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ABOUT US

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he Nigerian Prize for Leadership is to identify what leadership means to Nigerians; benchmark what should represent the image of a good or bad leader in Nigeria; determine what responsibility leadership confers on both the leader and the follower; establish a new culture of leadership for Nigeria; and ascertain how this paradigm can be made to take centre stage in energising governance in Nigeria?

The Nigerian Prize for Leadership is an initiative being promoted by some eminent elder statesmen and women. The Prize is to recognize outstanding acts of leadership, based on clearly defined Nigerian paradigm, at various levels of society, and human interest. The Prize is open to all Nigerians and will be presented to the most qualified, selected based on approved criteria and guidelines. The selection process will be consistently transparent, credible and objective.

Only the very best deserves this Prize

The Prize is envisaged to be the highest and most credible single leadership Prize in Nigeria. It targets Nigerians of all ages, who have shown remarkable and sustainable prowess, success, creativity and exemplary skills in their various endeavours through compelling personal, corporate, ethical and social values.

Our Vision

Inspire Nigerians to lead a life larger than self, for community, nation and humanity

Our Mission

To institute and project, a truly Nigerian leadership PRIZE.

BACKGROUND
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e recognize, with profound gratitude, the tireless and heroic sacrifices of many Nigerians to build a great and dynamic economy, within a free, democratic and noble society. Unfortunately, the enormous damage done to the Federal Republic of Nigeria by poor leadership over the years is incalculable. Indeed, the very fabric of our society has been deeply shaken and about to be shattered, if urgent action is not taken. Hence, the urgent wisdom of a fundamental and sustainable intervention aimed at raising high quality leaders.
Humanity’s history has shown that as long as the leadership question remains unresolved, the challenges of human progress would also remain unresolved. Leadership is the key to development. Good leadership opens a variety of great and powerful doors. But leaders do not just emerge automatically; leaders are raised through deliberate education, grooming and mentoring, as well as ethical training and discipline. This is why we are so determined to raise leaders of excellence, capacity and integrity.

Chinua Achebe once asserted that;

The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership

Whereas according to Ralph Nader,

The function of leadership is to show the way and produce more leaders, not more followers;

John Maxwell concludes that,

Everything rises and falls on leadership

If leadership is the matter with Nigeria and if leadership indeed determines everything, including nation building, national growth, progress and development, then, we see the need to join efforts in raising the standard and reengineering the direction of leadership in Nigeria.