Nigerian Leaders Urged to Emulate Yar’adua’s style, Says EFCC Chairman Olukoyede”

During the inaugural President Umaru Musa Yar’adua International Leadership Conference and Awards in Abuja, Ola Olukoyede, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), delivered a compelling message urging Nigerian leaders to emulate the exemplary leadership qualities of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua.

Olukoyede, emphasizing Yar’adua’s legacy of integrity and transparency, stressed their pivotal role in effective leadership during his address at the event themed “Moral and Ethical Leadership; Antidote to National Development.”

Reflecting on Yar’adua’s tenure as President from 2007 until his passing in 2010, Olukoyede highlighted the importance of upholding ethical standards in governance. He lamented the inadequate enforcement of integrity laws across the nation, attributing this to the prevailing low integrity levels among Nigerian citizens.

“The EFCC stands firmly behind the legacy of President Yar’adua, embodying integrity and transparency, values that define our mission,” remarked Olukoyede, speaking through the EFCC’s Director of Public Affairs, CE Wilson Uwujaren.

General Yakubu Gowon, the former President of Nigeria, echoed praise for Yar’adua’s unwavering patriotism, emphasizing his dedication to the welfare of Nigerians during his time as Governor of Katsina State and later as President.

Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue State expressed gratitude to the organizers for honoring Yar’adua’s memory and urged Nigerian leaders to confront challenges with optimism, believing in Nigeria’s potential for progress.

As the conference concluded, attendees departed with a renewed commitment to upholding moral and ethical standards in leadership, inspired by the enduring legacy of President Umaru Musa Yar’adua.

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