…Utomi, Omotola, Momoh, others to lead discussions
The Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI) is set to host 3,000 young leaders in its two-day Emerging Leaders Conference in Abuja, the country’s seat of power, to rethink the current state of the country.
GOTNI said the conference would boost the capacities of Nigeria’s emerging youth influencers to enhance the country’s economic fortunes.
It said 3, 000 celebrated young minds under 40 would be part of the conversation on Nigeria’s future in a new administration.
It noted that Nigeria is one nation whose strength is in her youth, adding that “all over the world, the impact of the Nigerian youth is felt and being harnessed for development of nations.
“It is with this awareness that the Emerging Leaders Conference was designed, especially to provide more capacity for Nigeria’s emerging youth influencers and help them multiply their influence in other youths for a more empowered economy. Over 5,000 youths has been part of this grooming and network of change makers,” GOTNI said in a statement.
According to it, the ELC 2015, which is slated to hold on November 6 and 7 in Abuja, is an expanded brand as 3000 young people would be hosted, coming from all sectors of the economy with the aim to improve their economic output afterwards.
With the theme ‘Rethinking Nigeria: Leadership for Possibilities’, the conference will spotlight discourse on enterprise and business leadership, intrapreneurship, social enterprise as well as government and political leadership.
GOTNI said, “This conference also keenly puts mentors and mentees together for a robust interaction that infuses the sectors with energy from collaboration, so that other young people can follow.
It said the conference would have headline speakers such as Tim Howard, President, Cambridge Graduate University; Prof. Pat Utomi; Eugenia Abu of NTA; Omotola Jalade Ekehinde, Nollywood actress and Human rights activist; Sam Ikoku, Chief Executive Officer, Nakachi Consulting; John Momoh, Chairman, Channels TV; Mary Akpobome of Heritage Bank Ltd; Mr. Linus Okorie, President of GOTNI.
Others include Innocent Chukwuma of Ford Foundation; Moh’d Buhari of Briclinks Africa; Tonye Cole, Chairman, Sahara Energy; Dayo Benjamins Laniyi of Doxa; Doyin Adewola of Box Office; Chichi Aniagolu of Nike Foundation; Muyiwa Afolabi, Sonye Allanah and politicians such as Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Femi Adesina, Uche Nwosu, Hon. Chike Okafor, among others.
GOTNI said it had launched a website for the conference
atwww.emergingleadersconference.com, which is open for registration to the public.