Akaraugo Ajuzie

ABOUT ME

Akaraugo Ajuzie

ABOUT ME

I AM HOME-BRED…

A president winnersglory foundation. Politician & philanthropist. President/CEO Anak group of companies worldwide.

I am Akaraugo Ajuzie from Umuakagu Nsu, [Imo state ], and I had my early education at Central School Umuakagu Nsu. I thereafter attended Kilroy College, Dublin Ireland, from where I proceeded to obtain further education at Drogheda College of Further Education, Ireland in Travel & Tourism (2005 – 2007); and obtained a business management degree at London School of Business Management, London. I am currently a research associate and a law graduate at DBS, Dublin, Ireland.

Over the past 25 years, I have worked in several establishments where I rose from an associate to a managerial position, some of which are: an Assistant Marketing Manager at Tropic Voyage Company Ltd, Thailand, and an Administrative Manager at IBM, International, Ireland.

In addition to the above, I have over the years also developed and deployed the requite skills obtained from my many years of working under top chief executives of renowned companies in the management of people and resources in the several companies I founded in the course of my journey. Speaking of which, I founded a number of companies, namely: Anak & Joshuno Fashion LtdAnak Imports/Exports Thailand LtdLynak Water Ltd; Anak Cosmetics LtdAnak Communications Ltd, and Anak Global which have employed over 1000 persons worldwide.

I am also the founder/general overseer of the WinnersGlory Faith Ministry (WGFM) International and a founding member of the Winners Glory Foundation which is a political, research, and philanthropic arm of the WinnersGlory Faith Ministry (WGFM) International.

I am, without a doubt, a gregarious person and when I am attending to my Ministry affairs or attending companies’ meetings, I live to be in the company of my friends and family or attend social events. I also love traveling and reading the biographies of distinguished personalities.

I am a devout Christian and above all, I am married, with children, to Dr (Mrs) Lolo Ngozi Ajuzie. (Princess)

AKARAUGO & HIS LEADERSHIP STRENGTH

As a leader, particularly elected or aspiring political leaders, there are some personal qualities that such a leader must exhibit and these qualities are too often deficient among a lot of the world leaders, particularly, in Nigeria:

A leader desirous of striding into the heart of the people must exhibit compassion and emotional intelligence, which are key components for problem-solving and maximizing the impact of such a leader in the society. While many see compassion as a weakness, true compassion is a characteristic that converts knowledge to wisdom. Good leaders use compassion to see the needs of those he or she leads and to determine the course of action that would be of greatest benefit to all those involved.

I dare say that I warehouse these attributes, in that, as the Group Chairman of the above companies, I have created a seamless reporting line and an open-door policy to listen directly to the views and concerns of my workers via the available platforms created by our company. I always ensure that I put myself in the shoes of my workers so as to understand their feelings, share, and experience their pain and suffering.


I believe that responsible leadership must be competent, evidence-based, and transparent as well as ready to unmask “merchants of doubt” – pundits who claim to be impartial scientific authorities, but actually represent corporate interests.


A good leader needs to be both confident in himself or herself as well in their ability to lead. Leaders who possess this quality inspire others, drawing on a level of trust which sparks the motivation to get others on board and get the job done.

Leaders must lead by example. Their daily conduct should be in line with the values they predicate and stand for. At a time of unprecedented inequalities, they should make a sober living a feature of their success and stay away from conflicts of interest. They should be more afraid of social disapproval than legal and ethical sanctions. Being a leader requires embracing higher moral standards of behavior.

Successful leadership stems from responsive, responsible and daily interaction with – and exposure to – a web of stakeholders, including organized groups, grassroots, and individual citizens. In particular, by fostering a culture of citizen oversight, political leaders protect society (and themselves) from their (own) excesses, thus boosting their ability to deliver on
their promises and serve the common good.

I believe that every true leader must adhere to the principles of honesty, moral uprightness, and have the trust of his followers. Today, the barriers to entering the political space remain very high and the opportunity costs of political life are even greater. Leaders, elected or otherwise, must ensure to be fully transparent and accept various forms of citizen oversight and criticism. As for elected leaders, they must resist the temptation, when leaving office, to monetize their network and experience by walking through revolving doors.

I am a firm believer that a responsible leader should level the playing field by taking his decisions only after having listened to and understood all affected interests. That is to say, a responsible leader must set up an inclusive administration where all interests are catered
for in the policy making process.

Great leaders must realize that being flexible in decision making is a far greater attribute as politics is about to give and take thereby finding a common ground. Every good leader must listen carefully to all sides, to not only hear his or her arguments but to especially learn what it will take on behalf of all parties involved to reach a consensus. This characteristic allows leaders to recognize setbacks and criticism, to learn from them and move forward.

AKARAUGO & HIS POLITICAL BELIEFS

I am a firm believer in the adherence to the tenets of political democracy which speaks to the social contracts that elected officers to owe to their people and such elected officers must provide a qualitatively better society based on the commonwealth, human rights, and social justice under the rule of law. I identify fully with the tenets of democracy and good governance; freedom; human rights and human dignity; justice; equity; popular participation; inclusiveness and the rule of law. These and many more exemplifies my political beliefs