By Clarkson Ogo, Delta, South South, Nigeria
Dr. Charlse Akpoki has identify ineffective followers as a major problem affecting leadership and under development in Niger-Delta and the Nigeria Nation.
In a key note address during a leadership graduation ceremony title ineffective leadership and followers bane in Niger-Delta and the Nigeria Nation where 51 students graduated.
Dr. Akpoki noted that when the follower choose to do what is right in the society the goverment will have no choice to yield to the demand of the subjects.
According to him, ” It is from followers leaders emerge. A leader is once a follower. If the mentality and actions we experience today in Nigeria, and a negative mindset of Nigerians are taken to a beautiful place like U.S. and U.S citizens with developmental mentality are brought to Nigeria. In the next 10 years you will see Nigeria will be transformed and U.S will be the opposite . This is because of the ineffective followers even though the President may not be the idea person .
Professor Daniel Omowe is of the view that Nigerians especially the youths should change their followership style and be effective followers that can hold the leaders accountable for better rulership.
The new students and the 51 graduating students who pay rapt attention when Dr. Itive Igbuzor and Edewor Egedegbe explain the ineffective leadership as a major factor affecting the development in Niger Delta and the Nigeria Nation.
“Lack of proper leadership structure has left Niger-Delta and the Nigeria Narion in a sorry state. There should be a good structure where the system will automatically checkmate those stealing from the public fund and those caught must be prosecuted to discourage others”. Dr. itive said.
While Pastor Edewor Egedegbe, host and Execultive Director of Value Rebirth and Empowerment Innitiative said the purpose of the leadership school is to retrain Nigerians irrespective of their age or position to axquire leadership skill free of charge ahead of the future.
” One can be very educated but lack leadership skills. Niger-Delta and the Nigeria Nation is in the same under development state because of the kind of leadership over time. We are training Nigerians, youth especially with selected public speakers with leadership qualities to teach these students free of charge as our contribution to make Nigeria a better place.