It is indeed a new dawn for Nigeria, politically and otherwise. Going by the recently held elections in Nigeria, the youth has indeed grown to hold government accountable. The conversation especially on Social media has indeed shown that Nigerians are ready to take the leadership of their country seriously. Howbeit, leadership has always been known to be more effective when imbibed consciously as a value based integrated approach, not leaving out the followers as much as the leaders.
Leadership for every Nigerian has become imperative. The patriotic move by Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan when he conceded defeat to Nigeria brand new president, Muhammadu Buhari, despite being an incumbent president, has heightened Nigeria’s respect in the comity of nations. Leadership has once more become a subject deliberately learnt in Nigeria and it is commendable to know that one of the pioneer proponents of Leadership capital development, Linus Okorie just graduated with a Masters degree in Organisational Leadership.
Okorie was one of the students who graduated from Regent University, Virginia USA on May 9th and the only Nigerian too, leadership being a subject he has taught passionately for 21 years through his non-profit organization, Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI).
Being that there has been a deficit of leadership in Nigeria and that has hampered her progress, it is instructive to use technocrats like Linus Okorie to heighten the conversation around leadership among Nigerians.
As John Maxwell said, everything rises and falls on leadership. Nigeria has got to embrace the conscious grooming of her citizens, and among the drivers of that massive awareness, the name, Linus Okorie stands out.