Renowned global Non-Governmental Organization , The Kukah Center and the first good governance newspaper in Nigeria, aThe New Narrative Newspaper, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on key areas that will enhance servant leadership and good governance in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.
As first step towards reaping the gains of the alliance, both institutions have announced the first Annual Leadership Lecture and Good Governance Awards 2019 scheduled to hold in December.
The Kukah Center was established by the highly revered Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah. It was founded on high level of integrity with a view to encouraging good governance, leadership development, inter religious dialogue and knowledge promotion and preservation.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in Abuja, Director of The Kukah Center, Rev. Father Atta Barkindo, Ph.D, said that the MoU signifies a collaboration among institutions with common passion for good leadership and governance culture.
“ It is our hope that these efforts together especially in the area of leadership lecture and good governance awards will stimulate a vibrant leadership to deliver positive, tangible and social change in Nigeria” he said.
Commenting on the MOU with the Kukah Center, Publisher/CEO of The New Narrative Newspaper, Mr. Kalu Okoronkwo said: “there is a need for good governance culture that will align with the United Nations development goals of participation, transparency, inclusiveness, equity, efficiency and accountability hence the collaboration is a sure vehicle towards realizing the global goals”.
Speaking further, Okoronkwo said that the first good governance awards represents a refreshing shift in paradigm in media and other awards in Nigeria as it will reward institutions and office holders with good governance culture.