Youth in Nigeria have been urged to use the social media to effect leadership change in the society, rather than the practice of pulling down their leaders.

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege gave the charge Thursday in Abuja while playing host to the African Biblical Leadership Initiative (ABLI).

The delegation was led by a former Minister of Information, Professor Jerry Gana.

While expressing his support for the ABLI conference billed for Nigeria in October this year, Senator Omo-Agege said the conference will help youth imbibe biblical virtues and values.

He tasked youth to borrow a leaf from the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize and Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed who effected change in political leadership through the use of the social media.

He said: “People need to be reminded that leadership should be about servantship. Because the orientation we have right now about the concept of leadership is more about rulership. And it shouldn’t be that way. That is the orientation that the bulk of our youth have also taken.

“This is an initiative that will help to reorient our youth into going back to those original biblical virtues and values. It is an initiative that anyone of goodwill who means well for his country will want to support”.

Earlier, Chairman Organising Committee of the forthcoming conference, Professor Jerry Gana, revealed that the event would hold from October 26 to 30, this year.

According to him, the African Biblical Leadership Initiative (ABLI) seeks to empower African leaders with biblical truths which will foster integrity in leadership.

He solicited the support of the Deputy President of the Senate in mobilizing Christian senators and youths to the conference.

A statement issued by Omo-Agege special adviser on media, Yomi Odunuga, said members of the delegation include the General Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN), Dr. Richard Dare Ajiboye; Angela Lopez of the British and Foreign Bible Society; Gilbert Mohammed among others.

USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO EFFECT POSITIVE CHANGE, OMO-AGEGE URGES YOUTH

By Sunday Isuwa and Ahuraka Isah, Abuja

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Youth in Nigeria have been urged to use the social media to effect leadership change in the society, rather than the practice of pulling down their leaders.

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege gave the charge Thursday in Abuja while playing host to the African Biblical Leadership Initiative (ABLI).

The delegation was led by a former Minister of Information, Professor Jerry Gana.

While expressing his support for the ABLI conference billed for Nigeria in October this year, Senator Omo-Agege said the conference will help youth imbibe biblical virtues and values.

He tasked youth to borrow a leaf from the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize and Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed who effected change in political leadership through the use of the social media.

He said: “People need to be reminded that leadership should be about servantship. Because the orientation we have right now about the concept of leadership is more about rulership. And it shouldn’t be that way. That is the orientation that the bulk of our youth have also taken.

“This is an initiative that will help to reorient our youth into going back to those original biblical virtues and values. It is an initiative that anyone of goodwill who means well for his country will want to support”.

Earlier, Chairman Organising Committee of the forthcoming conference, Professor Jerry Gana, revealed that the event would hold from October 26 to 30, this year.

According to him, the African Biblical Leadership Initiative (ABLI) seeks to empower African leaders with biblical truths which will foster integrity in leadership.

He solicited the support of the Deputy President of the Senate in mobilizing Christian senators and youths to the conference.

Other members of the delegation include the General Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN), Dr. Richard Dare Ajiboye; Angela Lopez of the British and Foreign Bible Society; Gilbert Mohammed among others.

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