NLI Hosts Inaugural Diplomatic Dialogue Series In Lagos, Nigeria
The Nigeria Leadership Initiative [NLI] will hold the maiden edition of its Diplomatic Dialogue Series (DDS) at the Metropolitan Club, Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 8:00am to 10:30am.
The DDS is a monthly breakfast event aimed at strengthening bilateral relations with other countries and the investment community from other nations. It is a platform for interaction with the Ambassadors of foreign representation in Nigeria and a forum for networking for the purpose of business relationships and catalytic investments. The DDS creates a sustainable forum for the leaders of corporate Nigeria, public service leaders, NLI Senior Fellows, Fellows and Associates, senior government officials, the academia, policy makers and the media to engage, interact and share ideas with Diplomatic Envoys.
His Excellency, A.R Ghanashyan, Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria is the Guest Envoy with invited guests spanning the corporate, government, civil society, academic, media and diplomatic communities in Nigeria
According to Yinka Oyinlola, CEO of NLI, “whatever brings people closer will inherently bridge divides, foster peace and better understanding and ultimately strengthen human interaction, growth and productivity”. Speaking further, Oyinlola reiterated that the NLI DDS has the capacity to facilitate “new vistas of opportunities for trade and commerce; foster better bilateral cooperation and understanding; facilitate prospects for exchange, linkage programmes and shared learning; provide a credible and sustainable forum for information sharing between Nigerians and the international community; and create a new platform for cultivating productive friendships for Nigerian stakeholders.”
The Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI) is a platform for credible, accomplished and uniquely patriotic Nigerians to develop and express values-based leadership skills with the aim of assuming a transformative role for the development of Nigeria. NLI is an international non-profit, non-partisan organization registered as a charity in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Anthony Ubani, FCIA
Director of Programs
Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI)
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