Sam Adeyemi, Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, has offered his thoughts on how to improve the culture of leadership in Nigeria, adding that if he were a governor or president of Nigeria, he would institute a weekly practice of addressing his constituents.
On Monday’s edition of Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Adeyemi stated, “If I was the governor or president of Nigeria, I would address the nation every Sunday evening or Monday. It may be five minutes but I will sell the idea of development.”
The 56-year-old cleric emphasized the importance of responsible leadership at all levels and pushed citizens to take ownership of Nigeria’s destiny.
He also emphasized the need of working together to accelerate the nation’s progress.
“For too long, we’ve allowed those in power to dictate our path forward,” Adeyemi asserted. “If they are unwilling to instigate change, we must initiate it ourselves, starting at the individual level.”
The Daystar senior pastor highlighted that communication is the next critical step.
According to him, the introduction of social media and the availability of advanced communication tools has provided the younger generation with unprecedented opportunity to propagate their message.
“Your phone today is your radio station and your TV station,” he said.
The leadership expert also urged officials, particularly those in the military, to take the lead in advocating for a developed Nigeria.
He exhorted those in positions of power to do more than just keep their jobs, but to use their power to effect change.