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Leading Nigerian chief executives,captains of industries, development organisations as well as top government officials are expected to storm the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, this
month for a special dinner event organised by the In’Genius Youth project to showcase to them the best 10 shortlisted ideas proffered as solutions by Nigerian youth to some prevalent problems confronting the nation.
The 10 best ideas to be presented on the night are the best adjudged entries out of several received in the just concluded In’Genius competition, introduced by In’Genius Youth Organisation, as a medium through which young ideas generators can find a platform for expression and have a chance to win fabulous prizes.
Speaking at a media parley organised recently, in Lagos, to intimate the public on the position of the competition which started earlier in the year, the Director and Project Head, Oreoluwa Ogundipe, expressed satisfaction with the level of participation among Nigerian youth both home and in Diaspora. This, he argued, demonstrates a clear indication that the solutions to some of the major basic problems facing the country are not far fetched and that the Nigerian youth are capable of solving them if provided the right environment, opportunity and encouragement.
Ogundipe revealed that it would be a tough job to select the 10 best inventive ideas from over 60 qualified entries received for the competition as at June 20 when the entries closed, as all the entries’ had the potential to win with deliberate attempts to solve either of the Six identified problems which include; Alternative power supply; Transportation; Communication; Agriculture; Tax Management, and Tourism.
This inaugural edition of the competition is being hosted by the University of Lagos Engineering Society with the competition billed to hold at the Main Auditorium Of the University of Lagos.
He explained that some of the nation’s top chief executives expected at the dinner include: Governors, Ministers, and those from varied sectors including Banks, Insurance, Telecommunications, Manufacturing ,Energy ,Real Estate, Oil & Gas as well as hospitability and tourism management.
Also speaking at the event, the director sponsorship, Mr Emmanuel Adeolu-Olaiya disclosed that the first three ideas would be rewarded at the dinner with their prizes. He announced that the first prize would get the sum of N2.5 Million Naira, the second receives N1.5 Million while the third would get the sum of N750, 000.00.Share