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Consultant urges cooperation with political leaders

Yenagoa—A management consultant, Mr. Kalada Apiafi, yesterday said Nigeria’s political leaders alone could not be relied on to rescue the country.

Apiafi, who spoke at a special training session on time management and effective communication for correspondents of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Yenagoa, said a little contribution by every individual in his own immediate environment would go a long way in moving the country forward.

The management consultant, who said former American President, Jimmy Carter, was a contemporary of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, added that while Carter had moved on in the world to distinguish himself as an international statesman who moved round the world to pursue worthy causes, Obasanjo had been tied down by politics that had not contributed to the development of the country.

He noted with sadness that poor time management had contributed to Nigeria’s  underdevelopment.
According to him, apart from the problematic power supply situation and corruption in the country, time mismanagement had subdued the nation’s economic potentials.

He said: “Great nations value time and that is why we need to key into it. We are a part of the global village. There is still hope for Nigeria  because the Nigerian project is not a lost cause.”

Speaking on the challenges confronting Nigerian journalists, he said “your profession has become more hazardous than ever because of the need for truth. The struggle for power in the country has become a game that has not led anywhere and that is why corruption is everywhere.”

Research, he noted, had shown that the younger generation had become disillusioned and helpless because of what they witnessed from the older generation.

Apiafi, who spoke at a special training session on time management and effective communication for correspondents of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Yenagoa, said a little contribution by every individual in his own immediate environment would go a long way in moving the country forward.

The management consultant who said former American Jimmy Carter was a contemporary of former president Olusegun Obasanjo added that while Carter had moved on in the world to distinguish himself as an international statesman who moved round the world to pursue worthy causes Obasanjo had been tied down by politics that had not contributed to the development of the country.

He noted with sadness that poor time management had contributed to Nigeria ‘s underdevelopment.
According to him, apart from the problematic power supply situation and corruption in the country, time mismanagement had subdued the nation’s economic potentials.

He said, “Great nations value time and that is why we need key into it. We are a part of the global village. There is still hope for Nigeria , because the Nigeria project is not a lost cause.”

Speaking on the challenges confronting the Nigerian journalists he said, “Your profession has become more hazardous than ever because of the need for truth. The struggle for power in the country has become a game that has not led anywhere and that is why corruption is everywhere.”

Research, he noted, had shown that the younger generation had become disillusioned and helpless because of what they witnessed from the older generation.


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