Caleb British International School holds leadership mentoring series
It was a great and rewarding time as the Chairman of Federal Emergency Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) and Former Central Bank Deputy Governor, Mr. Tunde Lemo (OFR), engaged students of Caleb British International School, Abijo GRA, Lekki, Lagos during a special programme titled “Leadership Talk” organized by the school with the theme – “Be The Best”.
He was welcomed to the event, by the Principal, Primary/Elementary School Mrs Linda Olumese, with a loud ovation from the students. He thanked the Proprietor, Dr Ola Adebogun for laying a solid foundation for educational development in Nigeria. He said, he loves mentoring children,sharing his life experience with the students, reiterating how faith in God, hardwork, integrity and consistency helped him to rise to the top of his career.
Good ethics, integrity, hard-work and discipline should be imbibed by those who want to leaders, he emphasized. He stressed that students have the world at their feet and should therefore aim high and shoot high. He encouraged them to have clear objectives for the future, noting that aptitude and attitude are things that can take them to the top. Citing Ecclesiastes 12:1, he told the students to always remember God in all they do.
“Leadership traits should be displayed as a youth, while some others may be playing away their time, they should be studying.
“Others may display negative tendencies but they should not be part of any ungodly act, others may but l cannot should be their watchword”.
He noted that the fear of God, serious attitude and disposition and respect for their teachers are essential ingredients in growing to be leaders in the future. He further told the students not to spend all their precious time watching TV and surfing the internet for things that would not promote their academic advancement, rather they should spend time in their personal development by studying hard and focusing on things that will help their personal academic development.
He told students they can be better, they should dream bigger, determine what they want to be in the future, stressing that what they want to be in future is in their hands.
During the interractive session, Mr. Tunde Lemo (OFR) responded to a question when asked by a student on What FERMA is doing to address the failed portion on the Abuja/Kaduna Road which has led to loss of lives and properties
He said that FERMA will fix the failed portions on the road, repair bad roads and indeed have started work in clearing 10/15km on both sides of the road to enable travelers see far ahead of them as they make their journeys on the busy Abuja/Kaduna express way.
He stated further that on security, that FERMA in order to ensure security of road users, have collaborations with the Nigerian Army and Road Safety Corp to ensure our road users enjoy peace and travel safely on our roads.
“The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) recently paid a “thank you” visit to FERMA to appreciate the role played by the agency in this regard”, he stated.
He pointed out that Nigeria has 200,000km of road across the country but FERMA is only responsible for 20% of these roads being a Federal agency.
He however promised that despite the role played by FERMA to ensure good Federal road network across the country, the agency will do better in the future.
Leadership Talk is organized periodically by the school as part of a deliberate plan to raise leaders who will transform their generations.