New group, G-57 charts path to Nigeria’s renaissance
It was a well-attended event with delegates from across Nigeria as well as the USA, Europe and Canada. Attendance was 30% youth with rich gender diversity.
Presenting the keynote address, the Chairman of the Governing Board, Prince Tom Iseghohi, explained that the G-57 is a non-partisan and non-political economic organization which represents Nigeria’s 57 years of Independence, and this was significant in her launch on the 1st October, 2017.
The group claimed that it has grown in three months from 57 founding members to almost 250,000 followers across the country.
G-57 was founded by 57 Nigerian executives who each represent one year of Nigeria’s existence. The group believes that by representing each year by one successful life, it can inject a sense of urgency into our collective psyche about the value of one year in the life of a country.
The G-57 consists of professionals and entrepreneurs who have shown significant capability and success in their various fields, and who came together on the premise of making a positive impact on Nigeria.
According to them, the question prominent on their minds is what has Nigeria achieved in her 57 years of independence?
The founding ideology of the group is PUP culture. PUP is an acronym that stands for Peaceful, United and Prosperous.
G-57 ultimately aims to positively affect politics in Nigeria by supporting government at all levels to make the right policies and strategies that will propel Nigeria to be a top 20 respected country in the world within eight years.
It stated that its members are from all the geographical area of the country, from diverse culture, gender, age and religious beliefs.
The breakout sessions were facilitated by seasoned professions in their specific areas of competence and they included: Hajia Nene Lanval, Feyi Olubodu, Solomon Ikhioda, Biyi Oladipo, Dr Ndidi Nwaneri, Zakari Mohammed, Moses Onitilo, Bashir Maidugu, Henry Erimodafe and Ugochukwu Onyedika,
The sessions developed strategies based on design thinking that when implemented will rapidly advance Nigeria’s economy, infrastructure and socio-economic development.
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