Nigeria’s development has been slow because the country lacks think-tanks, thought leadership for development.
Founder, Centre for Values in Leadership, CVL, Professor Pat Utomi decried the level of decline in quality leadership in Nigeria 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.
“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,” Utomi, a former presidential aspirant said.
The event had eminent Nigerians in attendance, including 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.