By John Ikani
Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Deputy Governor, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu will be among top dignitaries to speak at the 2021 Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders (NSYEL).
The event is organised by The Future Project Africa in partnership with Rubbin’ Minds.
According to the organisation, the event with the theme ‘A State Of Flux: Where Do We Go From Here?’ will be hosted by the host of Rubbin’ Minds, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, and televised on Sunday, July 25 at 3 PM on Channels TV Ch. 420 (DSTV), Ch. 48 (GOTV) and Sky 575 (UK).
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.
Other officials and emerging leaders confirmed to speak at the symposium, are 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 NSYEL is an annual channel of interaction between high-level public office holders and the citizens to evaluate the impact of policies on citizens, while affording these citizens an avenue to ask critical questions and get corresponding answers.
The discourse had previously played host to top government functionaries like the Director General, World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala; Minister of State for Health, Dr Adeleke Mamora; Governor of Ekiti, Dr Kayode Fayemi; former Governor of Anambra, Peter Obi; and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.