“Nigeria Beyond Oil” Conference in London, 4th Sept 2013


The Students’ Association of Nigerians in the Diaspora (SAND) – UK is organising a conference titled “Nigeria Beyond Oil: Opportunities in Enterprise and Development” as part of its Annual Nigeria Diaspora Youth Leadership Summit. The conference is scheduled to take place on 4th September 2013 at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I have been invited to chair a panel on “Achieving Nigeria Beyond Oil: The place of Youth Entrepreneurship” featuring five panelists.  Find the conference agenda here (PDF).

The conference is set to host an array of prominent speakers such as Alhaji Atiku Abubakar (GCON), former vice president of Nigeria, Inuwa Abddul-Kadir, the Nigerian Minister of Youth Development (FRN), Professor Julius Okojie the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Elizabeth Donnelly, Assistant Head Africa Programme, Chatham House and many others.

If you’re in the London area, don’t miss this!

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2 thoughts on ““Nigeria Beyond Oil” Conference in London, 4th Sept 2013

  1. This is tomorrow. So short notice. How does one get invited to attend? I would have loved to present at this event. This is an area of serious concern and interest to me. It is not just about the economics but more about the political ramifications for Nigeria to shift from the easy rent from oil and gas that fuels our political industry – the main reason that few politicians fight to gain control and plunder, to a value-added economy built on increased productivity, competitiveness, consumption and why our population is of huge importance if we can make most Nigerians actively and productively involved – the need for thinking leaders.

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