NLI was founded in 2006 by Olusegun Aganga (who is presently Nigeriaâ€™s Minister of Finance & Chairman of the Board of the Bretton-Woods Institutes, the World Bank & the International Monetary Fund (IMF)) and Dr Christopher Kolade CON (Pro-Chancellor, Pan African University & former Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK).
NLI has become popular for its Future Leaders Seminar, which is a values-based leadership seminar for young leaders who explore the modern challenge of leading in societies; especially a society where people share different and sometimes opposing values or goals.
The Notes2Note video is animated and features the following narrators: MI, Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, Sasha, BOUQUI, Omawumi, Aisha Augie-Kuta, TY Bello, Chioma Omeruah and the RoofTop Mcs. It tells the story of Nigeriaâ€™s rich history using Naira notes and illustrates the core values of the countryâ€™s founding fathers.
NLI believes that one step to getting the country back on track is to reach out to young people during their formative years to start
reinforcing values necessary to rebuild a good society. This was the driving impetus for the conception of Notes2Note.
A global premiere event will hold on Wednesday, May 26 at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas. The video will also be broadcast on TV and radio stations on Children’s Day, May 27, 2010 at 8pm on Silverbird TV and Inspiration FM. It will also be available for free download atwww.nli-global.org.
The Notes2Note project is under NLI’s CLEVER initiative, which includes other projects like the Wordslam competition where youth can write the lyrics to a potential award winning song and international poetry book. There’s also a Clever Club, which gives students an opportunity to take responsibility for transforming the country by developing a sense of civic responsibility.
It is NLIâ€™s goal that by the third year of implementation, the CLEVER initiative will be institutionalised and self sustaining through a combination of private sector support, and partnership with the Federal & State Governments.
The Nigeria leadership Initiative (NLI) was established in 2006 as an international non-profit, non-partisan organisation. The mission of NLI is to mobilise the energy, talent and resources of credible and accomplished Nigerians in Nigeria and the Diaspora to tackle the challenges that confront Nigeria.
NLI provides a platform for highly accomplished, uniquely qualified Nigerian Leaders (Fellows) and emerging leaders (Future Leaders) to develop and express their values-based leadership skills and to assume a transformative role in the development of Nigeria.
NLI is registered as a Charity in Nigeria, United Kingdom and the United States and is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.