OBA OKUNADE SIJUWADE ANNUAL LEADERSHIP LECTURE SERIES
The Oba Okunade Sijuwade Annual Leadership Lectures and Awards Series was institutionalized by IFE Business School on 3rd November, 2012, in recognition of the unique and invaluable contributions of His Imperial Majesty, Alayeluwa, Oba (Dr.) Okunade Sijuwade CFR, Olubuse II, Ooni of Ife, to the advancement of the course of Yoruba people worldwide, in particular, as well as the Nigerian state and the black race, in general, as Arole Oduduwa has become an enigma in global political circle and has carved a niche for himself not only as a worthy global Yoruba leader but also as an international statesman and foremost universal monarch.
The Oba Okunade Sijuwade Annual Leadership Lecture provides an excellent forum for leaders, traditional rulers and custodians of culture, senior executives in the public and private sectors, influential leaders and policy makers to address pertinent leadership issues in Nigeria and Africa in general to share their insights. The annual lecture serves as key instrument to constructively contribute to nation building and national development. The lecture provide roadmap for the nation which at present is groping for direction and fresh vistas, and generate ideas that propel national political and economic development of the country.