1st July, 2010
High-flying youth advocate, Toyosi Akerele, isÂ putting finishing touches to the staging of another RISE National Youth Forum, a yearly event of Rise Networks, whose affairs Toyosi pilots.
Thousands of youths have already signed up to be part of the summit, which tees off on 17 July in Lagos at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, before the train moves to nine other cities across the country.
Ibadan, Akure, Ilorin, Asaba, Owerri, Calabar, Port Harcourt, Kaduna and Maiduguri would host the forum on dates scheduled by the organisers of the nationally acclaimed gathering of young people desirous to make a difference.
Brilliant minds as motivational speaker, Fela Durotoye and former Information and Communications minister, Frank Nweke Jnr., would be on hand to dish out success tips to the participating youths.
Also billed as resource persons are top guns in government and corporate Nigeria including former Cross River State governor, Mr. Donald Duke; former FCT minister, Nasir el-Rufai; Coscharis boss, Cosmas Maduka and TV host, Adesuwa Onyenokwe .
Since berthing with RISE National Youth Forum in 2007, Toyosi, a 27-year old University of Jos-trained lawyer, has pioneered countless other youth initiatives and has not wavered in her resolve to â€œadvance the cause of the Nigerian youths.â€
â€œI can confidently say that this yearâ€™s edition ofÂ RISE National Youth Forum will be a truly life-transforming one which no youth in the country can afford to miss,â€ she enthused.