The role of young people in nation building cannot be over-emphasized, thereby providing a dire need for youths to be prepared for challenges ahead towards strengthening our leadership and participation skills.
Acting on the above, Network for Talent Discovery (NETAD)- an organisation committed to talent discovery and development, leadership development and fostering patriotism among teenagers and youths in the African continent – is organising a Young and Emerging Leaders Summit meant to engage young and emerging leaders in leadership deliberations towards exploring strategies and concepts of leadership through participation, and fostering active youth participation in decision making processes, thereby aiding quality governance.
In a release signed by the Executive Coordinator of the organisation, Aanu Damola Morenikeji, it was learnt that the summit, which has the theme ‘Building Tomorrow Today’ is scheduled to hold on Thursday, 21st June, 2012 at the Aduke Maina Hall of Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, Ogun State (Nigeria), commencing at 10am prompt.
Facilitators at the summit include Kingsley N.T. Bangwell (Team Leader, Youngstars Foundation, Jos) and Oladayo Ogunbowale (President, DESPLAY Africa Republic). The keynote address titled ‘Youth participation in qualitative governance; mirage or reality? will be delivered by Mrs. Olufunsho Amosun (the Ogun State First Lady).
Expected at the summit are Rt. Hon. Adekunbi Suraju; Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Mr Olugbenga Otenuga; Honourable Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Ogun State, members of the Ogun State house of assembly, Dr. Ozuzu Promise; President, International Youth Council, Nigeria, among others.
Also expected at the venue are members of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, International Youth Council, Nigeria, National Youth Council of Nigeria, States Youth Parliament, executives and members of youth organisations and students’ organisations, other young and emerging leaders.
Intending participants are however advised to register online via http://bit.ly/LPmigX. Participation for the event is totally free.
It is true that one voice can make a difference, but a million can change the world. Make a date with history and development at the summit; it is time to emerge!