The Future Nigeria Project, an initiative of the Leaders Club of the Christian Network for Justice and Community Development (CNJC), is an attempt to redefine leadership in Nigeria and to extricate Nigeria from the claptrap of the past- the claptrap of neo- feudalism and traditionalism. The Future Nigeria must be rooted in a social framework that enables the nation to solve its social and economic problems and remain stable. It must be rooted in a set of values, rules and institutions that enable the country compete with the rest of the world in a fast changing global economy. We must be a nation that survives in the future because we have built ourselves to last.
The Leaders Club is organizing the Future Nigeria Conference on May 10, 2014 in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory to understand the crisis of leadership and development in Nigeria and to piece together the values and institutional frameworks that will result in a future Nigeria built to last. The conference will attract Nigerians of different religious and political beliefs and interests who have a commitment to work for a better Nigeria that works for everyone and survives the dynamics of tomorrow’s world.
Social thinkers will present and discuss papers on transformational leadership in Nigeria deriving inspirations from the scriptures and the literature of leadership. The essence of the papers and the discussion that follows them is to generate ideas on the kind of leadership that can change the country and build a strong commitment to work towards a new Nigeria of democratic and righteous social order that guarantees prosperity and peace.