of its citizens.

"We need leaders who are intelligent enough to turn impossibilities to possibilities in the running of the affairs of our great nation.

"A good leader should be able to know what to do at a particular point in time, for a speedy development of the country.”

"Many people applied but we could not admit all of them because of lack of adequate facilities.

"But plans are underway to establish another leadership school in our Delta centre in order to accommodate more students”.

Igbuzor expressed optimism that with the Delta centre , it would enable Nigerians who would want to have access to leadership school to do so without further hindrances.

The director attributed the success of the centre to the contributions of the students and the lectures.

In her remarks, the Chairperson of the occasion, Mrs Eugenia Abu, urged the graduates of the NGO to be ready to take advice from people to be good leaders.

She also called on them "to always do the right thing at the right time” stressing that time was very precious in human endeavour.

The guest speaker, Mr Johnson Ikube, also urged leaders in the country to embark on programmes that had direct bearing on the lives of the citizens.

He, however, advised the graduands to impact the knowledge they acquired in the course of their studies to others “for a better tomorrow”.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the centre was established in 2009.


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