By Prisca Sam-Duru
Founder, Centre for Values in Leadership, CVL, Professor Pat Utomi has decried the level of decline in quality leadership in Nigeria as well as across the globe, saying that the country lacks think-tanks, thought leadership for development.
Prof. Utomi stated this at the 33rd Centre for Values In Leadership’s Leader Without Title, LWT, Leadership Colloquium in honour of His Majesty Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha as part of activities to mark his 75th birthday.
Entitled, ‘Modern Traditional Leaders as Development Catalysts,’ the occasion witnessed the gathering of eminent Nigerians which include, former Finance Minister, Kala Idika Kalu, Representative of the Governor of Anambra State, Ogbuefi Nnacheta, Igwe of Oki, Prof. Laz Ekwueme; former Ambassador of United States of America, George Obiozo; former Editor-in-Chief of Newswatch Magazine, Ray Ekpu; Executive Vice Chairman, Ibadan School of Government & Policy, Dr. Tunji Olaopa; President, Aka Ikenga, Chief Goddy Uwazuruike, among others.
Utomi said: “One of the objectives of CVL is to raise the level of thought leadership today. Around the world one of the most important thing is to have thought leaders.”