Aiyedatiwa faults nation’s political structure, as Southwest Heralds Magazine honours eminent Nigerians
…Calls for Devolution of Power.
As Nigeria is continuously facing a lot of challenges, Ondo State Deputy Governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa has re-empasized Restructuring the Country’s political system.
He said, the Country is presently having structural political deficiency that must be corrected to have economy and political breakthrough.
The Deputy Governor, who on Sunday represented the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, at the Southwest Heralds Magazine Awards Presentation and Public Lecture held at International Culture and Event Center, The Dome, Alagbaka Akure.
The public lecture titled ; APPRAISING THE POLITICS AND ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA IN THE FACE OF MULTIPLE CHALLENGES, THE ROLES OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP/ FOLLOWERSHIP was delivered by the guest speaker, Prof. Oladinjo Adeofun, Deputy Vice Chancellor ( Development ), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Aiyedatiwa said, what Nigeria needs is to go back to 1963 Constitution.
He said the 1963 Constitution which reflected the Republican status of the country, remained the best document for a Country as heterogeneous as Nigeria.
“Let’s each and every components parts of Nigeria develops at their own pace,” he said.
The Deputy Governor equally canvassed for creative wealth, saying, what presently practised in the country was monolithic wealth.
“Depending on monolithic wealth resources (Crude oil) and not creative wealth resources portends danger for the country” , he said.
On leadership/followership , Aiyedatiwa declared that, the nature of followership determined how effective their leaders are.
His words, “leadership is a sense making.. our Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, made sense to me years back, that is why I am following him” .
In his own contributions, the guest speaker, posited that, leadership is an uncommon traits of which not everyone can lead, saying “what the country needs now is great thinking leaders” .
The Deputy Governor thanked the organizer of the award for identified some of the best in the State as he also congratulated the Awardees for their achievements.
In his opening remarks, the publisher of the magazine, Oluwatayo Moses Adu declared that, “it is noteworthy that, we have selected, Hon ( Mrs ) Olubunmi Ademosun, Special Adviser to Governor on Intergovernmental Relations, Dr. Olubayo Motunrayo of UNIMED, Mr Bunmi Alade Permanent Secretary, Budget and Economic Planning and Hon Olumbe Akinkugbe, Chairman SITA who have been hugely impacting, adding value and advancing the course of humanity” for this year awards.
Speaking on behalf of the Awardees, Mrs Olubunmi Ademosun appreciated the management of Southwest Heralds Magazine for deeming them fits for the awards.
Dignitaries at the event included the Chairman of the event, Chief Abiodun Adefulure, Ondo State Head of Service, Pastor John Adeyemo, Hon Gbenga Omole, Hon Sunday Olajide, Hon Gbenga Elegbeleye, Hon Tayo Oluwatuyi, Hon Florence Fagbemi, Hon Yetunde Adeyanju, Ondo State Accountant General, Mrs Bolade Ajayi and others.
Traditional Rulers and Chiefs at the event are, Amapetu of Mahin Kingdom, Oba Oluwasegun Akinyomi, Orunja of Odigbo, Oba Akinrinmade Olugboyega, Olowa of Igbara-Oke, Oba Adefarakanmi Agbede, Ojomo of Akure, Chief Ayo Oluyide, Chief Bode Alade, Prince Ademola Adegoroye and others.