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Friday, 26 July 2013

NLI AND FIRST BANK PARTNER ON GROOMING EMERGING LEADERS


Nigerian Leadership Initiative (NLI) is partnering with First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s foremost financial institution to enhance capacity building among youths through the Future Leaders Seminar scheduled for Sunday 20 to Wednesday 23 October 2013 in Lagos.

The Future Leaders Seminar is a program established for grooming emerging public and private sector leaders between the ages of 25 to 35 years based in Nigeria or the Diaspora. The event includes a 3-day residential seminar sessions aimed at creating a growing global network of credible and accomplished community-spirited Nigerian leaders committed to taking responsibility for driving positive change in Nigeria.

Mr. Yinka Oyinlola, NLI’s Chief Executive Officer stated that ‘’Past participants in the seminar inducted as NLI Associates have achieved prominence as top corporate Executives, public service and political leaders as well as leading reformers in the civil society sector. NLI Associates continue to exhibit value-based leadership in their spheres of endeavors with the promising future as force for good in Nigeria’’.


According to FirstBank’ Head, Marketing & Corporate Communication, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney, the Bank views its partnership with NLI as a strategic platform for enhancing youth empowerment and capacity building among future leaders. Ani-Mumuney said such youth development interventions form an integral part of the Bank’s social responsibility initiatives. “FirstBank is delighted to be part of the NLI series which represent a sustainable way of passing on leadership and entrepreneurship ideals from respected and proven individuals to the next generation. We are confident that the nation stands to gain immensely from the leaders that have been produced and those that stand to benefit from the series in the future,” she said.

During the seminar, their leadership skills will be honed to assume a transformative role in the future of development in Nigeria. The seminar will also involve case studies and discussions as well as the launch of class projects by the seminar participants.

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