Obasanjo, Adesina To Headline Conference on Tackling Africa’s Leadership Challenges

Obasanjo, Adesina To Headline Conference on Tackling Africa’s Leadership Challenges

  • The upcoming Africa Leadership Conference (ALC) will showcase keynote speeches from former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other notable figures
  • Dr Linus Okorie, CEO of the GOTNI Leadership Centre, disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday
  • Prof. P.LO. Lumumba, AfDB President Dr Akinwumi Adesina, Hon. Justice Mabel Segun Bello from the Federal High Court of Nigeria, and George Fraser, Chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc., are among the speakers

Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

FCT, Abuja - The GOTNI Leadership Center has revealed plans for its first-ever Africa Leadership Conference (ALC) to tackle Africa’s lack of effective leadership.

The conference, scheduled for May 17th and 18th, 2024, at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, Ghana, will centre around the theme “Transformational Leadership, the Solution to Africa’s Advancement.”

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The event will be the first edition and would be graced by top dignitaries.
Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has been billed to attend the event. Photo Credit: GOTNI
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Blessing Okebe, the head of corporate communications at the centre, made this announcement in a statement.

This conference aims to tackle critical obstacles to advancing leadership and management in Africa, which have historically impeded the continent's development.

The statement reads partly:

“Through dynamic keynote speeches, interactive panel discussions, and immersive workshops, the conference will explore key dimensions of leadership, including business and entrepreneurial leadership, political leadership, healthcare leadership, educational leadership, and leveraging technology for development."

Described as a meeting of influential thinkers, this convention features a noteworthy roster of main speakers, such as ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Linus Okorie MFR, recognized as Africa's foremost leadership coach, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, head of the African Development Bank.

Others include Justice Mabel Segun Bello from the Federal High Court of Nigeria, George C. Fraser, CEO of FraserNet, Inc., Professor P.LO. Lumumba, Chairman of The PLO Lumumba Foundation, and other prominent figures.

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Speaking, the Chief Executive Officer of GOTNI Leadership Centre, Linus Okorie, said:

"As the most populous black nation in the world and Africa's giant, Nigeria recognizes the urgency to collaborate with other African countries in charting a new course for a transformed Africa.”

Obasanjo lauds Gov Otti for abolishing ex-governors' outrageous benefits

In another report, Obasanjo urged governors to follow Abia State Governor Alex Otti's lead in revoking laws permitting former governors and deputies to receive pensions

The excessive pension payments to ex-political officeholders, particularly governors, have sparked significant concern among Nigerians due to their arbitrary nature

Although some states, like Lagos, have revised the laws recently, there is continued public demand for the total abolition of this practice

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