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MTN partners RISE Forum to empower Nigerian youths

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As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative in advancing the vision and knowledge of Nigerian youths, leading ICT and telecommunications Company, MTN, is partnering with, RISE Networks, a private sector funded youth-interest organisation, to engage youths across the country in a National Developmental Forum.

The forum is focused on advancing the aspirations and knowledge of youths, all over the nation, by providing them with the opportunity to interact with renowned and successful Nigerian Business Icons and professionals, who will share with them knowledge and experience on their successes.

Speaking on the partnership with RISE Networks, the General Manager, Consumer Marketing, MTN Nigeria, Kolawole Oyeyemi, explained that the company as a truly youth-friendly brand is committed to every activity that will positively develop and engage Nigerian youths in other to contribute their own quota to national development. In his words: “A key strategic focus of MTN is to, constantly, provide an engaging platform for Nigerian youths and the company has continuously demonstrated this through innovative ways across various areas of life , like the Project Fame, Link Forum,  Lagos Street Soccer, Football Scholar, App Challenge, DoBox, Songstar among others”.

According to him, the essence is to provide an engaging platform for Young Nigerians to exchange ideas and learn relevant skills and techniques.  “Through this platform, many talented young Nigerians who will lead Nigeria into that envisioned ‘greater tomorrow’ will be unearthed, as they will hear from those who have excelled in different areas of lives, established icons, esteemed professionals and successful entrepreneurs. Inculcating in them, a greater vision for life and inspiring them to greater heights, as they move up the ladder of success,” he noted.

The forum, which is designed to be highly motivating and inspiring, based on the arrays of speakers that would be attending the events kicked-off in Owerri, Imo State and has also taken place in Federal University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State, Benson Idahosa University Benin City, Edo State and will continue at Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.

Over the years, MTN Nigeria has always been in the fore front, going beyond borders, in developing youths, across the country, through its various life-changing initiatives, thus, making them stand tall and preparing them as African leaders of tomorrow.