EKPEYE ETHNIC NATION IN THE EMERGING DISPENSATION: THE ROLE OF ELDERS AND YOUTHS IN LEADERSHIP; BEING A PAPER PRESENTED BY PROF. PRINCE NWACHUKWU OLOLUBE AT THE UZUGBANI EKPEYE (EKPEYE’S GENERAL ASSEMBLY) INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF NEW NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL ON 18th AUGUST 2022 IN AHOADA TOWN, AHOADA EAST LGA, RIVERS STATE
Ekpeye ethnic nation in the emerging dispensation: The Role of elders and youths in leadership has been of major concern to all native Ekpeye People. Ethics, values and morals have eroded some of our elders and youth leaders in Ekpeye Ethnic nation as a result of high rate of “Social Sins”- the way some of our elders and youth leaders conduct themselves is beginning to have negative effects on Ekpeye ethnic nation in particular and Nigeria in general. Social sins which are now permeable in Ekpeye ethnic nation has become legitimate and acceptable and quite common nowadays, and elders and youths have little or no influence in solving the menace of social sins in Ekpeye ethnic nation and the families that live in it. This cutting-edge inquiry that reviewed and systematized what was hitherto known and what is yet to be acknowledged as social sins and the quality of some elders and youths in leadership in Ekpeye ethnic nation are problematic. A self-organized observation and review was used for document gathering and systematic analyses of the documents reviewed were used to measure the validity and reliability of this lecture. My observation and findings from the literature revealed that significant connections exits between social sins and the quality of some elders and youths leaders and the unity and development of the Ekpeye ethnic nation. Among other recommendations are that for Ekpeye ethnic nation must be united to develop in line with global best practices, the rate of social sins need to be reduced to the barest minimum by some of our elders and youths and communities in general. Our institutions (private or public), nonprofit organizations, families and communities must ensure that strong values are promoted and protected for Ekpeye Ethnic nation to move forward.
Prof. Prince Nwachukwu Ololube PhD., PGD, M.Ed., B.Sc.Ed., FCAI. CMC. FIMC., is a Professor of Educational Management and Leadership at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Port Harcourt- Department of Educational Management. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org