•L-R: Pastor Kenny Folarin, Group Head, Operations, Daystar Christian Centre; Pastor Sam Adeyemi and Pastor Nike Adeyemi, Deputy Senior Pastor, at the briefing.
The founder of Daystar Christian Centre Lagos, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, has attributed the dearth of quality leaders in the nation to absence of leadership institutes.
He lamented that leaders in Nigeria are never trained and prepared, but expected to perform.
Adeyemi spoke last week ahead of the annual Excellence in Leadership conference of the church with the theme “the making of a leader’’.
According to him: “Our challenge is that we do not train leaders in Nigeria. There are no accredited institutions that teach leadership.“
He said it would be wrong to blame leaders for non-performance since they were never trained.
“Before we blame our leaders and accuse them of incompetence, we must ask ourselves if we trained them. Who mentored and modelled them?”
He said those in public offices are already too late to be trained because “many things are thrown at them.”
The cleric added: “They don’t even have time to rest and read let alone think.”
This lack of leadership training, he informed, is why the institute has been at the vanguard of preparing future leaders.
Over 20,000, according to him, have been graduated in the last 10 years. The conference holds from November 9-11.