Monday, 31 March 2014

This April in Lagos...

Quote of the Week: "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan

Hey there!

Been a long time since we last made contact... I have been up and about chasing dreams.... (Story for another day).

Moving straight to the matter, it’s such a fierce period in our country these days, I keep wondering how we let the canker worm eat so deeply. The question remains, where is our sting as a nation? That bright hope for a better tomorrow for all, that struggle to see things those of us who can make a change from now, we must do what we can, give what it takes.

Lagos State is one state I have come to admire so much especially during the BRF tenure, we have seen changes that give hope. Like most Marketing Communications activations with a 'pilot', Lagos has since been the "pilot" stat. Working earnestly in its pursuit of becoming a true Metropolitan State and in Particular, most of the innovations we now enjoy today were suggestions from an occasion they call EHINGBETI the Lagos Economic Summit.

Ehingbeti represents the building block of public-private partnership in development. As far back as 1472 see link for insight ... Inspiring truism such as, “B’ oju o ba ti Ehingbeti, oju o le ti Eko” which means: “so long as the maze of waterways are available for the haulage of men, ideas and goods, Lagos will continue to prosper as the emporium of Nigeria’s economic activities.”

Key Note Speaker Ehingbeti 2014 Mikheil Saakashvili
Former President of Georgia
Fast Forward, the 7th Lagos Economic Summit Ehingbeti 2014 is here, a peek in the previous summit shows that its the birth place of most recent innovation in Lagos; Independent Power Plants, Rice-Mill in Imota, Light Rail transport system, Lagos HOMS to mention but a few. One can only be excited at what the discussions from the 7th Lagos Economic Summit will generate. 

And just incase you are saying to yourself "its all talk, what are they going to say that we don't already know" reflect on this week's quote above. Would we rather fold our hands and do nothing simply because of failures of the past? God Forbid! our children ask us a few years from now, "...but what did you do to change things, anything?". As long as we live, we must continue to strive for change, for development of our state, country, we just must do something. If you are reading this right now, Do you have Solutions? Are you looking for Solutions? or maybe You have been wondering where and what to invest your time, resources, expertise in? Then the 7th Lagos Economic Summit (Ehingbeti 2014) is for you.

Ehingbeti 2014 Theme: Powering The Lagos Economy: Real Opportunities, Endless Possibilities...
Date: April 8-10, 2014
Venue: Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos

Alhaji Aliko Dangote - Foremost Industrialist
Two former Presidents–Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia and Pedro Pires of Cape Verde; and foremost industrialist and President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, will be among the local and international speakers at the coming 7th Lagos Economic Summit called EHINGBETI 2014.
According to a statement by the organizers, Saakashvili is expected as the main keynote speaker, while Pires will speak at the dinner being put together as one of the side attractions of the economic summit.
Pedro Pires - former President of Cape Verde
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, who is the host of the economic summit, will deliver the opening address.

The statement lists other speakers and panelists for the summit to include the Chairman, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Dr. Sam Amadi; Commissioner, Market Competition and Rates, NERC, Mr. Eyo Ekpo; Group Executive Director (Gas and Power), Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. David Ige; Dean, Faculty of Environmental Science, University of Lagos, Prof. Olumide Olusanya; and Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Taofiq Tijani.
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