The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi while addressing the press said he breathes the youth day and night and this has led to the thought on the important need to appreciate young Nigerians between the age of 19 and 40 who are doing extraordinary exploits and not getting the accolades they deserve. He said as Nigerians, we all need to come together to portray the tenets of the youths of Nigeria in a positive light.
The Ooni stressed that the young population remains the major catalyst in boosting Nigeria and entire Africa’s economic growth.
The theme for this year’s Forum is ” Africa of the Future: unleashing the assets of its narrative”. The event would be a week-long activity with an award ceremony given to over 100 Nigerian youths to close the ceremony titles the Royal African Young Leadership Award.
The awardees will get the opportunity to get access to major political, social and corporate leaders in Nigeria and Africa which would, in turn, broaden their horizon. The forum is targeted at transforming the economic landscape to make it more inclusive while addressing the challenges of poverty, unemployment and access to free healthcare.