He said that Nigeria needed to move from a consuming economy to a more productive one to achieve greatness.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the conference was entitled, ‘Productive Leadership For Organisational Growth”.
Ayokunle said the bane of Nigeria was that the country consumed more than it could produce.
He reiterated that a non producing country would continue to depend on productive countries for survival.
He said that working refineries for the country’s petroleum products would have enthroned cheaper and readily available products and create more job opportunities for youths.
He stressed that prices of goods and services were high because the country was not producing many of the things it needed.
The General Overseer, Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, Rev. Sam Aboyeji, said strategy and action plans without the fire of enthusiasm would produce nothing.
According to Aboyeji, leaders will lack conviction and integrity without the fear of God and thus never be productive.
“Unfaithfulness produces bad jobs and negative productivity while integrity is synonymous with a leader’s quality control mechanism,” he said.
He said that to make critical transformation in the country, the building of institutions was very germane.
He said the country needed core, selfless leaders who would take the burden of rebuilding its walls as Nehemiah did in the Bible.
“We need those who will bargain among themselves and resolve that this great country must be savaged, it’s that which will proclaim a real definition of vision,” he said.