The Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has confirmed his attendance to deliver the keynote address at the 2018 Redeemer’s University in Partnership with BrandiQ Youth Leadership Forum billed the Metropolitan Club Hall, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Also to speak as special guest is Tony Elumelu, Chairman, United Bank for Africa, (UBA), who will address students from various tertiary institutions in Nigeria, select senior secondary school finalists, young professionals of diverse career paths, business executives, diplomats, government officials and select members of the public.

Commenting on the event, Professor Z. Debo Adeyewa, the Vice Chancellor, Redeemer University, said that as a state of the art world class tertiary institution, Redeemer’s University and BrandiQ are undertaking this venture, which time has come, because of their firm belief in preparing the youths for leadership positions.

“As one of the foremost private universities in the country, Redeemer’s University firmly believes that leadership selection and grooming is a planned enterprise, and that serious nations embark on it to ensure continuity of socio-economic and political progress that serves the common good.

Mr. Desmond Ekeh, co-Convener and Publisher of BrandiQ, explained that the goal of this special event is to ignite in the Nigerian youths, at an early stage, the consciousness for purposeful leadership. Quoting Socrates, Ekeh said, “The secret of change is to focus all of our energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new”

With the theme ‘Youth Leadership for Sustainable National Development, a panel of analysts to discuss issues include  Prof. James Tsaaior, Academic Director, Pan-African Conferences, Lagos; Prof. Vincent Anigbogu, Director-General, Institute for National Transformation (INT); Omotola Bamigbaiye-Elatuyi, Regional Marketing Manager, West Africa, Reckitt Benckiser; and  Folake Ani-Mumuney, Chairperson, FBN Insurance Brokers and General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Plc. The event holds on 7 July next month.


BrandIQ and Redeemer’s University wanted a design for the event that will show case all the speakers and partners of the event.