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‘’Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it’’ Proverbs 22:6 ‘’My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ‘’For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck’’ – Proverbs 1:8 & 9 This piece is written to encourage our youths. Stepping into the shoes of geniuses and highly successful people commands and demands extra efforts. The present generation of young Nigerians is increasingly getting restive about political ambitions. These emerging leaders, usually referred to as: ‘’leaders of tomorrow’’ are in every sub-sector of our national life – family businesses, places of worship, and even in politics , a vocation that has lately been afflicted by effects of feverish struggles and ambition to replace incumbents. To succeed and make remarkable impressions, the personality being groomed must be prepared for the envisaged assignment. Failure to plan and understand the intricacies of the society and particularly organizations to be led, accounts for colossal failures. Mentoring is a very important phenomenon. THE ISSUE AT STAKE: Preparations made by the noble figures named below are what we are constructing upon today. Many countries of the Far-East, widely known as the Asian Tigers were at the same level of development as Nigeria in 1960; but they have all now pulled far ahead and transformed their economies. Countries like China, Malaysia, India, Japan, and South Korea have performed economic miracles through massive investments in their human capital and have been able to develop their manufacturing sectors. Singapore remains a case study in commitment and dedication to the common good. Nigeria is still in search of a common set of values that all Nigerians can relate to. Largely, they employed the concept of visioning and long range planning and total commitment and dedication to ideals of their societies NIGERIA’S NATIONALISTS & INDEPENDENCE HEROES: We will not use this paragraph as a quiz because it is sure that many Nigerians would fail the, should we ask questions on who they were and what are their contributions to national development.  And most of them, and their good deeds have evidently been recorded in the hall of fame. They were freedom fighters who gave their all to ensure that Nigeria got independence from British colonialists.  Herbert Macaulay, Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Tafawa Balewa, Michael Okpara,…

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