The Future Project, a platform whose core mandate is to build empowered citizens across Africa, through (inclusive) enterprise and (active) citizenship presents a one-day youth-government symposium.
In partnership with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and Y!/YNaija.com this third edition of The Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders will hold on May 30, 2017 in Lagos.
The objective of the symposium is to strengthen Government transparency and accountability through sustained policy monitoring and civic mobilization on social media in Nigeria
The Symposium will bring together leaders in politics, business, advocacy, media, and more – to engage and discuss the theme ‘Open governance: Improving transparency and accountability in government’.
Bukola Adebakin, the chief operating officer of The Future Project, urged participants to drive robust engagement and further the course of young people across Nigeria.
“We are excited by the sheer quality of discussants lined-up to speak at the event,” Adebakin said. “There is no better time than now to take on the theme of the Symposium which focuses on the crucial leadership and development imperative of open governance. It is only through adopting globally accepted democratic values such as this that we can truly succeed in building active and empowered citizens,” she added.
Speakers at the Symposium include Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra; Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation; Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation; and Hon. Adbulmumin Jibrin, member of the House of Representative.
Others are Deji Adeyanju, former PDP social media director; Demola Olarenwaju, senior project manager, Courier Plus; Japheth Omojuwa, founder and chief strategist, Alpha Reach; Seun Onigbinde, co-founder, BudgIT; Yemi Adamolekun, executive director, EiE Nigeria; Seun Okinbaloye, political correspondent, Channels TV; and Dayo Israel, a youth advocate.
Speakers who have headlined the Symposium include Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance; Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education; and Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, former minister of youth and development.