The sixth edition of the Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders held on Sunday, July 25th with the theme: ‘A state of flux: Where do we go from here?’
The event was organised by The Future Project Africa in partnership with Rubbin’ Minds.
Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Deputy Governor, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu was among top dignitaries to speak at the 2021 Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders.
Other officials and emerging leaders who spoke at the symposium included federal lawmaker representing Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency, Hon. Tajudeen Yusuf; State Coordinator, #NotTooYoungToRun, Godbless Otobure; renowned socio-political activists, Aisha Yesufu, Debo Adedayo (Mr Macaroni), Rinu Oduala and Obianuju Catherine Udeh (DJ Switch); former BBNaija housemate, Tacha Akide; Tech lawyer and policy consultant, Timi Olagunju, among others.
The symposium was hosted by popular media personality, and Rubbin’ Minds talk show host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and was televised at 3 PM on Channels TV Ch. 420 (DSTV), Ch. 48 (GOTV) and Sky 575 (UK).
The Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders was designed to dive deeper into probable strategies and solutions on inclusion, technology, economic development, citizens’ activism, and the surge of insecurity in Nigeria.
Speaking on the purpose of the Symposium, Senior Advisor at The Future Project, Bukonla Adebakin, said Nigerians are plagued with varying levels of challenges ranging from severe poverty, increasing insecurity, a high rate of unemployment amongst others.
“We strongly believe that a national discourse that incorporates all the demographic stratas will help to proffer practical and implementable solutions,” she concluded.