6 Nigerians Selected For UK Houses Of Parliament Debate On Global Issues

Six Nigerians have been selected to participate in the UK’s House of Parliament debate on global issues as part of a new generation of leaders to join individuals from 10 other countries for an intensive policy and leadership development programme scheduled  in London.

Participants will meet inspiring leaders in public policy as well as members of the UK Parliament during an intensive conference entitled; “Fast Forward: Preparing the World to Come’’. The programme is scheduled for October 18 to October 27, 2017.

Representatives from Nigeria, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia, United Kingdom and the United States will participate in the debate.

Participants are also expected to be part of a leadership development programme, participate in a series of work sessions aimed at developing their skills to aid public policy-making, as well as generate positive changes in their countries.

Once back in their countries, the programme seeks to keep members in active communication and to continue to take advantage of the opportunity to develop their skills, share their knowledge and experiences with other colleagues around this global network.

At the pitch event to select candidates to represent Nigeria, which held in Abuja on Friday, Louisa Waddingham, the Director Programmes, British Council Nigeria told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the programme was geared toward solving global issues.

“British Council is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to six young people that will enable them to connect with exceptional individuals from around the globe, who have big ideas and want to change the world through policy making.

“ The six exceptional young leaders who have been selected intend to push for policies that will improve the lives of all Nigerians in gender equality, maternal health, industrialisation, Youth in Enterprise and eradication of malaria.

“Our six winners will join others selected from British Council countries and connect with the UK Houses of Parliament through an immersive conference, learning from today’s decision makers, seeing effective policy making first hand and discussing the most significant global issues facing the next generation globally.”

The six people selected to represent Nigeria in London are Seun Tuyo, Nwamaka Ogbonna, Oladotun Olatunji, Olaoluwa Abagun, Blessing Omakwu, and Hauwa Liman.

The winners said they believed in the strength of policy making was fundamental to the strength of government as a whole and the larger society.

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