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High Commissioner of Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Wendell Vincent Carlton De Landro, will lead other speakers to tutor youths on new perspectives and innovations to tackle Nigeria’s socio-economic problems and meet the production demands of its growing population.

The lead speakers include American actress, writer and empowerment speaker, Sheri Riley, and member of the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Global Agenda Council, Austin Okere, who founded CWG Plc.

With the second edition of the conference tagged ‘Thinkation 2019: Out of the box’, the organisers plan to produce 50 million young entrepreneurs with the mindset, paradigm and capacity to meet the market demands of the over seven million added to the country’s population yearly.

Coined from the words ‘thinking and education’, Thinkation, organised by the Ubong King Foundation, will hold on January 19, 2019 at Harbour Point Event Centre, Lagos.

According the convener, Ubong King, for Nigeria to thrive and come out of its present economic quagmire, young people need to be inquisitive, because inquisition breeds research, research births solutions and solutions bring about expansion.

“Nigeria has a critical mass of young people that can drive this change, and Thinkation is here to find them, inspire them, nurture and deploy them while providing requisite mentorship through the Ubong King Foundation Mentoring Platform, which has over 3.000 mentees already.

“Our country is in desperate times, and in desperate times, people need perspectives more than anything else. Perspective brings exposure, exposure leads to critical thinking and critical thinking yields new ideas, innovation, decisions and opportunities.

“We are at that point where emphasis must be placed on talent development, skill honing, ideation and innovation to solve our economic demands as a people and a country. This is what Thinkation is all about,” he added.

King, who identified poverty, over-population and food scarcity as the major causes of the country’s crisis, described the conference as a wake-up call for young people to take control of issues that affect them and re-strategise to tackle the problems, which consequently would result in national economic development.


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