Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, and Chairman, Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh, have been confirmed as the headline speakers for a mega entrepreneurship summit scheduled for Michael Okpara Square, Independence Layout, Enugu, on Thursday, November 4, from 10am. Prof. Ositadinma Chinedu Nebo is Chairman of the occasion.
The entrepreneurship summit, put together by the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) Business School in partnership with Africa’s pioneer composite e-commerce outfit, Yudala, will see both renowned entrepreneurs lead discussion into the nitty-gritty of street entrepreneurship and the ABC of creating and sustaining wealth in 21st Century Nigeria. Also expected at the occasion as the Special Guest of Honour is the Deputy Senate President, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu, among other distinguished guests.
Already, anticipation is building up in the city of Enugu and other South Eastern states for the summit, which is expected to also grant many attendees a chance to learn more about YUBOSS – an entrepreneurship and wealth creation scheme set up by Yudala in partnership with Access Bank and Airtel and which has, only recently, received a commitment of N1.5 billion support from the Leo Stan Ekeh Foundation to generate creative employment and grow future billionaires in Nigeria.
A world-class Nigerian digital entrepreneur for over 28 years, Ekeh has built the biggest integrated ICT group in Africa. Honoured by former President Obasanjo as an ICON of Hope to younger Nigerians on October 1, 2001 for his incisive digital entrepreneurship, Ekeh has earned over 70 local and international awards and five Honourary Doctorate Degrees for sustained entrepreneurship.
On his part, Dr. Peter Obi, an entrepreneur and former Governor of Anambra State is an astute businessman, with a wealth of experience in banking and corporate circles before veering into politics where he distinguished himself as two-term Governor of Anambra State. A graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Peter Obi’s sterling record of entrepreneurship and leadership has made him one of the leading sources of business intelligence and insights in Nigeria and beyond.
The event is targeted at professionals, civil servants, students, unemployed and under-employed youth. “It will afford many an opportunity to benefit from invaluable mentoring tips and sessions from both dignified speakers in the course of the programme, with the wealth of experience of Prof. Nebo – a former University don and erstwhile Minister of Power also expected to raise the level of engagements at the summit,” Yudala said Sunday evening in a statement.
Interestingly, the venue of the entrepreneurship summit – Michael Okpara Square – will also host the Yudala Coalfest Zero Gravity Mega Music Concerts featuring a host of leading artistes, with a Contemporary Music Concert headlined by Flavour, Zoro, Nigga Raw, Naeto C, Humble Smith and others on Saturday November 5th. This will be followed on Sunday November 6th by what is being touted as the biggest Rock Gospel Concert ever witnessed in the South-East featuring Frank Edwards, Sammie Okposo, Buchi, Chioma Jesus, Joe Praise, Steve Crown, Chinyere Udoma, Nkay and Gozie Okeke of Akanchawa fame, among others. It promises to be the most rewarding weekend this year east of the Niger as all roads lead to Enugu.