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JA Nigeria holds leadership conFab to mark 20 years of empowering businesses, young people



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  • Lines up Enelamah, Lore, Aderemi-Makinde, others as speakers

Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN), a non-governmental organization focused on empowering young people, and building them into business leaders, is celebrating 20 years of impactful work in Nigeria with its first annual youth leadership conference for young professionals.

The speakers at this event include former Minister for Industry, Trade & Investment, Dr Okey Enelamah, IFC Country Manager, Eme Essien Lore, Google’s Head of Brand & Reputation Africa, Jola Aderemi-Makinde, Citibank Managing Director, Akin Dawodu and Siemens Managing Director, Mrs Onyeche Tifase.

Date: October 4, 2019

Venue: Landmark Event Centre

Time: 8:00am prompt

Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) delivers economic education programs that teach financial literacy, work-readiness and entrepreneurship to prepare young people for future success.

JA Nigeria is part of a global organization, Junior Achievement Worldwide (JAWW), which allows it to leverage resources and best practices from over 120 countries around the world. Junior Achievement is the world’s largest and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success by enhancing the relevance of education.

The Executive Director, JA Nigeria, Simi Nwogugu, said in a statement sent to that since inception in 1999, JAN has reached over 970,000 students in over 10,000 classrooms in all 36 states across the country through over 4,000 volunteers.

“To commemorate this milestone year, we have planned a series of events, including a Youth Leadership Conference, an ‘Excellence in Education’ Awards Luncheon and an ‘Excellence in Service’ Awards Dinner.

“These activities provide an occasion to activate young professionals, engage policy makers, recognize and honor key stakeholders as well as launch the JAN Endowment Fund. Our anniversary also offers a platform to engage the wider community on how they too can help the underserved youth improve their future”, Nwogugu said.

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ED continues, “The Leadership Conference showcases top dignitaries from both the public and private sector. Speakers and panelists include Mr Okey Enelamah, former Minister, Industry, Trade and Investment; Mr. Akinsowon Dawodu, CEO Citibank Nigeria; Ms. Eme Essien, Country Head, International Finance Corporation; Ms. Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, Head, Brand and Reputation Efforts Google Sub-Saharan Africa; and Ms. Onyeche Tifase, Managing Director, Siemens Limited.

“The Youth Leadership Conference offers JAN the opportunity to, for the first time, gather alumni from across several programs over the past 20 years, who are now running successful businesses or emerging as young leaders within the corporate workforce.

“The conference will build on the impact that JAN has had on the lives of alumni and other young professionals, especially those within the ages of 25 and 35, as they learn key tools for growing their businesses and/or being a high-performer within the corporate workforce.

“Master classes will also help them to plan for their financial independence even as they get ready for major events like getting married or buying their first homes.

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