The annual Maktoub Youth Forum will hold on December 8 at the NAF Conference Centre and Suites in Abuja.
This year’s event, tagged, “Re-Inventing Youths”, with the slogan, “We Can, We Will” is expected to attract over 200 youths from across Nigeria, with different backgrounds, disciplines and orientations.
A statement by the organisers said the forum would feature “a powerful lineup of guest speakers leading vibrant and interactive discourses on current and topical issues that directly impact on youths today and their hopes and dreams for a prosperous future.”
The statement reads: “Topics to be discussed are: Get Involved to Build a Better Nation, Managing Social Media Pressure, Rediscovering the Humanity in Us, Pandemic Positives, Youths and Drug Abuse, and The Trust Question: Police & Citizens Relationship.
“The renowned speakers includes Dr Adaeze Oreh, Founder/CEO, Kabiya Care Foundation; Brig. Gen Mohammed Buba Marwa (Rtd), Chairman/Chief Executive, NDLEA; CP Frank Mba, Force PRO; Seyi Tinubu, CEO/Chairman, Loatsad Promomedia and Co-Founder, Noella Foundation; Hakeem Shagaya, CEO, KarmodNigeria Limited; and Aisha Kyari, Market Intelligence Officer and Vice President, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).”
Maktoub Youth Forum is an annual event that focuses on helping Nigerian youths today develop the right outlook, character and values.
In this year’s edition, young people will listen and learn from renowned speakers while giving them a chance to address shared challenges, including social media pressure, self-actualisation, mental health, and economic innovation among others.
The statement continues, “The Forum will outline the importance of engaging youths in meaningful intergenerational dialogue. The discussions will aim to shape their perceptions and attitudes in a post-pandemic world, grow and maximise their skills and natural talents, and properly channel their strengths toward their chosen initiatives.
“The event slogan “We Can, We Will” encourages youths to discover, explore and maximise their natural potentials and create a better future for themselves in spite of hurdles. It is a reaffirmation that youths can be the change they want to see and underscores the power of mentoring and experienced guidance by respected professionals and key stakeholders across different sectors of national life.
“It helps each one of us – especially the young ones – to reflect on our personal and collective goals. To stop and think: “What if the key to our development and progress lies in each one of us? What if we could harness our inherent and collective strength and creativity to lead us from where we are and we want to be?”