Obasanjo, Okonjo-Iweala, five state governors to lead conversation at The Future Awards Symposium

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

The event will hold in Ikogosi, Ekiti State.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; and five state governors would lead the conversation at this years The Future Awards Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders.

Governors Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti; Adams Oshiomhole of Edo; Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta; Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo; and Rotimi Amaechi of River States are expected to participate at the event taking place from April 5 – 7, 2013, at the Ikogosi Warm Springs Resort, Ekiti.

The Central Working Committee of The Future Awards said that the theme for this year’s event is ‘Project 2015: The Character of Our Involvement.’

“The theme is crucial as young people define the nature of their engagement as we countdown to the 2015 General Elections,” said Yemi Adamolekun, Executive Director of EnoughisEnough Nigeria, partners for the event.

“2015 is barely two years away, and politicians, civil society organisations, the media and citizens need to identify their active roles within the process. We are glad to partner with The Future Project.”

Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala would deliver the keynote speech titled ‘The Cost of Involvement: Why Your Generation Must Get Involved.’

Those to take part in the interactive session include the state governors; Bolaji Abdullahi, Minister of Sports; Nasir el-Rufai, Former Minister of Abuja; as well as young people such as
Olusegun Dada; Ohimai Godwin Amaize; Japhet Omojuwa, and Atom Lim.

“We’re encouraged by the excitement that young people across the country have expressed towards this event and look forward to Ekiti,” said Chude Jideonwo, Executive Director of The Future Project.

“This will be the event that formally kicks off the process of setting the agenda for young people in the 2015 elections, and it is important to get all sides into one room and chart a course for this generation. We are excited to be leading that,” Mr. Jideonwo added.

The 2013 symposium is presented by The Future Project, in partnership with EnoughisEnough Nigeria. It is sponsored by Etisalat and First Bank, with support from Paradigm Initiative Nigeria and the Nigeria Leadership Initiative.

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