A number of prominent personalities are expected to be in attendance as RISE network hosts a Nigerian commemoration of the 2015 Edition of the United Nations International Youth Day with the theme as “Youth Civic Engagement: The Significant Role of Youth in Politics and Public Life”.
Among the dignitaries who will meet youth and engage them are Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Former Lagos Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, founder of Ebony Life TV, Mo Abudu as well as the publisher of Ovation Magazine, Chief Dele Momodu among others.
The UN-endorsed event which is aimed at promoting and emphasizing the importance of the Nigerian youth in political and civil participation will hold on Monday, August 31st, 2015 at the Multi-purpose Hall, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos by12:00 noon.
Keynote addresses will be delivered by the Senate President of Nigeria, Sen. (Dr.) Bukola Saraki (CON) and immediate past Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola (SAN). Panel discussion will be moderated by Renowned journalist and public commentator, Tolu Ogunlesi.
The event will feature debate themed “My Political party’s Policy on Youth Inclusion in Governance in Governance and Politics is the best for Nigeria” with representatives from the two major political parties in Nigeria— Rinsola Abiola, Acting President, APC Young Women’s Forum and Member, APC Board of Trustees; and Anthony Ehilebo, Volunteer Secretary, RETHINK Nigeria, a PDP-affiliated Youth Group, taking opposing stands.
The event is free to the general public.