‘Leaders Must Be Competent, Able To Communicate’- Ex President Obasanjo Says

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that anyone who is a leader on any level, must be competent and be able to communicate effectively.

He stated this while speaking at the Pro. Gabriel Fakeye Memorial Lecture titled “The Challenge of Good Governance, National Stability and Development”, at Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church, Ayo Ni O.

Obasanjo also said that good governance was important for the socio-economic growth of the country.

“We see leaders as managers that make decisions, organise people and achieve organizational goals; yes, leaders must do all those, but leaders must be visionary and must communicate strategies to achieve the vision.

“The ability to take risks and adapt to change, develop a vision, influence people, provide direction, innovate and solve problems is the hallmark of leadership.

“Appointment at the leadership level should be based on competence, knowledge and experience; any other consideration will be based on sub-optimal,” Obasanjo said.

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