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Diaspora groups to hold youths’ summit

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA) and Nigeria Diaspora Network (NDN) have agreed to organize a virtual youth summit to drive transformational impact and positive change in the country.

The Chairman, Publicity of NIDOA/NDN Planning Committee, Dr. Barth Shepkong, said this on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to him, the summit, scheduled to take place on April 9, is titled: ‘Youth and National Development in Nigeria’.

He said, “The goal of the youth summit is to bring all Nigerian Youths together, motivate them, get them involved and give them a sense of direction to drive transformational impact and positive change in Nigeria.

“Both organizations see the Nigerian youths as a catalyst for change and formidable force to make impact in their communities and our country Nigeria.

“A core objective of this collaboration is to establish a foundation and a movement to inspire the young people to serve their communities and raise the bar on what we can achieve together.”

He also said that the groups are neither a political movement nor planning to create political parties.

“This is not a political movement, and we are not here to create political parties or endorse a political candidate. Rather, we are here to drive transformational change in our young people and our country, Nigeria,” Shepkong said.

He said the groups understand that government alone cannot solve the myriads of issues facing the country, hence, the need to impact in the youths with the knowledge and experience that would help shape them for better Nigeria.

Some of the speakers expected at the summit include Prof. Usman Yusuf, former executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS); and Petra Akinti Onyegbule, chief responsibility officer of LibraPrime Communications Ltd.

Others are Dr Tunji Abayomi, civil right leader and ambassador; Toye Sobande, leadership expert, lawyer and certified management consultant and Destiny Asen, chief executive officer, Perfect Asen Entertainment Ltd.

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