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Thursday, March 10, 2016

African leaders charged to embrace democratic tenets

Various speakers at the inaugural African leadership lecture of Segun Adeleye Foundation for Good Leadership in Africa (SAFFGLIA) have charged African leaders to embrace democratic tenets, reports ITRealms.

Some of the speakers who made their views known at the event held at Afe Babalola Auditorium, University of Lagos on Thursday, endorsing democracy.

This, they said, is a system that people are involved in the selection of their leaders.

They also called on leaders, especially in Africa to embrace honesty, sincerity of purpose and epitomize transparency.

Leading speakers at the event was the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who was represented by the Head, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Lagos, Mr. Joe Bankole.

He also said that African leaders must be accountable, pointing out that good leadership comes with good will.

Followers, he said, should learn to talk to themselves by doing the right thing always, stressing that the leader is usually one person who cannot be everywhere, while followers should be able to learn from one another.

Mr. Bankole also pointed out government’s attention to the several unoccupied luxury houses across the country, saying they should be investigated and if the route is via stolen money, such houses should be confiscated.

He advised government to give such houses out to Nigerians who need roof over their heads, mostly when the source of such luxury house is traced to corrupt practices.

Bankole insisted that change in good governance will not come unless all hands are put on the deck.

For the chairman of the day and Chairman, Bi-Courtney Ltd, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), who was represented, emphasized on the need for a better society and better knowledge of history as well as culture.

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Pix: Mrs Tosin Adeleye, Mr. Joe Bankole, Mr. Segun Adeleye and Molara of Bicourtney

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