Nigeria Dialogue, a hub for progressive intellectuals who intend to challenge systemic and institutional realities in Nigeria, will hold a town hall meeting featuring Funmi Iyanda, Chude Jideonwo, Humphrey Hawksley and Ikenna Azuike titled “The new generation of leadership in Nigeria” at The Cruciform Building, Lecture Theatre 1, University College London on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
“With statistics revealing that 70% of the Nigerian population is below 35 years old and almost half of the entire population between 0-14years old , the need to start the discussion about finding new leaders for our country Nigeria starts now .” said Nigeria Dialogue’s Chief Operations Officer Bankole Eniola.
At the event; The Future Africa Awards and Summit (TFAAS) co-founder Chude Jideonwo will read excerpts of his recently released and critically acclaimed book “Are We The Turning Point Generation?”. A panel discussion involving notable personalities like Funmi Iyanda, an award-winning broadcaster, journalist, columnist and blogger; Humphrey Hawksley, an experienced and notable foreign journalist working for the BBC and Ikenna Azuike, creator of What’s Up Africa and co-founder of Strawberry Earth, taking questions from members of the audience and a key note address by a guest speaker are also activities lined up at the event.
Speaking about the decision behind organising this Town Hall meeting, Eniola said “it is every Nigerian’s responsibility to start a process of finding, nurturing and empowering new leaders to bring Nigeria to its rightful position in the world.”
The free town hall event is open to members of the general public in central London and will be anchored by Kayode Ogundamisi.
Launched on the 22nd of October 2011, Nigeria Dialogue participated in the constitutional review session for Diaspora related matters in the Nigerian constitution the following year.
Its vision is to build a community of 40 million people who will usher in a civil and developed Nigeria