Top entrepreneurs, celebrities unite to empower Nigerian youths
Successful entrepreneurs, celebrities and scholars will gather in Lagos on Monday, May 29 under the auspices of Discovery for Youths to help Nigerian youths navigate their way into gainful employment and flourishing businesses in promotion of national development according to a statement issued in Lagos today by the Coordinator of the project, Mrs Francisca Ajakaiye.
She indicated that the entrepreneurs and celebrities uniting for the project come from both within and outside Nigeria and will use the occasion of Democracy Day to provide Nigerian youths free career advice, scholarship opportunities and mentorship arrangements at a conference which will hold at Excellence Hotel, Ogba, Lagos where thousands of them will be enabled to climb out of financial insecurity.
Resource persons for the conference include a UK-based Career Management expert and renowned Educationist, Dr Peter Ogudoro, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the Vice President on Political Matters, Lagos State Commissioner for Youths and Social Development, Honourable Hamzat, Emmanuel Ikuebese, the current Mr Nigeria, and Adedolapo Ayo Ojo, a Senior Manager with Nestle Nigeria Plc.
Award-winning actresses, Tina Mba, and Kehinde Bankole as well as one of entertainment industry’s rising stars, Bash and Chukwuma Fred Agbata, the Executive Producer of Tech Trends, a TV show on technology are among several other role models who will serve as facilitators at the event.
The convenor of the group, Lawrence Onochie explained that the project has been motivated by the realization that the “great Nigeria of our dream is attainable only through helping talented youths to channel their energies to productive ends”. It is his hope that other public spirited Nigerians will make similar contributions to enable the country effectively play its natural leadership role in Africa and equip Nigerian youths for global competitiveness.
The Coordinator of the project has advised youths wishing to take advantage of the free event to fast track their careers to register for it at www.discoveryforyouths.org or call telephone number 07033451448 or 08023790044 for help. Francisca Ajakaiye Coordinator Further information is obtainable from the Coordinator