By Zafrullah Lamina
Ahmadi Muslim Students’ Association, Lagos State chapter has held its second edition of leadership summit at the Faculty of Education Auditorium, University of Lagos on April 27th, 2019.
The summit, which was attended by over 150 Ahmadi students in the state, was themed “Effective Leadership for Millennial: Exploring Limitless Possibilities.”
The President of the Association, Bro. Lamina Zafrullah, in his welcome speech, said the theme of the summit was chosen to develop millennial leaders to be confident in their identity and clear about their values and beliefs.
His words: “This theme was chosen to invest in millennial leaders like you to help you know and articulate who you are, so that you can lead with credibility and with competence.”
The Chairman of the Occasion, Mr Abdul Rafi Abdul Qadr, in his keynote address, explained in detail the definitions of Millennial and why every participant of the summit should be motivated and prepared to take up leadership positions.
The first speaker of the summit, Mr Tajudeen Oladoja, who was ably represented by Mr Abass Agbaje, spoke on the power of technology and innovation in developing Africans for the 4th industrial revolution.
Mr Agbaje, a trained public and motivational speaker, gave an electrifying speech that kept all listeners in awe.
He gave four strategic frameworks in preparation for the 4th industrial revolution. These strategies are spiritual connection, knowledge and skills, sharing of knowledge and applying skills to solve problems.
He said: “Technology and innovation is eating up human services and creating a new set of skills. For you to survive in the 4th industrial revolution, you need to update your skills.”
The second speech “Overcoming the Fear Of Failure” was delivered by Mrs Asaolu, a Senior Lecturer at Yaba College of Technology.
She highlighted three steps to overcoming the fear of failures: finding the benefits of past failures, when failure is possible, viewing it as a challenge, and treating oneself kindly when one experiences failure.
The final speaker at the summit was Barr. Tahir Ahmad who spoke on the topic “Living A Life of Purpose.”
The National President of the Association, Bro. Abdul Rafiq Alaka, gave the closing remarks of the summit.
He commended the organizers of the summit and urged all participants to practise what they have learnt and they should continue to forge ahead in search of knowledge.