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Ausso Leadership Academy launches #Take5toGiveBack to impact governance at the grassroot
As part of her one-year anniversary commemoration, the Ausso Leadership Academy (#ALA) has launched the #Take5toGiveback programme in a bid to extend the ultimate mentorship experience to grassroots government decision makers in Nigeria. #Take5toGiveback, a brainchild of the Alumni of #ALA aims to impact Local Government Chairmen and other decision makers within the Local Government […]
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As part of her one-year anniversary commemoration, the Ausso Leadership Academy (#ALA) has launched the #Take5toGiveback programme in a bid to extend the ultimate mentorship experience to grassroots government decision makers in Nigeria.
#Take5toGiveback,a brainchild of the Alumni of #ALA aims to impact Local Government Chairmen andother decision makers within the Local Government Areas (LGAs). The programentails soliciting sponsorships from Corporate Bodies and well-meaning High NetworthIndividuals to sponsor at least five decision makers from select LGAs to attendeach cohort of the #ALA Signature Masterclasses to imbibe the mentorshipframework for effective governance that will improve their communities; Itcannot be gainsaid that to make any meaningful progress towards job creationand shared prosperity, Business must move in step with Government andRegulators rather than each operating in silos.
The mentorshipframework will cover three distinct areas; the first being DrivingAlignment through inspirational leadership and courageousfollowership, delivering a project through relentless execution and imbibingthe virtue of serving the electorate. The second focus area is Winning On Delivering Value, leadingand managing change and setting up for socio-economic growth, while the thirdfocus area is Imbibing CorporateGovernance and Ethics, re-imaging the workplace for greaterproductivity and leaving an endearing legacy.
This initiative will empowerdecision makers at the Local Government Area to enact and enforce enablingregulation as well as breaking down the barrier between Government and Business,to foster inclusive growth at the grassroots, thus ensuring shared prosperity.
#ALA set the ballrolling by offering a full scholarship to Hon. Bolaji Madamidola (Chairman,House Committee on Education, Youth and Sport Development, Iru-Victoria IslandLCDA) of the Eti-Osa Local Government Area. Seeing the benefit of the impact,Hon. Madamidola convinced his cohort to assist in extending the benefit to hisother colleagues in the LGAs, and hence the initiative was born. OtherLegislators that have attended #ALA as Guest Delegates are Hon.Tayo James andHon. Rotimi Ojutamo, both of Eti-Osa LGA.
Speaking at the occasionof the launch during the anniversary celebration, the Founder and ChiefExecutive Officer of the Ausso Leadership Academy, Austin Okere noted that thestrides of the academy in just one year is a validation of its founding purpose,which is to mentor entrepreneurs to institutionalize and scale theirbusinesses geometrically in order to maximize the jobs they create and ensureshared prosperity . He passionately appealed for full support to the #Take5toGiveBack initiative, to enablemore members of the legislature and decision makers in government to benefitfrom the #ALA impact.
Thanking allstakeholders for their commitment and support, he remarked that one year frominception, ALA has remained true to its purpose and we have enjoyed ever-increasingrecognition and endorsement by key stakeholders.
This is highlighted bythe visits of the Hon. Min. of Industry, Trade and Investments, Dr. OkeyEnelama, Former Minister of Communications and Technology, Dr Omoobola Johnson,Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mrs Aishah Ahmad, the CEOof the three exchanges, Mr Oscar Onyema (Nigerian Stock Exchange), Mr BolaOnadele (FMDQ) and Mr Bola Ajomale (NASD), the former DG of the NationalPension Commission, Muhammad K. Ahmad (OON), the Deputy British High Commissionerin Nigeria, Laure Beaufils, and many others.
We are indeed gratefulto everyone that has committed themselves to this initiative, and we continueto count on you in our quest to mentor the giants of today and tomorrow,especially those in government on whom we depend for an enabling environmentfor business growth , he concluded.
In his testimonial, MrUdukheli Izibuno, an Alumni of the Academy said every aspect of thisinstitution has been carefully designed for the next generation of people thatwill do great things. I think #ALA is properly designed and properly targetedto attract these set of entrepreneurs and leaders.”
In the past year, theAusso Leadership Academy has Mentored about 102 Entrepreneurs, representing 10major corporates from diverse industry sectors and about 44 medium enterprises.The academy has hosted 47 Champions of Business and Entrepreneurship to sharetheir experiences and impacted about 400 Guest Delegates with its open Sessions;in line with her commitment of building a strong Community of Nigerian BusinessLeaders and Entrepreneurs.
Using its onlinecontent platform, #BusinessInsightsWithAO, ALA has produced over 50 videoepisodes on salient business and leadership issues to an audience of over 77,000viewers on YouTube and other social media.