Ex-NDIC director set strategies for leaders in post COVID-19 world

A former director of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) Joshua Etopidiok has outlined leading strategies for public servants, policy makers and all leaders in a post COVID-19 era.

This is just as he received the backing of his serving and retired colleagues from the corporation at the launch of his 9 chapters book titled: “Leading in an unknown world.”

In his goodwill message, the Managing Director of NDIC, Mr Bello Hassan who was represented by the Executive Director, Corporate Services, Mrs Emily Osuji, commended the author and promised that the book will ‘find its way’ into the corporation’s library so as to enable all staff have access to the book.

In his opening remarks, the former Managing Director, NDIC Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim, said leaders and managers of different Organisations must be determined to make a difference during the current global crises.

Ibrahim, who was the Chairman of the Occasion, gave this advice at the Official book launch on on Saturday in Lagos.

The former NDIC boss noted that Leadership in a changing vulnerable, uncertain, complex world requires agile, imaginative, innovative, flexible and futuristic attitude.

Umaru explained that the global and local environment with an estimated population of 7.7 billion persons remains dynamic and in a constant static flux.

“In the face of these uncontrollable variables, leaders and managers must be determined to make a difference.

“Leadership in a changing world that is vulnerable, uncertain, complex and agile needs to be imaginative, innovative, flexible and futuristic in their own horizon,” Umaru said.

In an interview with newsmen, Etopidiok said in each of the chapters, there are implications for managers at all levels.

“So if this chapter did not appeal to you as a bank manager, the other will; and these cuts across markets, electricity companies, oil and gas among others. There is something for everyone.

“So we’ve taken pains to make sure that at any point in time, there’s something for everybody, even for the students who are in the primary, secondary school, there’s something to take away as long as people are willing to read,” he assured.

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