Latest Forum Posts

I can sway Rivers voters, Wike boasts - August 10, 2022
Customs seizes 12 trucks of smuggled rice from Benin Republic - August 10, 2022
DHQ: We’ve Arrested Suspects of Owo Catholic Church Attack - August 10, 2022
Badagry Port Devt Limited to Create 25,000 Jobs - August 10, 2022
Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion worth of Tesla shares - August 10, 2022
Nigeria Cannot Afford Another Civil War, Says Buhari - August 10, 2022
Nigeria’s Economy Grew at 3.4%, Says UbosiEleh Report - August 09, 2022
Breaking: Owo Catholic Church Attackers Arrested, Says DHQ - August 09, 2022
Ondo, Edo, Bauchi Account for 10 New Lassa Fever Cases, Says NCDC - August 09, 2022
2023: Awujale, Other Ijebu Monarchs Endorse Abiodun for Second Term - August 09, 2022
Wike: I’m in Charge, We’ll Vote against Enemies of Rivers - August 09, 2022
Tambuwal secures N4bn loan for Sokoto farmers - August 09, 2022
Ozekhome, others seek elections for vacant Senate seats - August 09, 2022
Atiku, Wike can’t negotiate without PDP leaders – Lamido - August 09, 2022
Blood Sisters director, Biyi Bandele, is dead - August 09, 2022
Ihedioha denies calling Peter Obi ‘crafty’ - August 09, 2022
Audit Query: Senate Probes N1.7trn MDAs’ Service Wide Votes - August 09, 2022
EFCC Arrests Three Internet Fraud Suspects in Kwara - August 09, 2022
Osun PDP Reassures Members of Inclusive Govt - August 09, 2022
How Osun election rekindled PDP’s hope of re-enacting 2003 scenario in Southwest - August 09, 2022

Buy eBooks on

Discover Your Personality Type in Less Than 15 Minutes
Wealthy Nigerians Urged to Strive for Selfless Public Service By Obayomi Abiola Benjamin On Tuesday 21st June 2022Investment & Entrepreneurship 57

Free Online Video Downloader - Cordly

The Founder and Chairman of FATE Foundation, Mr. Fola Adeola, yesterday tasked well-meaning Nigerians to strive to render public service to the society in order to make the country better.

Adeola was the guest lecturer at the 10th year memorial lecture of HRM Oba Oladele Olashore, titled, “Public Service as the Best Form of Service: The Example of Oba Oladele Olashore.”

According to him, “there certainly is no dearth of need in our society. To deny this, is to be so disturbingly detached that our humanity must be called into question.

“There can be no doubt either, there is capacity in our midst. “Between our human capabilities and the pockets of affluence, even amidst the staggering poverty in our society, surely, capacities exits. The question for all of us, therefore, is, is there the will and how strong is that will? Is it strong enough to follow an inner voice in the direction of an identified need? Is it strong enough to lead, where no clear solution currently exists?”

He said that public service is for all who have the means, the sincerity of purpose and grace to truly commit themselves to a path to immortality that death has no power to erode.

“True public service, the kind we ought to strive to cultivate and engender in this society, the kind I have no doubt, the late Kabiyesi exemplified, in choosing to serve his people, is not selfish, it is not vain, it elevates the cause over the servant and the public good over the interests of a few and by its very nature, lends itself to continuity,” the chairman stated.

Earlier in her remarks, the Chairperson of OISA Foundation, Ms. Olapeju Sofowora, explained that the memorial lecture was an avenue to “collaborate to serve our future and showcase what Oba Oladele Olashore stood for.”

A former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Joseph Sanusi, described the late Oba as a remarkable leader by all standards.

 Sanusi said: “He was very courageous and remarkable and he was always thinking of the interest of others.”

In his remarks, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo revealed that the country needs a new culture of leadership if it has to face the challenges of the coming years with equanimity, and success.

Osinbajo, who was represented by Mr. Dapo Akinosun (SAN), explained that no child anywhere in the world should have to go to bed hungry or experience uncertainty because they have no access to quality education, or opportunities for realising their potential.

“We are stewards of each other’s welfare. I must view the privileges accorded me by virtue of my position of proximity to resources as being held in trust for honesty, this is what it means to be human and what it means to be a leader.

“It is to be acutely uncomfortable with the suffering of others and to be compelled to act towards its agitation because the suffering of one is the suffering of all. By all indications we cannot afford to continue as before,” he stated.





Please login to participate in this forum!
My Accounts Our Services Useful Links Affiliate Links Follow Us