Students Share their Views on Nation Building
It was an interesting moment during an interactive session when students assembled to discuss important issues pertaining to the development of the nation, Nigeria. The event which was organized by a 500 Level student of Electrical Engineering, Mr. Clinton Okorie, held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the University Chapel.
The event featured talks, presentations, interviews and talent show, among others. The highpoint of the event was the presentation on the “dangers of silence”. In the presentation, it was emphasized that leaders should speak out against corrupt practices and effect changes.
There was also a discussion on fashion, media and leadership. Speaking on fashion, a 400 Level International Relations student, Miss. Esther Tiffany, said that fashion is an expression of who an individual is. She, therefore, advised students to dress appropriately to suit various events. Also, a 400 Level Mass Communication student, Chimezie Abigail spoke on the ways media can help to curb corrupt practices in Nigeria. She said, “Robust welfare for media practitioners is one of the ways to curb corruption”.
In his presentation, the guest speaker, an alumnus of Covenant University, Mr. Joshua Agbede, who is passionate about the development of Nigeria, stated that as a leader, the right attitude is very vital. He advised students to embrace self-control, noting that, “As a leader, you should be able to lead yourself before you can lead others”. According to him, leaders are to speak with wisdom. He added that leaders are to keep learning and applying the lessons learnt to life.
In her remarks, the Dean of College of Leadership and Development Studies, Professor Aize Obayan, stated that self-discovery is a vital key in leadership, “How can you lead others when you have not discovered yourself?” she queried. She advised them to discover their potentials and embrace the good qualities of leadership.