As Nigeria clocks 57 on the 1st of October, 2017, Nigerians; especially the youth really need to question the status quo. Is the news about the recession not frightening? Is the thought of the coming hardship and epileptic delivery of crucial services to citizens not disturbing? Yes they are. However, the state of any place is in the validity of its people and the conscious effort to ensure that there is a drastic progress in the country greatly lies on its citizens. These and many more necessary futuristic thoughts are why the largest Independence Day conference is a compulsory ritual. The success of the past four (4) editions from 2013 Advancement 1.0 till the last Advancement 4.0, has reached well over 9,500 youths. We have within this period recorded success stories, grass root awareness, kid and youth inclusion in governance, nation building and a whole lot of moral building. We have sustained and arrived at a point where we bring role models, call political powers and government officers up for reasonable dialogue. All these have granted us solutions in part. Seeing the records and reports of these rising developments, we are more convinced of the need to do more, to call more youths to order and set them on the track needed for them to tour in making Nigeria truly a better place to live.
This has led to the advent of the Advancement 5.0 which is the 2017 Edition of this movement. Unlike the past editions, the theme for this year’s event is “Economic Dialogue – Ordinary People Building an Extraordinary Nigeria”. This year’s edition is coming with unique touch as we would be having the same event go live by 9:00AM, October 2nd, 2017 in 3 different cities of the country respectively:
Abuja – Civic Innovation Lab, Osas and Osaji building, No. 50 Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent, Wuse 2 Abuja (Beside H-Medix by Amigos).
Akure – Advancement Hub, after A&T Hotel, Owo Express, Akure, Ondo State.
Lagos – House 7, Plot 2/3 opposite yard 158, First Bank Bus Stop, Kudirat Abiola Way, Oregun Ikeja, Lagos.
The huge vision to birth a new Nigeria borne out of an intellectualized revolution in Technology, Business, Politics, National Security and Social Development, continues as it encapsulates the wholesome needs of the Nigerian youth.
“The Advancement” has been known to give a platform for dialogue between diverse age groups. Intellectual discussions beefed up by fire-branded keynote and panel session speakers will not fail to deliver more than expected at this year’s conference. The audience can also look forward to meeting those who have made immense contributions to youth development, are committed to nation building and are key players in the future of Technology in Nigeria.
The Curator of The Advancement, Olusola Amusan, when asked why there should be a massive turnout at the Advancement 5.0 said, “Advancement 5.0 – Economic Dialogue is a strategic response to the challenge of our generation, a challenge that borders on direction”; we understand that; “In every generation, the destiny of the people rests upon the shoulders of a few, a few good rebels, who will take political, economic, intellectual and physical responsibilities borne on the wings of leadership for the course of change. We have no affiliation with government, political parties or individuals, all we seek is ADVANCEMENT!”
The massive attendance and success at the previous editions was as a result of the hands that contributed to this vision of the nation’s urgent need for advancement.
The Advancement Team is working and sourcing for more youths that are willing to sacrifice their time and resources to help carry this vision.
We believe strongly in volunteering and partnerships because they have helped us to sustain a continuous vibe of sustenance throughout the years. “I can confidently say #VolunteeringIsFun” said the Partnership Director for Advancement 5.0, Pelumi Oladipo.
We use this rare medium to say a big thank you to our long standing partners, as we greatly still indulge all well-meaning organizations to join in making this message reach every nook and cranny. With you, we know that this work could be easier, scale faster and quadruple the impact we have recorded. There is no doubt that “The Advancement” will continue to impact the youths for years to come as Advancement 5.0 would leave an indelible impact on the gross development of Nigeria.
To register for Advancement 5.0, visit www.advancement.me/register or call
07064838833 for more details and direction.
We are Nigeria! We will Advance!!!