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Lagos Shift hosts Nigerian youths online as Mitchell Elegbe, others deliver lecture


The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos Young Adults and Youth Affairs (LYAYA) has announced the season 9 of its annual event, Lagos Shift,  themed, “Rise 2 Shine”, which will hold Online on Sunday 3rd May 2020 from 1.00 pm. 

The annual event, due to the social distancing of the Federal Government in the fight to curtail the spread of COVID-19 will be held online and streamed live on all @LagosShift social media platforms, with participation open for all. 

The online event will provide insights into how youths, in particular, can remain optimistic and rise above the debilitating impact of COVID-19 and still shine in this era of global uncertainty. 


The Lagos shift is an initiative aimed at  youths’ motivation, talent discovery, and nurturing with the expectation that talented youth would have a better future via the use of their natural talents.

Lagos shift 2020 would also give an opportunity to young Nigerians who have viable business ideas that can solve a social problem to pitch such ideas, outstanding concepts will be selected by certified judges and a winner selected. 

Entries for this Business Innovation Challenge will open on Monday April 27, 2020 and close on Sunday May 10, 2020; entries will be in form of 60 seconds video and are to be submitted online via @LagosShift on Instagram. 


The guest speaker, Mr. Mitchell Elegbe, who is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Interswitch; an Africa Focused Integrated Payment Processing Company, will be leading the presentation/ lecture. 

He will share practical tips on rising above the storms and aftermath of COVID-19 in one’s career, businesses, finances, and other spheres of life.

Asked about the Lagos Shift 9.0, Mitchell said that “this lecture will be a chance for people to learn digitally, broaden their intellectual insight and network, also get entertained, be empowered, and showcase their talents amidst the outbreak of the pandemic. 

“This is the era of globalization, and people need to be authorities in their fields digitally.” 

Participants will be able to ask questions live and get responses easily through any of the online channels.

Since inception in the year 2012, SHỊFT has grown and is now also staged in South Africa, Dubai, Istanbul, and Kenya. 

SHỊFT is taking Nigeria by storm as the event now holds in Abuja, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Abeokuta, Enugu, Asaba, Warri, Bayelsa, and Taraba; drawing millions of youths each year.

It has conducted 8 editions, with the 9th edition as the first exclusively online version which is set to host more than 10,000 (ten thousand) participants.


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