Managing Editor of Y!/YNaija.com, Isime Esene spoke on Politics, leadership and economic at the United States Consulate in Lagos, Nigeria on Monday 11 June, 2016.
The event was a ‘High-Level discussion on Political & Economic Leadership in Nigeria’ at the United States Consulate in Lagos, Nigeria.
Esene spoke about YNaija’s track-record in promoting the youth and their potentials in the Nigerian polity saying: ”Our efforts at YNaija through three focal points – politics, pop-culture, and people power is clearly yielding results as we all know the impact of young people in effecting a change of power during the 2015 presidential elections – not to talk of the contribution of StateCraft Inc., our governance communication affiliate under The RED Group, in making this happen.
“Engaging columns like the Y! Politico, which focuses on politics; Y! Naira&Kobo, an explainer series on finance and the economy; and the Y! Tech100, which highlights the potentials of our technology ecosystem adds to the depth of the discourse on our platform.
“Moving forward, we plan to roll out amazing content and innovative concepts pushing the boundaries of creativity and engagement in line with our sole objective – which is empowering the people by amplifying their voices,” he concluded.
The event was put together by the United States Consulate with the collaborative effort of the President Barack Obama Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI Network Face2Face), Political and Economic Leadership Academy (PELA) and the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni and YALI Regional Leadership Centre Alumni Group in Nigeria.
Other speakers at the event were Professor Pat Utomi, Olakunle Soriyan, and others.