Mr Monday Osasah, Executive Director, Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development has called on Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the country to stay true to the purpose for which they were established.
Osasah made the call at the launch of the Centre’s strategy plan for the next five years, on Thursday in Abuja.
He noted that most NGOs in the country suffered mission drift because they lacked focus and ended up folding up, adding that such act could cause donor agencies to see them as not being serious, thereby, hampering development in the country.
“We have a lot of NGOs in this country that jump at every grant that comes their way.
“This does not speak well of them as lack of purpose makes them drift from their mission or vision statement.
“These donor agencies or funders will not take them serious and will not support them again.
“This in turn slows down development in the country,’’ he said.
Osasah, while launching the strategy plan, said that it would give the centre a clear direction to achieve its mandate.
He said that the centre hoped that its five-year strategy plan would address issues confronting the development of African continent.
“We will be focusing on the absence of a dynamic, strategic and visionary leadership, absence of or inappropriate strategies as well as inappropriate development approaches.We hope to achieve this at the end of 2023.’’
The Nigeria News Agency reports that the centre, a non-profit organisation, was established to build strategic leadership for sustainable development in Africa.