Former Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and former Chief Executive and Chairman of Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Dr Christopher Kolade, CON, weekend, said that if Nigerians continued to treat issues pertaining to national interest as was currently being done, then the future of the country is bleak, even as he carpeted public office holders who ignore their oath of office in their service to the nation.
The veteran broadcaster and former director general of Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation spoke at the inauguration dinner of Academy for Entrepreneurial Studies (AES), Nigeria’s Excellence Club at Golden Gate Restaurant, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Present at the inauguration were former head of state, Chief Ernest Shonekan; President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) who is also President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor; AES president,
Dr. Ausbeth Ajagu, MFR; chairperson AES Excellence Club, Chief (Dr) Nike Akande, OON, and chairman of the occasion, Apostle (Dr) Hayford Alile, among other dignitaries.
Kolade, who was the guest speaker while speaking on a theme, “Nigeria at 50: Challenges of Leadership and Social Responsibility”, said: “If Nigerians continue to do things the way things are being done, the future is bleak. What are the things we need to change?
“We’re people of high intelligence. We’re naturally creative. We have a spirit of positive competition and if you look at our history, we have always rewarded excellence. But we confuse our priorities”.
Earlier in his welcome address, Dr. Ajagu, AES president, explained that the AES Excellence Club is non-partisan in view of the genuine attempt to rebuild Nigeria must be all-embracing.