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japhetRenowned international public speaker, Mr. Japheth Joshua Omojuwa, on Wednesday, April 13, spoke at the third session of the Emerging Leaders Academy, ELA, of the American University of Nigeria, AUN.

The session, which held in the lobby of the AUN Hotel and Conference Center, kicked off with opening remarks from the AUN Assistant Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs, Mr. Byron Bullock, who also introduced the guest speaker.

Mr. Japheth Omojuwa, who is also a blogger, social media expert, socio-economic and political commentator, and CEO of Alpha Reach, spoke on the need to strive for new success each time an achievement is made. 

“Every new achievement is a ground zero for another one. See every accomplishment as a doorway to start a new one,” he said.

He encouraged participants to work hard in order to know more than what they are taught in school, adding that history would judge them differently for being AUN students with sufficient resources.

He also said that AUN students are groomed for the continent and inevitably the world.

Mr. Omojuwa buttressed his lecture with a very compelling story of Praise Fowowe, an international family life coach and advisor, who has remarkable successes regardless of his past predicaments.

“Never ever accept mediocrity. Never be satisfied and always ask what’s next,” he said.

Mr. Omojuwa, who spoke briefly about the power of the social media, told the students that they could take advantage of the unlimited resources they now have as a result of the Internet.

He told the students to expect social media scuffles, but taught them how to tackle the scuffles.

Speaking on the event, AUN student, Exploits Nicholas, said he was fortunate to be a part of the program.

“Leadership is one of my strong aspirations so this program presents me with the perfect opportunity, which I intend to take full advantage of.”

The ELA is a year-long leadership development program organized by the University to build the leadership skills and potentials of 60 select students on campus.

The program is also designed to foster interpersonal, social, ethical, and moral development and instill an attitude of social awareness and responsibility in its participants.

By Emmanuel Wogu

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