Executive Director of the Lightup Foundation, Olasubomi Aina Iginla (MBE), has tasked Nigerian youths with self-development and to stop chasing worldly things that may affect their future career.
Iginla said this while addressing students of Lagos Anglican Grammar School at the school premises in Suruelere, Lagos, as part of activities commemorating the 50th graduation of the school’s 1967/71 set.
In a topic titled ‘Yes You Can’, Iginla explained that those who have integrity and can add value to society are not celebrated and easily forgotten, while Nigerians prefer to celebrate rich people without knowing the source of their wealth.
“It is not what a man drives that makes a man but what is driving a man, which is usually from within. Let’s believe in ourselves and we should stop running after money for the wrong reasons,” she told the pupils.
Iginla, Director Global NGO Executive Committee (GNEC) Liasion to the UN, who was recently appointed by the Federal Government as the Diaspora Ambassador to Nigeria as well as the National Assembly Ambassador to the UK, urged the students not to be driven by ephemeral lifestyles and worldly things.
She, however, encouraged them to dream big and always be led by God. She added that many Nigerian youths nowadays are planning to travel out without a purpose, adding that such travelling may lead them into trouble.
“Don’t travel out because everybody is travelling out. Wait for your appointed time. Try to be led by God and when you travel out of the country, try to come back home and help the community that made you,” she said.
Meanwhile it was a celebration of joy and reunion for the 1967/71 Set of Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School when they gathered on Sunday to mark 50 years of leaving their former secondary school in Surulere, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
More than 40 old students attended the Sunday thanksgiving service held at the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Surulere before proceeding to a well-packaged reception where the old students, families, well-wishers, relations and friends dine and wine together to celebrate the goodness of God in the lives of the old students.