The Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, Dr David Oyedepo, has encouraged Nigerian leaders to take on the spirit of resilience and innovation which would allow them to tackle the current challenges facing the country.
The cleric said this at the first edition of the David Oyedepo Leadership Symposium organised by the African Leadership Development Centre of the university.
During the event organised to celebrate Bishop Oyedepo as he clocked 62, he said a good leader's ability to recover from any setback will help him deliver good dividends of democracy to the citizenry.
“Nigerian leaders need to be selfless and innovative through qualitative service delivery to the nation and this translates in touching the lives of the citizens.
“Life is far more than what a leader wants, but what you can give to the people,’’ he said.
Oyedepo also urged Nigerians to take up responsibilities in their various environments seeing as the government has not been able to provide all the amenities needed.
Speaking during the event, the Director of Eagles Hope Foundation, Ota, Mr Femi Taiwo, noted that solving the numerous problems the country faces would take the collective efforts of both the private and public sector.
“For the nation to get out of the current challenges, we need purpose-driven and mission-minded leaders, especially in community and in Nigeria as a whole.
“The nation needs a lot of community building initiatives that will bring individual and stakeholders together to achieve a selfless cause,’’ he said.