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Pedro, Bandele, others to speak at YPF leadership summit


Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mr Femi Pedro and the seventh Vice-Chancellor of the Ekiti State University, Prof. Samuel Bandele are among seasoned professionals confirmed to speak at the second edition of the annual leadership summit organised by the Young Professionals Forum (YPF) of the Deeper Life Bible Church, to address the need for quality leadership among the youth population.

The event, LEAD 2020 (Leadership, Excellence, Ascent and Development), themed, ‘The Quantum Leap’, is billed for July 25 and 26, 2020 and will hosted via online channels, such as Facebook and YouTube due to the global COVID-19 global pandemic.

Other professionals who will be dissecting issues that touch on various aspects of leadership and emotional intelligence are Dr. Bayo Oyeyemi, Chairman, Good Shepherd Group of Schools; Pastor Philip Ajimuda, and Mr. Adams Adebola, Proprietor of Adams Int’l College.

The LEAD 2020 is aimed at igniting conversations around forthright leadership and emotional intelligence among the young professionals in any strata of the society they find themselves.


The organisers of the 2-day summit also announced that interested participants can join the one-of-its-kind summit on social media platforms from any part of the world on Youtube and Facebook @ypfonlinehq and

According to the President of the Young Professionals Forum, Daniel Bamigbayan, “this programme is planned to reach at least 10,000 young professionals around the world. This is our own way of supporting the outcry for leaders that can move our nation and the world forward. We believe that with the array of exemplary leaders that will be speaking at the event, we will be able to guide young professionals on how to reach the top of their career while upholding the highest level of integrity.”

Others invited guests to include Mrs. Seliatu Ehimor, a Pharmacist and Addiction Professional; Dr. Ayo Ogunsan, Chairman, Executive Motors; Mr. Tim Atimoe, CEO, Timatimoe Consult; Barrister Uchenna Uwechia, GSK Nigeria; Paul Kokoricha Partner, African Capital Alliance, and John Enoh.

Recall that YPF organised its maiden summit in 2019, with the theme “Gaining the Edge” with several participants drawn from various walks of life. The event had in attendance over 4,000 participants and about 800 graduates from the Skill Acquisition Programme scheme of the organisation were sent forth.

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