Imbibe spirit of sacrificial leadership, Awolowo Dosumu urges leaders

Leaders ALL OVER the world, especially Nigerian leaders, have been urged to imbibe the spirit of sacrificial leadership of the sage and his jewel of inestimable value, Chief Obafemi and Mama HID Awolowo.

Speaking with the leadership of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Oyo State chapter, at her Ikenne country home, on Wednesday, Ambassador (Dr) Mrs Olatokunbo Awolowo Dosumu said she would love her parents to be remembered for their sacrificial leadership.

Her words: “The kind of sacrificial leadership that puts other people and places the interest of the community at large above personal interest.”

Ambassador Dr Awolowo Dosumu, who is the Executive Director, Obafemi Awolowo Foundation, Co-Chairman, African Newspapers of Nigeria (ANN) Plc, publishers of the Tribune titles and the Vice Chairman and Co-Director, Dideolu Specialist Hospital, Ikenne, while commenting on population control, said it made eminent sense for parents, especially mothers, to have the number of children they could successfully cater for.

The Medical Doctor, who noted that it might be difficult to control the population in the nearest future as it would endanger culture, however, opined that it would sustain quality life.

In order to reduce the number of street children, therefore, the executive director implored women to make provision for looking after their children as soon as they began to have them.

According to her, going by the reality of life these days, most women go out to work, urging them to create time to teach their children how to live and cope with life.

Led by Oyo NAWOJ chairperson, Comrade Foluso Lala, the association noted with enthusiasm, the contributions of Ambassador Awolowo Dosumu to the development of Nigeria through her activities in the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation, for which the women group hoped to honour her before the end of the year.