Thursday, December 06, 2007
In the coming year, I will be working on a new project titled: Young Nigerians for sustainable development, in my capacity as Nigeria's rep at the Commonwealth RYC. This project will mainly seek to provide the needed drive for young people to take charge of Nigeria's long term development planning processes, particularly as it relates to the new president's vision 2020. DPI will be the secretariat for this project.
As part of the implementation, there will be a national youth for SD conference in the first quarter of next year. The theme of the conference will be: Vision 2020: Setting the agenda, and it will focus on important issues like the Niger-delta and the FG's development master plan, NEEDS 2, the President's 7 point agenda, Nigeria's development priorities and the youth agenda. This process will lead to the development of a blue print, which will be submitted to the President through the Minister of Youth Development.
We are planning to organise this conference in March and it will be preceeded by a special forum with youth in the diaspora in late January. I will like to explore the possibilities of working with NIPRO on this initiative.
I will be glad t discuss more with you on the way forward. Regards,
Dabesaki Mac-Ikemenjima .