Ex-Minister Rotimi Amaechi, Remi Shonaiya, Ismael Ahmed, Banky W, others to speak at The Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders

The Future Project has announced its roll call of panelists for the 2019 edition of The Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders set to take place on Friday, July 12, 2019.

Themed ‘Turning the Curve, Aligning Government Policy to our Realities’, the Symposium is a platform for robust engagement between public office holders and young people with a focus on socio-political structures, policy making, effectiveness of institutions and the extent to which they have been strengthened to perform. 

Personalities scheduled to speak at the event include former Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi; SSA to the President on Social Investment, Ismael Ahmed; Deputy National Organizing Secretary, Middlebelt Forum, Ndi Kato; media entrepreneur and politician, Bankole ‘Banky W’ Wellington; and former presidential candidate, Oluremi Shonaiya.

Others are Economist, FBNQuest Merchant Bank, Chinwe Egwim; Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama (Rtd.); Ex DSS Assistant Director, Dennis Amachree; Country Officer and Head of Nigeria office of the Open Society Initiative, Jude Ilo; and rapper, activist, and UN Peace Ambassador, Ruggedman. 

The 2019 Symposium will feature three sessions with panelists discussing legislation, policy and impact, and the chronic insecurity in Nigeria.

Attendance to the symposium is free but registration is required. Click HERE to register for the event. 

The 2019 Symposium is brought to you by The Future Project with support from National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and

About The Future Project

The Future Project has the mandate to build empowered citizens across Africa, through (inclusive) enterprise and (active) citizenship. This focus on Human Capital Development is informed by our value proposition: Africa’s growth needs a generation of young people who are gainfully employed and able to demand and secure better leadership.

 Projects include, an employability portal presented with Microsoft; the Nigeria Symposium for Young & Emerging Leaders, #StartupsAfrica, Intern4Jobs, presented with National Endowment for Democracy (NED), The Future Enterprise Support Scheme and The Future Awards Africa, described as ‘The Nobel Prize for Young Africans’.

 Founded by the Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams, TFP is supervised by a Global Board of Advisors drawn from Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East, including the Coordinating Minister of the Nigerian Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Senior Economic Advisor with the Open Society Foundations, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili; co-founder of ONE, Jamie Drummond and the Chief of Cabinet with the Africa Development Bank, Anne Kabagambe.

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