Monday, 30 November 2015

GEMSTONE Campus Connect Holds Value Based Leadership Training

By Farombi Oluwaseun

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University gathered in Eden, New Buca on Sunday for a training programme tagged ‘Value Based Leadership’ organised by GEMSTONE Campus Connect in OAU. The event started at about 3pm with each participant introducing themselves.

The speaker of the event, Daniel Otabor who is the National Coordinator of GEMSTONE Larders' Connect and also a Personal Assistant to Fela Durotoye; the seasoned motivational speaker started the training with differentiating between a nation and a country. In his disposition, a country represents a geographical area with many nations but a nation consists of people with the same heritage, belief and language. He described Nigeria as a country and the United State of America a nation though they do not have the same belief and language but they have the same purpose, mission and vision. He further stated that Africa represents Poverty in the midst of the plenty and to solve our problem in Nigeria, there must be a personal transformation before national transformation.

Obviously elated and encouraged by the event, David, a participant expressed delight as he confessed to have gained a lot in the programme and now knows that for Nigeria to be a better nation, it is a collective responsibility that begins with all of us. Speaking with the President of GEMSTONE Campus Connect, OAU Chapter, he said GEMSTONE is an acronym which stands for Generation that is Empowered, Motivated, Steered To Operate with Natural Excellence. He said the main motive of the programme is to train people on GEMSTONE’s message which is to ‘having Nigeria become the world's most desirable nation to live in by 31st December, 2025’.
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