Why We Honoured T.Y Danjuma-Utomi


By Okafor Joseph Afam

Monday, March 5,2018

The founder of the Centre for Value in Leadership has explained that his organization decided to honour General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (RTD) was aimed at celebrating him (Danjuma) who has had a long-standing involvement in strategic philosophy.

He stated this recently at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, the venue of a leadership colloquium organized by the centre for leadership and value to honour Gen. Danjuma who recently turned eighty years of age.

According to him, the Centre has developed a culture of honouring Nigerians that have eminently but silently contributed to the development of human capital in the country of which General Danjuma has become a leading light.


In his words, it is our decision today to honour a man that has positively created social impact in the society. A man that has assisted in no small measure in wiping the tears of the seek and has empowered the young people without caring to know the status of their parents in the society.


He noted that TY Danjuma has pursued philanthropy with much vigour as and achieved tremendous just the way he did in other areas of endeavors.

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 On his part, Ndidi Nwuneil Founder, Leap Africa, stated that the basic challenge facing Nigeria economy is unstable governmental policies.

According to her Nigeria has a very short-term policy that change anytime and where the public sector refuses to partner with private sector to move the economy forward.

Ndidi, further revealed that in the office of the President of United State of America During tenures of Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama had an office for Centre for Value in leadership that collaborate with non-governmental organizations in human capital development.

 She commended TY Danjuma for finding Philanthropy necessary while calling on the federal and state governments to collaborate with organizations with laudable programs.

Still at the event, Engr Chidi Izuwah, Acting Director General  DG, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC)  stressed that the burden of infrastructural development cannot be left alone for the government to carry.

 He, therefore, called for called for public-private participation to the team through collaboration to fill the infrastructural gap in the nation.


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