Sun. Oct 1st, 2023

Bishop David Ibiyeomie, Senior Pastor, Salvation Ministry, has called for a trans-generational leaders that would think of the country’s next generation rather than thinking of how to win next election.

Ibiyeomie made this known in Nasarawa on Wednesday on the sideline of a Public Lecture in honour of Bishop David Abioye on 60 years birthday celebration.

Speaking on the topic “Building a Lerdership that last”, he described Abioye as a man of noble and humble character worthy of emulation.

He also described Abioye as a man of integrity, flexibility, humility, stewardship and empathy, saying that these attributes if exhibited by political leaders would translate to a better country.

He advised that the country would achieve greater exploit if we look out for visionsry leaders that would translate positively to development in education, health and every facet of human lifestyle.

” My advice to Nigeria is to look for visionary leaders that can help move the country forward. Politicians talk about the next elections but statemen talk about the next generation.

” What Nigeria need is a stateman who will think of the next generation not just the next election.

” Leadership is not a title, it is when men have you in their mind. In Christ, the goal of our leadership is to serve the people and not to oppress them.

Also, the Former Governor of Cross River state, Liyel Imoke said good leadership was becoming rare in this duspensation, hence the need to address this.

Imoke noted that holding a political office does not confer leaderahip on the holder but the leadership qualities one possess.

” Shortage of good leaderahip will translate to shortage of good development and we all need to address this as a nation.

” Leadership is different from an office. For the fact that you hold an office does not possibly confer on you true leadership.

“ It is a quality that is not given by an office. So if you do not have that quality, when you get into office, you will still not be able to lead.”

Imoke also called on leaders to possess the fear of God saying that its absence would destroy goals to achieve development.

Reacting, Bishop David Abioye thanked God for the privilege given him by God to serve people.

Abioye noted that leadership was not about position but taken steps to do what others are not privileged to do.

According to him, the nation will experience greatness if the right leaders are placed to lead the people

“As a nation, the major plague in Nigeria as it affect other nations of Africa is let me not even say poor leadership but no leadership.

“ If you are a rising leader, the follower will rise. If you are a falling leader, everyone will go down the lane.

“ We don’t have to have so much of mineral resources problem but the problem that we have as a nation is leadership.

“Leadership is harnessing human resources. Most nations in the west don’t have mineral resources but they harness human resources.

“ A leader that does not have a head cannot take the lead. The nation will go ahead if the head or heads as a group are functional,”he said.

Other dignitaries that grace the occasion were Apostle Emmanuel Kure, Founder, Throneroom Thrust Ministry, Kafancha, Kaduna State, Mr Fela Durotoye, former presidential aspirant in the 2019 elections, Rev. Joshua Talena of the Shepherds House International and a host of others.

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