Oyedepo urges leaders to be selfless | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper


Chancellor of Covenant University (CU) Ota Dr. David Oyedepo has advised leaders to be selfless to move the nation forward.

He spoke at the first David Oyedepo Leadership Symposium to celebrate his 62nd birthday at the university’s African Leadership Development Centre over the weekend.

Oyedepo called for a repositioning of minds to achieve change.

He said: “It is thinking about others that makes a leader, thinking the good of others and better life for others. Thinking self only makes slaves. I have a dream that focuses on helping others live. We need a reorientation and repositioning to rewrite the story of, Nigeria.”

Dr. Oyedepo stressed the need for passion in solving societal problems.

He noted that if the leaders have a passionate heart to help others, they would overcome poverty, insecurity, corruption, recession, and others plaguing the nation.

Also, a professor and head of Bioinformatics Research at CU Ezekiel Adebiyi urged youths to be problem solvers, build their credibility, relate with God and pursue their visions to be effective leaders.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kendor Consulting Mrs. Adaora Ikwuemesi said: “If we don’t have capacity to change as quickly as the environment, then we might as well consider ourselves extinct. We must understand that things happen at a faster and quicker rate in the digital revolution.”

On community leadership, Professor of Demography and Statistics of the university, Gbolahan Oni called on the citizens to follow examples of leadership laid by the CU’s proprietor.

He said attributes of shared vision, leadership by example and listening ears were pertinent in nation-building.

For Mr. Femi Taiwo, director of Eagles HOPE Foundation, “what we need in community leadership are principles, such as heart of service, purpose-driven leadership, visionary action and the ability to leverage technology. A good leader must be able to identify problems of people and proffer solutions.”

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  1. Are you selfless? Start from yourself first. How many of your members children attend your schools? How many of them are on your scholarship payroll? How many of them can afford your schools fees? Show example first.

    1. Shut up your gutter mouth Mr. Don't be saying what you don't know. Members' families are many in the schools. Church gives scholarship and he does too personally, dis is what I know, am not told.
      So, you want school to be free or cheap? Are you the one to carter for the running costs of the school or the Nigerian govt? Answer me sir.
      Desist from the issues you don't know anything or much about on the social media or public. You can do that in your room.

  2. @Nwonye you are right,i just wonder why won't churches create enviable environment were their would be hospitals,transportation,schools & higher institution,homes that will be easily affordable by the masses or members

  3. Emeka...you need to focus your energy on bad/corrupt people. Many winners attend CU others prefer public or other private schools some even send their kids abroad. If a student mets the scholarship requirements they will attend the school for free. Till date covenant university fees are cheaper than most private secondary school fees. Please be guided.

  4. Answer: very many ...and our children are among them. As for others who are not members of his church, who are Catholics and other church denominations , or even non Christians, are they not Nigerians? Can you not see the positive impact of that on the society? Even Public universities funded by public funds , are they free? Please think and see. People who are blinded by hatred cannot see clearly.


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