An international, non-partisan organisation that is registered as a charity in Nigeria and in the United Kingdom, Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI), has informed the general public about its inaugural webinar series, with the theme: “Rebuilding Our National Values System”, scheduled for 11:00 am, Saturday, October 3, 2020.
The announcement was made in a statement jointly signed by the organisation’s Founder, Olusegun O. Aganga, CON, and Chairman, Organising Committee, Bashir Ibrahim Yusuf.
The statement said the webinar would, among others, reference Nigeria’s history, enunciate and understand the values Nigerians had (during a nostalgic period commonly referred to as our “golden era”), examine the nation’s current situation (by identifying when our values system derailed, allowing us to understand how and why we got here), and discuss key steps required to rebuild the national values system.
“A significant objective of the webinar is to galvanise and energise citizens and policy makers, at all levels, to take a collective action regarding the development of a national values system; which will culminate into the proposition of a Bill to the National Assembly, policy formulation, and the development of an implementation plan that is also linked to our system for reward and national honours,” the initiative said.
The Special Guest of Honour for the event is Gen. Yakubu Gowon (Rtd).
Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will be delivering the keynote address.
The following speakers and panelists have also been invited: Dr. Ahmad Lawan CON, President of the Senate, Dr. Christopher Kolade, CON (and NLI Patron), Mr. Aganga, Prof. Wale Adebanwi, Dr. Joe Abah, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Mr. John Momoh, Mallam Bashir Yusuf Ibrahim, and Prof. Tunji Olaopa.
The organisation said members of the public who wish to participate in the webinar should send an email here.
Members of the NLI are highly accomplished Nigerians living at home and in the Diaspora, comprising of leaders (Senior Fellows/Fellows), and emerging leaders (Associates), who are committed to playing a significant role in helping to transform our country, promoting an understanding and appreciation of its foundational values, while also highlighting the importance of values-based leadership and followership.
So far, NLI has about four hundred (400) highly accomplished members in its network, including former and serving members of the Federal Executive Council, CEOs of MDAs and private corporations, in and outside Nigeria.