Nigerian youths have been charged to embrace reorientation by imbibing right values for positive transformations.
Acting Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Ogun State disclosed this during the launch of International Leadership Summit on “Value Transformation Roundtables”, organized by Project55 Africa in the polytechnic.
This was made known in a statement made available to newsmen by the institution Head, Public Relations and Protocol, Yemi Ajibola on Thursday.
Project55 Africa, is a capacity development organization based in the United States, which focuses on transformational leadership training.
Dr. Odedeji also described value transformation as essential panacea to societal and moral decadence, which confirms the summit as timely and relevant.
According to him: “When your values are wrong then you are pursuing wrong vision and wrong goals, then the destination becomes catastrophic.
“Youths should key into the project for digital economy training and for financial breakthrough to escape the pains of poverty.”
Earlier, while declaring the summit open, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu called for right attitude and core values to achieve success among youths.
He said: “If society are to be a better place of abode, youths must shun vices like cultism, ritual killing, drug abuse, examination malpractices, thuggery, kidnapping and others.’’
He admonished the youths to channel their strengths on positive attitudes and the right values for the betterment of the community rather than engaging in social vices.
While appreciating the initiative, the President of MAPOLY Alumni Association (MAPALUM), Mr. Ezekiel Obasanya, said the project is a realization of “Alumni of our Dreams”.
Mr. Obasanya said, this will enable alumni members to be so much engrossed in the development of our alma mater with passion and resilience.
He boasted that the participants and the institution, through Project55 Africa will be a reference point in the transformation of Africa as a Continent.
Meanwhile, the Founder of Project55 Africa, Mr. Ade Adeyemi, said the project is an initiative to create wealth and ensure Africans are financially transformed.
Mr. Adeyemi, an Alumnus, is thereby, launching the summit for the first time in Africa in the polytechnic, promising to replicate the summit in all tertiary institutions nationally and continentally.
At the event, Global Motivational Guru, John. C. Maxwell, as well as Cory Kromray, a Stoke Market Professional were among Project55 Africa international subscribers, who participated in the summit virtually.