Obasanjo, Okorocha, Peller, guest speakers at Jet Age Africa conference in Lagos

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    The Former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo, Senator Rochas Okorocha, and Hon. Shana Peller is among the notable Africans who have confirmed their attendance and have been scheduled to speak at the Jet Age Nation Builders Conference in Lagos, Nigeria.

    Dr Tamara Alqolaghassi and Nana Kwame Bediako are among those that will speak at the event, which will take place in Lagos from the 5th to the 7th of December, will focus on major sustainable development issues affecting investment, innovation, and Africa’s youth and their role in development.

    According to a statement signed on Tuesday in Abuja by Jet Age Africa coordinator, Amb. Young Piero, the continental event will also honour notable leaders from the public and private sectors, as well as young innovators, who have demonstrated profound zeal and contribution to the advancement and sustainable development of the African continent in their various specialized fields of endeavour.

    Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, are among those nominated for the award.

    Others include President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Mr Gebremariam Tewolde of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr Nana Kwame Bediako of Wonder World, His Royal Majesty the Ooni of Ife, His Royal Highness the Emir of Kanu, and His Royal Majesty the Olu of Warri, as well as other important African leaders.

    The organiser noted that experiences, exposure, policies implemented, and passion for the growth of Africa as a continent were all factors in the selection of Obasanjo, Okorocha, Shina Peller, and others.

    Speakers from all areas of life from throughout Africa and other continents, according to Amb. Piero, are present to emphasize the critical need for partnership and collaboration in order to promote the continent, as well as to project solutions in Nigeria for Africa’s advancement.

    “The Nigeria/Africa we yearn for is inside of us, it is, therefore, time we work in synergy for the birth of a new, united and a stronger Continent of Africa,” he said

    “The Jet Age Nation Builders is a continental facility which brings together Government, Investors, Innovation, Friends of Africa and young Africans with profound zeal who are making groundbreaking contributions in various developmental spheres of their respective States. Our mantra #thefutureisnow with the Theme: The Future Is Now.”

    Piero said the event is expected to discuss among others; “Investment promotion, bridging the funding gap and innovative finance, partnership and collaboration with relevant government agencies, organizations and stakeholders, discussing and identifying the potentials of young executive & innovators as drivers for more business growth, new economy and achieving development goals.

    “Identifying and discussing the problem and importance of free trade zone, blockchain and cryptocurrency in Africa, addressing industry-based challenges & reviewing new business models (e.g. industry, fin-tech, media disrupt, food security, renewable and green manufacturing), learning about best practices or disruptive models from experts, fast-growing companies & brands new technologies.

    “Discussing business & regulatory policies of the government affecting international trade and ease of doing business for international corporations.”

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