Ibidapo-Obe seeks emergence of young innovative leaders to drive development

Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe is a director of Zenith Bank

Young innovative leaders taking up more prominent positions in the economy would fast track Nigeria’s economic development, a director of Zenith Bank, Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe has said. 

He argued that with the way the world is changing globally due to technological advancement, it is the young millennial that has the capacity to handle risks and run the country effectively should be voted for into leadership positions to make the country compete technologically with the rest of the world.

Ibidapo-Obe, a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), who was the guest speaker at the October 2018 new members’ induction of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria, spoke on “Our Stochastic World: Measurable Innovations in Nigeria’s Development”.

The Don noted that Nigeria lacked innovative leaders, especially with the latest global ranking where he stated that Nigeria has not ranked well in the global world, mentioning areas like the rule of law, budget transparency, and key economic metric among others.

Noting that the future is bright with purposeful, focused and all-inclusive leadership, he urged Nigerians to use their permanent voters’ cards wisely in the upcoming general elections to elect innovative leaders, who would place the country on the right path for national development.

At the induction ceremony, about 86 new members including a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Aishah Ahmad and Nigeria’s former ICT minister, Omobola Johnson were enlisted full members of the institute.

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