Daystar Christian Centre has said over 35,000 Nigerians and foreigners have benefitted from the leadership training programme offered by the Church’s leadership academy known as Daystar Leadership Academy
The school, which was established in 2002 has also helped to shape the management thought line of many entrepreneurs in Nigeria giving direction to their dreams.
The Media Manager of the Church, Mr. Sunday Osanyintuyi made this known in a statement made available to Church Times on Saturday October 6 even as the Church prepares for its annual Excellence in Leadership Training Programme slated for November 1 and 2.
Osanyintuyi observed in the statement that the major problem confronting Africa is paucity of purposeful leaders.
He said, “Most Africa countries are blessed with natural resources but bedeviled with unprogressive leaders. Leadership is not a position, but ability to take people on a journey to a better end. It is the ability to influence others to achieve a set goal. Nigeria and Africa continent have not been blessed with leaders who are developmental in thinking, focused on the people and committed to lifting the people out of poverty.”
He said further that the scarcity of people-driven leaders informed the Church’s annual conference where issues of leadership are brought to the fore and addressed.
“As a strong believer in Africa and a leadership consultant globally, Dr Sam Adeyemi has been consistent not only trumpeting these issues about Africa but setting clear path to recovery and solutions to its challenges.” He said
Osanyintuyi observed further that Daystar Christian Centre birthed the Excellence in Leadership Conference (ELC) over a decade ago to provide tailored made solutions to Nigeria’s leadership issues and the continent in general adding that the problem of Nigeria can only be solved by Nigerians.
Part of the statement reads, “Since inception 2007, the conference has held annually with proven results. Over time, its impacts have not only been visible on the participants, it has increased the capacity of emerging leaders in Nigeria getting set to assume roles and positively shape the future of the continent.
“Among other impacts, Excellence in Leadership Conference (ELC) is serving as a good platform to network with forward-thinking industries’ relevant people. The quality of our association inevitably determines how far we go in life. Every participant annually, gets a chance to network with the most talented and dynamic industry leaders during the two-day conference.
“This conference is not just a one-way speech event as it avails participants the opportunity to interact, discuss common problems and share stories of difficult challenges with the speakers, while getting lasting solutions. At the conference, participants will discover new trends and skills. Provided what is being learnt is put to good use, participants get to stay ahead of the pack in their industries by mastering the latest trends and skills in their industries as will be shared by our seasoned speakers.”
He stressed in the statement that “Under the leadership of the senior pastors, Sam & Nike Adeyemi, Daystar Christian Centre is intervening on very critical sectors of Nigeria ranging from education, family, career and to the most important, leadership. Among the comity of Pentecostal churches in Nigeria, Daystar Christian Centre is known for her strong leadership teachings laced with the message of love for humanity.”
Over the years speakers like Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Power, Housing and Works, Babatunde Raji Fasola (SAN) and former World Bank Executive, Dr. Oby Ezekwezili have delivered papers at the conference.
The 2018 Excellence in Leadership Conference which will hold in Lagos between November 1 and 2 with a promise of paradigm shift for all attendees will feature an array of speakers including Kola Olugbodi, Africa’s leading background check expert. He is also the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Association of African Professional Background Screeners. He became an Entrepreneur immediately he left North South Bank (NSB) in 1995. He was the CEO of Josh Cyrus, a Human Resource and Outsourcing Organization, after which he became the inaugural CEO of Background Check International (BCI), pioneers of the background check industry in Nigeria and West Africa in 2004.
Godman Akinlabi, a lead Pastor of The Elevation Church (TEC), Lagos Nigeria will also address participants at the conference. Akinlabi has a God-given mandate to ‘’Make Greatness Common.’’ He is the author of several globally acclaimed books including the 7 Commandments of Foolishness, Don’t Waste Your Pain, Sexuality: Get a Grip For Singles and Sexuality: Get a Grip For Couples, Moving from Fear to Faith, I Am Possible, Solid and many others.
Others speakers expected at the two-day event are Akinwande Ademosu, the Chief Executive of Credit Direct Ltd, a member of FCMB Group Plc, the business he started for the group in 2006. He has over 20 years’ experience in both Retail and Consumer finance in some top financial institutions in Nigeria. His interest has been in business and management strategy, credit analysis, sales, marketing and organizational leadership.
Also expected at the event is Ty Bello, one of Nigeria’s most recognized artists. She came to public attention in the early 2000s as a member of the music group, Kush. She has also built a reputation as one of Nigeria’s foremost photographers and a member of the talented photography collective depth of Field.
The conference conveners, Sam & Nike Adeyemi would be on ground to receive all participants both local and international. With Excellence in Leadership Conference (ELC), the future of Africa leadership is assured.