LAGOS (Sundiata Post) – Segun Adeleye Foundation For Good Leadership In Africa (SAFFGLIA), a new initiative to promote good governance in Africa, is to be inaugurated at the Afe Balalola Hall, University of Lagos on March 10.
The launch at an intellectual setting in the presence of top business executives, government officials including ministers, governors, scholars, future leaders, and the media will also feature the presentation of the 1st SAFFGLIA African Leadership Lecture by the Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
Mohammed, a lawyer and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will speak on a topic ‘Setting Agenda For Good Leadership In Africa’ at the event where a book, ‘So Long Too Long Nigeria’ written by Segun Adeleye, founder of SAFFGLIA, will also be launched.
Adeleye, President/CEO, World Stage Limited, a journalist, author and media entrepreneur, said SAFFGLIA was founded to leverage on his experience over the years to help in whichever way possible in the development of leadership culture in Africa, as his way of giving back to the society henceforth.
“From my exposure over the years through interactions with business organisations and top government officials both at home and abroad, I’m concerned about how the issues of leadership failure and lack of corporate governance robbed our country and the continent the opportunity to be great,” he said in a statement sent to Sundiata Post.
He listed the objectives of SAFFGLIA to include: To carry out activities and projects that will encourage governments across Africa to embrace good governance in order to uplift the standard of living of the people. We will employ all possible means including legal actions to achieve this; To draw attentions to activities of governments from local to national levels and encourage/compel them to do things in best interest of the people; To engage in leadership training programmes that will raise new generation of positive leaders who will champion the spirit of development of their societies in Nigeria and Africa; To provide scholarships in higher institution level to youths with leadership quality in Nigeria and other African countries.
Others include, To promote research into good leadership in Africa; To engage in research into alternative policies to existing government policies that are not working; To provide counselling, support and care for people that are unjustifiably victimised by bad governments in Africa; To organise Annual SAFFGLIA African Leadership Lecture, seminars, briefings, workshops and interventional programmes on issues of good leadership; To engage in opinion moulding, empowerment, and building confidence of people on how to make their governments accountable; To develop SAFFGLIA Good Leadership Africa Index (SGLAI) as a barometer for measuring performances of leaders across Africa; To encourage/recognise leaders that are doing well through The African Man Award and To establish the African Hall of Fame for distinguished leaders both in the public and private sectors.