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Building Moral and Strategic Leadership for Nigeria

4th Annual Leadership Lecture and Graduating Ceremony of the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development

On Saturday, 20th April 2013, the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) a partner of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) held the 4th series of its annual leadership lecture in parallel with the graduating ceremony of the centre.

The lecture was themed “Building Moral and Strategic Leadership for Nigeria” which goes well along with one of the key areas of Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation about Ethics and Civil Education.

Dr. Otive Igbuzor, the executive director of the Centre, explained that the idea of starting the leadership school was borne out of our realization that leadership is a major problem especially in Africa. Many scholars and commentators are in agreement that leadership failure is one of the major factors responsible for the underdevelopment of Africa. However, it has been proven that leaders can be trained. The Centre LSD Leadership School is therefore designed for people who want to become leaders and be equipped with leadership skills for transformation of organizations and society.

He encouraged the graduates of the centre to be responsible leaders wherever they found themselves.

Centre LSD has since its inception graduated 277 students in its Leadership Training for different levels of leadership and is an important partner for KAS in its effort to build a better society with leaders and politicians who can change their country for the better.

Mrs. Eugenia Abu, a former NTA Newscaster and voluntary lecturer of Centre LSD, chaired the Lecture and among other important issues, called on the graduants to do the right thing at the right time.

The Resident Representative of Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Mrs. Hildegard Behrendt-Kigozi, gave some information why KAS likes to partner with Centre LSD and what is important about Leadership from the German perspective.

Mr. Johnson Ikube delivered the lecture on “Building Moral and Strategic Leadership for Nigeria” as Guest Speaker and took up all questions and comments in the discussion followed. His lecture is attached as a document very worthwhile reading.

The graduands enjoyed getting their certificates and promised to be good Ambassadors for their knowledge and transmit what they learned to others. The new students present gave their promise to engage with all their spirit and energy to learn and experience what the leadership training has to offer them.


Hildegard Behrendt-Kigozi

Guest Speaker, Mr Johnson Ikube; Chairperson, Mrs. Eugenia Abu; Head of KAS office Mrs. Hildegard Behrendt-Kigozi; Executive Director of Cebtre LSD, Dr. Otive Igbuzor KAS Abuja

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