The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Segun Oni, has urged Nigerian leaders in public and private service to give back to their communities in a bid to ensure the progress and development our their society.
Oni, a former governor of Ekiti State, spoke at the weekend in Lagos at the induction of new executives of Ifaki UNIQ Brothers’ Club.
The APC chieftain said the time had come for all progressive-minded and successful Nigerians – whether in politics or business – to take community service as one of the elements of good leadership.
He said: “You are never successful, regardless of your position and wealth in any society, until you are able to give back to the people. Giving back to the society that raised us is one of the parameters to measure whether a man is successful or not.”
Oni described Apatiroko, the club’s new president, as the right choice, judging by his pedigree of service and contributions to the progress of Ifaki Ekiti and other parts of Nigeria.
Outgoing President Lanre Esan thanked the members of the club and the outgoing executives for their cooperation and commitment to the objectives and programmes of the club during his stewardship.