The Acting Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji, has encouraged all Nigerian youths to embrace reorientation by imbibing right values for positive transformations.
He disclosed this, during the launch of International Leadership Summit on “Value Transformation Roundtables”, organized by Project55 Africa in the Polytechnic.
Project55 Africa, is a capacity development organization based in the United States, which focuses on transformational leadership training.
Dr. Odedeji also described value transformation as essential panacea to societal and moral decadence, which confirms the summit as timely and relevant.
According to him, “when your values are wrong then you are pursuing wrong vision and wrong goals, then the destination becomes catastrophic”.
He said, youths should key into the project for digital economy training and for financial breakthrough to escape the pains of poverty.
Earlier, while declaring the summit open, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu has called for right attitude and core values to achieve success among youths.
In his word, ‘’if society were to be a better place of abode, youths must shun vices like cultism, ritual killing, drug abuse, examination malpractices, thuggery, kidnapping and others’’.
He admonished the youths to channel their strengths on positive attitudes and the right values for the betterment of our community rather than engaging in social vices.
While appreciating the initiative, the President of MAPOLY Alumni Association (MAPALUM), Mr. Ezekiel Obasanya, said the project is a realization of “Alumni of our Dreams”.
Mr. Obasanya said, this will enable Alumni members to be so much engrossed in the development of our Alma mater with passion and resilience.
He boasted that the participants and the institution, through Project55 Africa, will be a reference point in the transformation of Africa as a Continent.
Meanwhile, the Founder of Project55 Africa, Mr. Ade Adeyemi, said the project is an initiative to create wealth and ensure Africans are financially transformed.
Mr. Adeyemi, an Alumnus, is thereby, launching the summit for the first time in Africa in the Polytechnic.
He promised to replicate the summit in all tertiary institutions nationally and continentally.
At the event, Global Motivational Guru, John. C. Maxwell, as well as Cory Kromray, a Stoke Market Professional were among Project55 Africa international subscribers, who participated in the summit virtually.
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