According to her, one of the reasons for initiating the ‘Awo Conversation’ is to address the greatest challenges facing Nigeria, and, indeed, African countries, which has been generally recognised to be the dearth of leadership. She said: “ In furtherance of the foundation’s leadership project, we believe that a clearer understanding and deeper knowledge of the Awo concept would assist new and aspiring leaders to chart the much-desired course to national development. Awolowo-Dosunmu attributed most of the challenges confronting Nigerian youths to the faulty educational curricula, which, she said, had denied them the opportunity to learn about their nation’s history. “They have, as a result, been denied the opportunity to glean those lessons from the past that could be applied to the present in order to create a better future,” she said.
Source: The Guardian March 08, 2018 03:11 UTC