The Platform Nigeria is a Non-Profit initiative of Covenant Christian Centre which is geared primarily to improving the individuals of Nigeria and the world. The platform hosts at least two events yearly and it was founded in 2007 which makes it 11 years since its inception. The visionary is no other but the senior pastor of the covenant Christian Centre, Pastor Poju Oyemade.
The event took place today at the Covenant place, Iganmu. The theme was “Getting involved: Nation building is the assignment of this generation”. The speakers of the event are:
- Poju Oyemade – Visionary The platform Nigeria
- Sola Salako Ajulo – Founder/ President of Consumer Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria
- Kingsley Moghalu – Founder and CEO of Sogato Strategies LLC
- Francis Adebayo – Senior Pastor Harvest Place
- Prince Donatus Okonkwo – Founder and CEO of Tetrazzini Group of Companies
- Fela Durotoye – Founder and CEO Gemstone
- Leke Alder – Founder and Principal of Alder Consulting
- Charles Omole – Lawyer, Leadership consultant and business man
- Prof. Yemi Osinbajo – Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
These speakers did justice to the theme as they all took their time to deal with the issues we are facing as a country, they did not just state the issues they also proffered solutions to each of the problem.
We were advised to convert the same energy used for BB Naija into the 2019 elections then the election would be a massive success, as youths there is a need to get into politics and bring about a change, it is not enough to complain about the leadership but there is a need to demand for a change.
There is no messiah coming to save Nigeria, it is our joint responsibility to create a better Nation, our systems do not work because our rules are not imposed, some people are always above the law which should not be so.
People were encouraged to get a copy of the constitution which is available online, there is a need to understand it, and it is the manual for every Nigerian.
The Vice-President was the last speaker, he took us through a tour of great businesses owned by young Nigerians, businesses like Paystack, Andela, House of Tara and the history of young Nigerians who are doing well likes of people like Titilope Sonuga, Chimamanda Adichie, Mai Atafo and the likes. He feels there is a need to celebrate the success we have achieved as a nation and then assist the government in creating a better nation.
In conclusion, everyone was encouraged to get their PVC and vote for the right candidate come 2019, there is also a need to encourage young ones going into politics, we need youths who will get involved and together we can pass a better legacy to the next generation.
The event in pictures.
Picture Credit: @theplatformnigeria