The Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Prof. Labode Popoola, has challenged youth to embrace the virtues of integrity and competence.
The vice chancellor said these virtues were some of the attributes expected in good future leaders that the nation would be proud of.
Popoola who spoke during the opening ceremony of a two-day leadership training for students of the university, said that the training was aimed at imparting leadership traits in the students with a view to making them more useful for the society.
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””]“We now live in a society where wrong people are seen as role models by our youths. We intend to correct that, hence, this leadership training.[/penci_blockquote]
The don said that the university was passionate at creating new set of leaders who would champion the much desired sustainable development in the country.
He however, pointed out that for the students to become successful leaders, they must embrace integrity, competency and empathy.
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“We now live in a society where wrong people are seen as role models by our youths. We intend to correct that, hence, this leadership training.
“We have, therefore, assembled a competent team of people who have seen it all. People with integrity, competence and empathy to share their experiences for you to be a good leader,” he said.
In his remarks, the acting dean of students affairs, Dr Oluseye Abiona, said the training was the first of its kind in the history of the university.
Abiona said it was organised to build the students for future leadership role.
Also speaking, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice for Osun, Mr Ajibola Bashiru, urged the students to be focused, determined and courageous to become good future leaders.