Former Cross River State governor, Liyel Imoke, wants more youths in Nigeria to become part of decision making at all levels in the country. He however insists that they can only achieve this if the present generation understands the need to be audacious and negotiate their way into the board room.
Imoke who spoke while delivering a keynote address at the 2021 Career Day Celebration of The Bridge Foundation in Abuja, maintained to the large gathering of young people that “until you get into the board room, you can never be able to influence change.” Nobody, he explained “will make space for you to take over. At 30, when I went to the Senate, it was negotiated, nobody made space for me.” Hardwork” he said, must be embraced by youth as “2023 provides you with the opportunity to be in the board room, to take control of the change(s) you all want to see in this country.”
He also apologized to a large audience of the Foundation in Calabar, Cross River State, for taking the 2021 edition to Abuja, citing the destruction of critical infrastructure at the Calabar International Convention Centre, during the Endsars protest as majorly responsible for the shift in venue.
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