The Federal Government through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured that it will partner Nigerian youths to ensure the actualization of their God-given potentials.
The Minister gave the assurance at the official closure of the 4th edition of the annual Social Media Week, held at the Landmark Centre in Lagos over the weekend said;
“In our efforts to diversify our economy away from oil, I am confident that we have great options in the creative industry and the infinite possibilities that an empowered young Nigerian can spin.
“We will partner with the youths to make it possible for them to actualize their dreams.”
The Social Media Week, the Minister acknowledged, has garnered five million mentions on social media, and attracted 30,000 people, in addition to 500 speakers, over four years, to engage with the youths who, formed the vanguard of those who helped to bring about the much-needed change in the country.
“In this respect, we hope to play a more active role in subsequent editions (of the Social Media Week),” he said.
The Minister, fielded questions from the audience on issues ranging from Boko Haram to tourism and the country’s image, and also congratulated the organizers of a gathering that provides the ideas, trends, insights and inspiration to help people and businesses understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world.
Organizers of the Social Media Week, reveal that the annual event features a central stage for keynotes and panels, multiple rooms for workshops, master classes and presentations, and an area dedicated to co-working, networking and interactive installations.
Social Media Week Lagos is the largest, tech, new media and business conference in Africa, with thousands of people participating annually.
Participants come from all over Africa and elsewhere around the world to explore a wide range of topics like education, business, entertainment, technology, art, banking and politics.