The President and Founder of New Generation Africa platform Daniel Ogoloma has thrown his weight behind the position of Nigeria youths
Ogoloma made this known while speaking during 4th edition of Law Students Association of Nigeria annual national convention Yesterday in Abuja.
According to him,” Due to the pandemic the 4-day conference tagged Repositioning was a little different from previous editions of the annual convention, only about 200 people were present at the venue while thousands of people watched the event online through different streaming platforms.
“However, this year’s conference was a memorable one. Apart from its observation of the principles of social distancing and heavy reliance on technology for transmission, the conference features interesting and inspiring programmes such as panel discussions, cultural fiesta, charity visitation, talent show, city tour, awards and a grand dinner.
There were also distinguished keynote speakers like O.M. Atoyemi,SAN., Comrade Mustapha Salihu, Clifford Omozeghian and Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN at the conference. One notable name on the impressive list of the individuals who gave goodwill messages was Daniel Ogoloma, the Nigerian-British youth advocate and political activist who is also the President and Founder of New Generation Africa platform. Others include Attorney General of Nigeria, President of International Bar Association, Senator Dino Melaye and the President of Nigerian Bar Association.
In his speech, Daniel Ogoloma began his message by thanking the president of Law Students Association, Emanuel Nwobodo, the national executive members and the various executive members at state levels for the opportunity given to him to speak at such a prestigious occasion.
He acknowledged the roles of the association and its crop of leaders in the areas of nation building and social change which has attracted positive responses both in Nigeria and in the Diaspora. In his words, Ogoloma said, “Even when leaders in the country haven’t necessarily done their part, you guys have been resilient and kept at the mission…which is to inspire , propel and mobilize a new breed of leaders that would play full and active roles in political, social and economic remits.”
While commending the president of the association and members of the organizing committee of the conference for bringing distinguished individuals like Prof. Yemi Oshibajo, the Vice President of Nigeria, Babatunde Fashola, a former Governor of Lagos State and current serving minister, Abubakar Malami and others to share their wealth of experience with the attendees, Ogoloma compared the effort to one of the sayings of Sir Isaac Newton which bothers on the need to seek mentorship in order to excel. He quoted Sir Newton when he said, “If you want to see far, stand on the shoulders of giants.” Ogoloma likened these illustrious individuals to giants on whose shoulders the coming generation of leaders would need to stand in order for them to see farther.
He ended his speech by acknowledging that Nigeria is no longer an emerging market or emerging nation but it is the future of Africa and the world. He also expressed his confidence in the current members of the Law Students Association of Nigeria and their potentials of becoming successful people in the areas of governance, finance and many who will pioneer great things globally on behalf of Nigeria.