by Chi Ibe
The Main Auditorium of the University of Lagos was filled to capacity with knowledge seekers on Saturday, January 26, 2012 as the Central Working Committee of The Future Awards held the National Enterprise Conference (NEC) and launched the TFESS website, a jobs/enterprise application site for youth.
Speakers at the event included; Kola Oyeneyin of Venia Hub, Otto Orondaam of SLUM2School Project, Stephanie Linus, Rita Dominic, Kunle Afolayan, Ugochukwu Nwosu of Microsoft, Idris Akinbanjo of Premium Times, Ola Orekunrin of Flying Doctors, Jason Njoku of Iroko TV, Bayo Omoboriowo, Idiare Itimomo, Adaure Achumba, Toni Kan, Steve Babaeko, Chibuike Aguene, Bridget Awosika.
The event also featured seasoned veterans and mentors including: Chief Executive of Inspire Africa Mo Abudu and Executive Director with Nestlé Iquo Ukoh who shared their life experiences.
A food for thought from Ukoh: “Each time someone says no to you, someone else is about to say YES!”-
Mo Abudu: “It is only in the dictionary that success comes before work.”