Produce Blueprint for Quality Leadership, Fashola, Amosun Challenge NIPSS

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Jul 26, 2011 No Comments ›› ACN (ji)

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Monday challenged the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies to produce a blueprint of policies that would develop pro-active leadership and the capacity of government to deliver quality services to its citizens.

Also in Ogun State, Governor Ibikunle Amosun told another visiting team from NIPSS to make comprehensive recommendations on practical ways of addressing the infrastructural needs of the country.

The Lagos State governor made his call in his office during a visit by Senior Executive Course 33 Study Group 1 of NIPPS led by Professor Olu Obafemi.

The group was in Lagos on a six-day study of Lagos as part of the member study requirement by the institute.

Fashola noted that since the common agitation of the citizens of the country was the issue of leadership, the institution, as a research institute could add value to the country by developing policies that would ultimately benefit the people.

He said, “Nigerians continue to complain about lack of leadership; so you as a research institute should think of developing policies that develop capacity of government to deliver services; policies that promote pro-active leadership, which will benefit all of us.”

He also charged NIPPS to consider using past leaders at various levels in the country as resource persons so that such leaders with theoretical and practical perspectives would be able to guide the next generations to avoid the mistakes of the past.

But Amosun, who addressed members of Course Six from NIPSS, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abeokuta, said in making its recommendations, NIPSS should make comprehensive recommendations on practical ways of addressing the infrastructural needs of the country.

He said such recommendations should cover transport and road network; electricity-both generation and distribution as well as adequate funding of states. He urged the institute not to forget the issue of how to tackle corruption.

 

The Punch


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