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AWOLOWO, AZIKIWE, AHMADU BELLO & ADEBOYE REFLECTIONS – THE CULTURE OF SERVANT-LEADERSHIP

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I reflected on those issues that contribute to greatness of any society or defined territory. I equally ruminate on what cause selflessness and selfishness. Apparently, personality described by psychologists as a combined product of nature and nurture. The Dictionary states that personality is a ‘’combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character’’ Thus, genetic and environmental stimuli are the greatest factors that forge the behavioural pattern of an individual. As it is with individuals, so it is with societies and nations. Given the fact that the aspirations of people differ from one nation to another as a result of the socio-cultural settings, beliefs, traditions, customs and norms, it should be expected that the approach of various governments to various issues would differ. Each nation is the product of its geography, historical experiences, economic resources and political values and organization. Succinctly put, each nation has a unique history on which it bases its actions or inactions, and also draws certain lessons. Each nation therefore develops a specific individuality and behavioural pattern that is peculiar to it and which may be called its national character. SELFLESSNESS:: I had a very brief discussion on how we could change our attitudes from selfishness to selflessness so that our society could move further. The first example that came to mind was Pastor E. A. Adeboye’s dealing with God. Pastor Adeboye was requested by God to ask for his birthday present over two decades ago. Let me state very honestly that if I was in Pastor Adeboye’s shoes, and God was kind to ask from me what I wanted, I would have asked for personal blessings first before going ahead to see if the Creator would be gracious to accommodate the requests of other people that are on my prayer list. But Daddy G.O as he is fondly addressed; like Biblical Solomon, must have amazed and impressed God by requesting that his congregation be blessed instead of himself. Just one divine encounter was what was required to change the lives of members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God globally through a covenant struck with the Creator by Pastor Adeboye, a man of great wisdom. We are learning. If Adeboye had requested for five (5) private jets on that occasion, God Almighty Who owns the earth and heaven and all that are therein could, if He so wished have added two more jets…

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