by Kolapo Olapoju
The leadership of Nigeria Dialogue has released the time table for a series of Gala Nights to be hosted in North America in September, 2014.
The events which will take place in the four cities across North America – Atlanta, Houston, Maryland and Toronto is part of the global campaign led by the organisation aimed at promoting good governance in Nigeria by actively engaging Nigerian citizens about the state of the country and framing the key issues necessary for building the nation.
The Nigeria Dialogue gala night is an opportunity for professionals, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and celebrities to enjoy a night of entertainment, networking, fine dining, games and dancing while working to support a worthy cause targeted at the fatherland. The event will raise awareness for Nigeria Dialogue projects and to raise funds to support them while also availing attendees with other opportunities for collaboration.
Prof Pat Utomi, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, Dr Sam Amadi, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, Hon. Abike Dabiri and several other seasoned professionals who have held various leadership positions in Government as well as in the private sector, will be speaking at the event.
Founder and Chief Executive of Nigeria Dialogue, Bankole Eniola stated that “We are indeed a generation forged in the crucible of scarce resources but bound by a collective aspiration to build a nation with unlimited opportunities, a nation in which you can wish upon a star irrespective of who you are; a country where what defines you as a Nigerian is your contribution to our collective experience irrespective of where you come from in the polity.”
“We are the generation that has embraced the diversity of the many parts because we know the sum of the parts is not greater than the whole. We are Nigerians and we are ready to actualise the potentials of our country. We are the generation that will define what the next hundred years of our existence as a nation would be. Let us Build is hence a generational call to all well-meaning Nigerians to break from the negative mind-set that has stunted our past and begin to do something.”
According to the media coordinator, Adesope Olajide, Nigeria Dialogue is currently involved in several projects which include; “Leadership for Next Generation”, a community focused project, “The New School”, an initiative targeted at improving education and “The Politics of Issues”, which is focused on the 2015 general elections.
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