Molade Okoya Thomas indoor sports hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos was a sight to behold as academics, artisans and politicians besieged the venue for the 2019 edition of Bola Ahmed Tinubu Mentorship conference.
The conference which was the first of its kind was put together to turn out exceptional leaders saw political elites, academics and businessmen and women alike coming from far and near to contribute their quota to the success story.
In his speech, the convener of the epoch-making event, Hon. Doyin Johnson described the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Mentorship conference as a platform to harmonise all lovers, mentees and young disciples of Bola Ahmed Tinubu into a fold for continuous learning for posterity and the good of the nation, Nigeria.
He stressed further “It’s a known fact that Bola Ahmed Tinubu is an institution in Africa which all reasonable thinkers must learn from, the only leader in the entire West Africa countries who has the lineage of making direct young leaders in thousands”.
“You will agree with me that Bola Tinubu, my principal, mentor and role model and arguably the father of the modern politics in Nigeria, a bridge-builder, dogged fighter, a true nationalist, master strategist, the man of all season and the national leader of All Progressive Congress (APC)”. he stated.
“The conference is meant to be held annually in the month of October immediately after the celebration of Nigeria independence will not be found wanting in pursuing and impacting the visionary leadership style, doggedness, sincerity, uprightness, giving spirit and other good ways of life from Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu into others who may want to emulate from the ‘great son of Africa from Yoruba race”.
Some of the speakers who did justice to the theme of the conference tagged ‘Mentoring for personal and national development” includes the Deputy Chairman of Lagos State All Progressive Congress and former special adviser to Babatunde Fashola led administration, Chief Sunny Ajose, the national chairman of MBO Dynamic Support Group, Mallam Usman Ibrahim, one time member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Segun Olulade.
Others include the former Managing Director of Lagos State Waste Management Authority and chairman of Globetech Remedial ltd, Mr Ola Oresanya and the Group Senior Manager, Human Resources, TVC Communications, Mrs Stella Obialor respectively.
Meanwhile, Hon. Johnson showered encomium on the Chief Host, His Excellency, Babjide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, tje former governor of Ogun State and chairman of the event, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, the former governor of Osun State, Minister of Interior and keynote speaker, Hon. Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the current governor of Osun State and special guest of honour, His Excellency, Governor Gboyega Oyetola and all the special guests; Her Excellency Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, Senator Akin Odunsi, Cardinal James Odunmbaku, Senator Bayo Osinowo, Rt. Hon. Mudasiru Obasa and Hon. Tunde Balogun for their unflinching supports to make the event a memorable one.