Another edition of National Interactive Youth Forum organized by RISE, a youth expression and advocacy firm was held last weekend (20th June) at the New Gymnasium Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere.
The event hosted about 10 000 youths as well as celebrated Guests such as Prof. Dora Akunyili, Dr. Lamido Sanusi currently Group MD of First Bank and soon to be CBN Governor, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, MD, Sokoa Chair Centre, Mr. Ben Bruce, Chairman, Silverbird Group and Mr Bola Akingbade, Chief Marketing Officer of MTN. This event in the past 2 years has been celebrated as the grand daddy of youth gatherings for its excellent planning and parade of worthy role models who come to share ideas and inspiration with aspiring young people especially because of the loads of issues that bedevil the average Nigerian youth.
With the theme for 2009 ‘OUR TIME IS NOW’ the event attracted all the major players from major quarters, the organisers gathered all hands on deck to make the event an outstanding and rewarding experience for all participants and sponsors, and it was indeed a massive and very successful one. Funke Akindele a.k.a Jennifer and OC Ukeje of the AMBO fame were the compeers of the one day event tagged DARE TO BE DIFFERENT. Other major brands that have thrown their weight behind RISE to ensure the success of the Event include Nescafe, Macleans, Nigerian Bottling Company, Verve and First Bank.
Check out pictures from the event..
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