Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola and Founder of MRS Group, Sayyu Dantata are among some of the first set of leading businessmen in Nigeria to place order for the yet to be released book on Management and Leadership titled ‘Strategic Turnaround’.
A statement, signed by the CEO of LASIKO Marketing Ltd, official marketing Partner of the book, Damilare Ogunleye, said Strategic Turnaround, written by Dr. Dakuku Peterside, who is the immediate past Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), chronicles the transformation of a strategic government agency in Nigeria.
According to the statement, Femi Otedola, who ordered for one thousand copies of the book at cover price for distribution to selected institutions across the country, expressed his belief in the reformation of public sector institutions as an enabler for private sector performance.
In his words, “I believe in the reforms of public sector institutions for greater efficiency and effectiveness. If our public sector institutions are functioning well like their counterparts in other parts of the globe, it will lead to improvement in quality of services rendered and will strengthen the private sector to create jobs that will address poverty and accelerate development.”
On his part, founding Chairman of MRS Group, Dantata, who also placed order for 500 copies of the book, wants as many aspiring leaders to read and learn from the story of the transformation of NIMASA through committed and visionary leadership.
“I want as many people as possible to read about the success story of how one of the most important agencies of government in Nigeria was transformed under a period of four years. If NIMASA can be effectively reformed then all other agencies can be reformed. All we need is visionary and focused leadership which Dr. Peterside gave while at NIMASA”. Dantata said.
Dr. Dakuku Peterside
According to the statement, six other notable business leaders have also ordered for several hundred copies of the book, which according to the publishers, Safari books, will be released at a public presentation on 28 January 2021.
Strategic Turnaround is a book written in simple narrative and expository style that tells the story of the major reform initiatives adopted to transform NIMASA from a non performing agency to a global brand that is alive to its regulatory and promotional mandate. It is a detailed account of Management and leadership principles that were applied to turnaround NIMASA in such a short period.