Mrs. Bella Disu, daughter of Globacom founder, Mike Adenuga, who says she is leading social activism is asking African leaders to help the continent reach its fullest potential.
The younger Adenuga who holds the number two position as Executive Vice Chairman of Globacom, the Nigerian second national operator that owns Glo Mobile, says she is on a social activism drive for good governance and leadership.
The Globacom EVC says in a LinkedIn post that her new dream for Africa is one in which leaders will deliver dividends of infrastructure growth among others to unlock the fullest potentials of the continent.
According to her, Africa’s vast geographical landscape of about 60% arable land is a goldmine of opportunities and one which “if tapped into would yield the continent that no longer has challenges that are endemic to our populace.”
Globacom’s number two exec’s “overarching dream for Africa is one where through good governance, our leaders can work to eliminate the lack of access to quality education, basic healthcare, issues with gender and equality and infrastructure so that truly, we can reach our full potentials.”
Adenuga’s daughter says she could no longer look the other way as endemic challenges faced by Africans continue to undermine the continent’s ability to reach its fullest potential.
“This year has brought about a lot of social activism for me. The things I could turn a blind eye to, I no longer can. Issues I previously ignored, I now probe and try to ask questions from the right parties. Some may call it a coming of age. Whatever it is, the niggling in my spirit won’t subside and the thoughts keep me up at night”, she says.
“Therefore, when I stumbled upon this excerpt from a recording earlier in the year, I asked myself if my answers would hold true today—if they’d hold true even for Nigeria. The truth? No.
“Good governance and leadership don’t find their abode only with those at the helm of affairs of the nation. They trickle down to the barest minimum… states, towns and local communities”, she adds underscoring the role of all in the new drive.
“To eliminate challenges that are endemic to our populace, we must discard complaining and not playing our part. The idea of « they aren’t playing their role, why should I? »
“So, yes, individual advocacy for what we know is good and know is better should be blared.”
According to her, “It’s the least we can do. To truly be at peace and tell generations that we played our part.”
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