Project54 Africa, a capacity development, value-based leadership organisation based in the United States of America, is organising a transformational leadership summit for undergraduates, academic and non- academic staff of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta.
The event is billed to hold on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
According to Mr Ade Adeyemi, the Founder of Project54 Africa “our mission is to transform Africa one person at a time and this closely aligned with that of John C. Maxwell, the world-renowned leadership guru and author of about 100 books on leadership and values transformation, whose vision is to transform leadership in every country in the world.”
In a press statement, Adeyemi stated that “we want to launch our African countries transformational journey at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere campus Abeokuta taking the entire faculty and students on a journey that will drastically transform the culture of the institution, and values of our future leaders.”
In 2015, John devised a formula to transform countries by bringing together leaders of all eight spheres of influence around Transformation Tables.
Adeyemi further explained that “transformation tables are: values-based leadership development lessons, designed to encourage self-reflection and consistent action. They are 6 weeks long, 1 lesson each week. Each table lesson lasts 1 hour.”
He added: “We at Project54 Africa, believe that transformation happens one person at a time, and also that transformed people transform communities. As we embark on launching this transformational journey in Africa, we respectfully ask that Moshood Abiola Polytechnic host our very first value transformational workshop on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022.”
In his own contribution, Pastor Ezekiel Obasanya, National President, MAPOLY Alumni Association, said that “the transformation leadership summit in conjunction with alumni and the dynamic management led by Dr Adeoye Odedeji, Rector, MAPOLY is apt, timely and significant to transform our society.”
Obasanya further added that “the summit is expected to be attended by High Commissioner of the African Union (AU), Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Prof Abayomi Adelaja Arigbabu, distinguished leaders of all eight spheres of influence in Ogun State, leaders of service clubs and organisations, MAPOLY students, faculty and members of the public will start the institutions week 1 of 12 on the transformation journey.”
He said, “from past experiences, these values work is the way we shall beat the ideology of hate which is directly responsible for cultism, kidnapping, indiscriminate killing, ritual killings and several get rich schemes and unethical behaviours of our present youths which degrade our society.”
Adeyemi added that “We shall use the same framework that has been used to transform countries like Costa Rica, Paraguay and Guatemala. When applied specifically at MAPOLY, we expect to see a drastic change in the institution and also transported home to siblings and parents positively transforming our community because transformed people transform countries.”
Adeyemi, an Alumnus of MAPOLY added that “nothing gives me more pleasure than being able to contribute to future greatness and I thank the alumni association, the current administration and management for allowing me to add value to our future leaders.”