Thursday, 4 November 2021

The Convergence: Calabar to play host to Largest Gathering of Youths

The ancient city of Calabar, Cross River State will be hosting the largest gathering of young people in Nigeria as arrangements are in top gear for the first ever conference of like minds tagged, The Convergence, to hold in Calabar. 

According to Joseph Edet (La'Shakara), Managing Director, Summit Hills /Garment Factory, The Convergence is a meeting of professionals from different works of life aimed at addressing and re-emphasizing the crave for a better socio-economic thriving Country.

Speaking on Thursday in Calabar, Edet who is the convener disclosed that The Convergence is birthed on the foundation of inspiration, leadership and nation building and will draw speakers and panelists from across the country with the required wealth of knowledge and experience to help shape the minds of young people and hands for the task ahead.

"This will be the first of its kind in the state and we are focused on young people in politics and business the participation. 

"The event will feature energetic presentations and enlightening discussions. The business angle, will focus on addressing the issues of ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT and how it connects with the CREATIVE INDUSTRY," he said. 

According to the Convener, Joseph Edet, the application of non-partisan approach was in line with the the objective of moving the nation forward collectively. Hence, the event will cut across political party lines and interest. 

"O yes! It's not just for youths, everybody has a role to play in the betterment and reformation of our country's Vision of a Prosperous Nation where freedom, Justice, Equity and Economic Growth is realized to the optimum," he reiterated. 

He also stated that as for those emerging political and business leaders amongst the youths, service to the people is sensitive and they must be deliberately prepared for by guiding their conscience and their resolve to serve.

Concluding, he charged young people to send the arrows of their business venture and political aspiration with the hope that they hit the bull's eye, but before they do so, development of skills is important.

The event is scheduled to hold early next year with an exciting line up of Speakers to be unveiled soon.