4 Drawn oil and gas experts, three of them are also authors.
5 Mr Austin Avuru, the Founder and Executive Chairman of AA Holdings, one of the panelists, said that lack of lack of corporate governance structure was a reason for demise of several businesses in Nigeria.
6 He said that this was because young people did not have books from which to learn how to grow enterprises to last generations.
8 He enumerated reforms brought into the NLNG by Omotowa due to his resilience and tenacity.
9 Mshelbila said the author left solid foundation for continuity in the local content drive in the firm.
10 He, and other panelists, enumerated interventions of the author and other interactions that qualified him as role model whom the younger generation must emulate.
12 Also among them were Mr Isah Inuwa, a retiree of the NLNG and Dr Waziri Adio, former Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Transparency Initiative (NEITI), who joined virtually.
13 The panelists said the nation needed role models who could point the way of how intergrity and courage could shape global businesses.
14 They called for value re-orientatation in the nation while reeling out success stories of Omotowa who rose from the lowest cadre of his career to the pinnacle.
15 The panelists said he rose through hard work, courage and integrity while shunning corruption.
18 He said that the younger generations needed this to correct negative perceptions about Nigeria while building lasting legacies.
19 Makanjuola said mentorship was important to raise upright leaders.
20 According to him, the younger generation cannot be”coerced”, hence, the need for real role models.
23 He said the book, listed on Amazon, presented a good context for the nation’s youths to courageously pursue entrepreneurship goals with honestly.
24 The reviewer described the book as an easy read that had great potential for global readership.
25 Enelamah said it contains several leadership lessons loaded with personal examples of Omotowa’s courage to surmount opposition to do things right.
26 He said the book documented step by step journey of the author from his humble background in Ile Ife.
27 The reviewer said it touched on the role of parents in inculcating the right values which helped Omotowa excel without compromising.
28 He said chapter two of the book is “quite empowering” and teaches how to prioritise goals, while not ignoring the power of sacrifices.
29 Enelamah said the book was “illuminating” on how the author handled employees without losing focus on integrity.
30 He said it revealed how the author adopted courage to remain incorruptible in the face of opposition in his journey from the”Storeroom to Boardroom”.
32 She said that he did not pretend to be a saint or super human to conceal his errors.
33 Kogbara said he did not mince words in his fight against corruption, describing the book’s launch as timely.
34 She said that this was because young people did not have adequate books on best practices.
35 Speaking with journalists, Omotowa urged parents to inculcate the right values in their children early in life.
36 The author said that this would teach them contentment to make them incorruptible.
37 He said that the values of hard work, courage and integrity he picked up early in his life from his parents helped him to bring transformation in his career path from the bottom to top.