Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat has stressed the need for Nigerians to be courageous, have the ability to process information and put their thoughts, views and experiences through books for the good and development of society.
The Deputy Governor gave the advice at the 10th Anniversary of Morayo Afolabi-Brown on TV and the Launch of her book titled “Becoming the Queen of Talk TV” held on Saturday at the Harbour Point Event Centre, Victoria Island Lagos.
Dr. Hamzat stated one of the things that are actually missing in recent times is the ability for people to share their thoughts and experiences in life, adding that a lot of people have done great things in life and such good things should be documented for posterity and others to learn from and emulate. He said, “We amplify the worst things in our lives in Nigeria, but we should also amplify good things when they are done and should be documented”.
He applauded the author on how she has sustained her show for 10 years and not necessarily streamlining it on a particular category but spreading it to gather different angles and views to make it enjoyable to all.
While commending and congratulating the celebrant for her accomplishment and ability for putting her thoughts together, Hamzat advised the Nigerian youths to emulate her by being humble despite their successes, stressing that success does not mean a lack of humility, as both virtues co-habitats.
“I just hope that others can follow in her footsteps and understand that success does not mean lack of humility because you must combine humility with success”, he said.
The Deputy Governor went further to extol some of her personal traits that have endeared her to a great number of people in the decade, saying the celebrant is very cultural, respectful and well-behaved which propelled her into the limelight.
Earlier in her remarks, the former Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo described the author as a strong, beautiful, kind and compassionate woman who through her show has given women in the country a voice.
Mrs. Adefisayo said Morayo Afolabi-Brown from her childhood has exhibited great leadership skills, intelligence and compassion which have made her what she is today.