October 1st, 2016 – Bishop David Oyedepo Urges Leaders To Imbibe The Spirit of Selflessness
Dr David Oyedepo, the Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, today urged Nigerian leaders to imbibe the spirit of resilience and innovation in order to tackle the current challenges in the country.
The popular cleric spoke at the first edition of the David Oyedepo Leadership Symposium organised by the African Leadership Development Centre of the university.
The event, NAN reports, was held to celebrate Oyedepo’s 62nd birthday.
According to Oyedepo, the ability to recover from any set back will enable a good leader to deliver good dividends of democracy to the citizenry.
“Nigerian leaders need to be selfless and innovative through qualitative service delivery to the nation and this translates in touching the lives of the citizens.
“Life is far more than what a leader wants, but what you can give to the people,’’ he said.
Oyedepo, who stressed the need for leaders to have a “ panting heart,’’ however, enjoined Nigerians to take up responsibilities in their various environments as government could not provide all the amenities needed.