CVL role model forum

Watch Prof. Pat Utomi on the CVL Walk the Talk Event

In this video, Prof. Pat Utomi shares his vision and wish for a better Nigeria hence this laudable out event that will involve a number of well-meaning Nigerians including you. Enjoy 🙂

More About the CVL Walk the Talk Event

On behalf of Prof. Pat Utomi, I invite you to the Walk The Talk event. The caption ‘WALK THE TALK’ literarily means: ‘PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH And Do What You Say’.

Walk The Talk is a values re-orientation outreach programme, a change movement, an initiative of Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) to preach its leadership values while reaching out to correct some social, economic and political challenges in our society today. It will involve a roadwalk by people who are determined to make sure that citizens of our dear country begin to do things right and will end with a cinema seminar.

Programme Outline:

  • Date: Saturday May 17, 2014
  • Time: 08:00am.
  • Assembling point: CVL Building, 6 Balarabe Musa Crescent, Off Samuel Manuwa Street, By 1004 Entrance Gate, Victoria Island.
  • Walk Route: From CVL office through 1004 2nd Gate to Civic Centre to Law School Under Bridge to Radinson Vlue Hotel to Bonny Camp and end at the Silverbird Galleria in Victoria Island.
  • Movie Title: Long Walk to Freedom.

To participate, you must get your walk kit before May 17, 2014 at the CVL Building, 6 Balarabe Musa Crescent, Off Samuel Manuwa Street (by 1004 entrance gate) Victoria Island, Lagos.

Content of the Kit:

  1. Draw string bag
  2. T-shirt
  3. Face cap D. Pen
  4. Wrist band
  5. Face towel
  6. Ticket for Snacks and Drinks
  7. Movie Ticket

You can get the kit for a token of N3,000.00 only. (This token also covers the cost for cinema seminar)

NB: Students who present a valid ID card will get a discount of 50% (N1,500).

Diamond and Platinum members of the CVL Club will get the kit at N2,000.00

Payments can be made at the CVL Office or to the nearest Keystone Bank:

  • Account Name: Centre for Values in Leadership
  • Account No: 1000238125

Please bring along your bank deposit slip for collection of the walk kit.

CVL will be honoured to have you grace the event with your presence. For more details please contact the following: Stephanie- 07034296856, Adetoun: 08033982133 or e-mail:, or, BB Pin: 2B30E3BD,

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CVL (Centre for Values in Leadership) is a not-for-profit organization set up on the 10th of March 2004 by Prof Pat Utomi. Our mission is to equip generations of young Nigerians with values and leadership skills, which will make them become effective, values-driven leaders that will serve as catalysts for improvement of the quality of life in Nigeria.


CFA and Prof Pat Utomi

What Prof. Pat Utomi has to say about CFA?

Recently, I was invited to speak at Prof Pat Utomi’s Role Model Forum along the Chairman of Access Bank and CEO of C&I Leasing. As you would expect I was the last speaker but I delivered with some much passion and wisdom that most likely led to this letter of appreciation.

God Almighty has been so kind in ways I cannot explain. I am not the smartest or wisest kid out there so I understand and accept the place of grace in the life of any man.

Am I sharing this to blow my trumpet? Not at all.

So, why am I sharing it? I am sharing it for two reasons;

  1. Help people strive to become the best they can be because you see most times people get lifted when they read stuff like this which is the idea behind this blog.
  2. Also, let people understand the power of goal setting. I set a goal for a 100 speaking engagements this year and from nowhere I am receiving various invitations to speak.

Am I a great speaker yet? Not really, I am WIP (work in progress) but here is what Prof. Pat Utomi had to say after my speech at the Centre for Values in Leadership’s Role Model Forum:

The Founder and Management of CVL wish to express our sincere gratitude to you for honouring our invitation to share your experience with our young professionals at the January 2013 edition of the CVL Role Model Forum.

The story you shared and lesson drawn from it has been described as a masterpiece that will remain a point of reference for all time. Thank you for sharing your presence and thoughts with us. We are proud of your acceptance to be our partner in sowing the seed for a better future – a just, fair and humane society for us and for our coming generations.

Our participants were really inspired by your life experience. We look forward to more collaboration with you.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

For: Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL Ltd/GTE)

Pat Utomi (Founder/CEO) and Uchenna Achunine (COO)

CFA and Prof Pat Utomi

Join me, Prof. Pat Utomi, Gbenga Oyebode and Chukwuemeka Ndu at the Role Model Forum

So, where would you be on the 19th of January, 2013?

As for me, I would be at the Prof. Pat Utomi’s Centre for Values and Leadership (CVL) role model forum both as a speaker and student.

Personally, I love to learn from great minds because no matter how smart you think you are, you can never know it all. So, would you

CFA and Prof Pat Utomi
CFA and Prof Pat Utomi

please accept my special invitation to attend the role model event at no cost whatsoever?

One of the keys to being and staying successful is to make sure you live a life of constant learning. Read what Fola Adeola of GTBank fame says about being a student here. You will see why you need to grab events like this with both hands.

I am happy and honoured that I sharing a bit of my story at the event – it happens to be the very first speaking engagement of this year. Remember, my 365 days, 100 Goals summit?

This is indeed huge for me and all glory goes back to God. So its 1 down, 99 to go 🙂  Goal setting is powerful, just go on and give it a try starting today!

Profile of the other Speakers?

1. Gbenga Oyebode

Managing Partner of Aluko and Oyebode, one of the largest integrated law firms in Nigeria, with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port-harcourt. He was admitted as a Barrister and solicitor of the supreme court of Nigeria in June 1980 and in November 1983 as an attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court of the New York State. A fellow of the Chartered institute of Arbitrators (Uk) and the Nigerian Leadership Initiative, who was conferred with one of Nigeria’s highest honours, the Member of the order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2000.

Mr. Oyebode sits on the Africa Advisory Committee of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and serves on the board of MTN Nig. Ltd He is also Chairman, Access Bank PLC and Okomu Oil palm Company.

2. Chukwuemeka Ndu

A Chartered Accountant and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of C&I Leasing Plc, was until June 2000 the Chairman of the Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria (ELAN). Mr. Emeka Ndu acquired auditing and consulting experience with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, prior to establishing C&I with a group of investors.

Mr. Ndu had worked for the Ibru Group, as Group Finance Manager of the Fishing Group and Ventures & Trusts Ltd., a venture capital company, as an investment executive. Mr. Ndu has served as the Chairman of the Shipping and Marine Services Sub-Committee of the National Consultative Forum set up by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (National Content Division) to promote indigenous content in the Nigerian oil & gas industry. He has also served as Chairman on a similar committee set up by the Nigeria Maritime and Safety Administration (NIMASA).

role model forum
Participants at the last Edition of CVL’s Role Model Forum

Details of this Month’s Role Model Forum

 Date: 19th of January 2013

Time: 12noon

Venue: CVL Building, 6 Balarabe Musa Crescent, Off Samuel Manuwa Street, by 1004 Flats, Victoria Island, Lagos

Attendance is free and only 100 seats are available. So secure your seat now by emailing or texting: 08089597725 or with your full name, email, organization, position, contact address and phone number.

Don’t you think it is a cool Opportunity?

I am blessed with spotting good opportunities and I can tell you straight up that the CVL’s monthly role model forum is a cool opportunity. It doesn’t just stop with hearing successful folks tell their stories, you can also ask them challenging questions.

I remember at the last role model forum, a participant asked Tonye Cole of Sahara Energy how he handles the issue of bribery and corruption in the Oil & Gas sector since he is preaching integrity?

Trust me when I say this is one event you cannot and should not miss for any reason except of course it is totally beyond your control. So, would you be attending? I love to hear from you, so feel free to use the comment box below.