By Emeka Nwokocha
The 8th lecture for the Set four students of the Value Rebirth Centre LSD Leadership School, Effurun, was held on Saturday 10, April, 2021, at Shamar school Hall, Kolokolo, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.
The pre-lecture session was presided by Mrs. Stella Odita, Faculty Officer of the school. Mounting the podium with a tinge of dignity, Mrs. Odita welcomed the students to another exciting learning session, urging them to pay attention to the lectures of the day which she said would be “explosive.” Her session was climaxed with a resounding applause from the crowd of students.
Subsequently, the Director of Studies (DOS), Pastor Edewor Egedegbe, took his turn to speak eloquently to the students and charged them to be committed to their studies and ensure their assignments and projects are submitted in time. Continuing, the DOS implored the graduation committee to be up and doing, stressing that the graduation month, August is fast approaching. He advised the students to put to practice what they have learned since the session began, and broker collaboration with one another to be able to break new grounds along their career path. At that juncture, the DOS introduced the lecturer, Mr. Sylvester Okoh, and he was given a standing ovation.
Without ado, Mr. Okoh, a scholar of international repute and seasoned technocrat, brought his honed knowledge to bear on the topics: Leadership and Management; and Leadership and Development. The topics were thought provoking against the backdrop of the myriads of challenges the Nigerian state is grappling with over the decades.
The lecturer x-rayed the fault lines in the Nigerian leadership structure and outlined a workable leadership template to reorder the faltering system of governance and jumpstart a vision driven government in Nigeria. He charged the students to be change agents, stating that the current state of insecurity and battered economic situation in Nigeria are worrisome.
Continuing, Mr. Okoh called on the students to deploy the knowledge they would garner from the school to tackle the numerous challenges bedeviling the Nigerian society with a view to righting many wrongs in the polity.
The session continued with the inauguration of a new Commissioner of Welfare, Mrs. Patience Osadolor, by the DOS, Pastor Edewor Egedegbe.
Other activities that climaxed the day included an update on the preparation for the graduation ceremony, presented by the Graduation Committee Chairman, Elder Victor Akaba.
The Governor, Mr. Okekenta Tobechukwu, urged the students to do the needful to ensure a hitch-free graduation ceremony.