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It’s that time of the year again and I’m excited, yay!!!

For those in the know, the title already gave it away, for the uncircumcised, I’m talking about the Platform event that would be holding here in Lagos on the 1st October, 2014 at the Covenant Place Iganmu by 9.00am. This edition has been tagged: National Development Through Business, The Rule Of Law & Building Right Institutions it will be also be broadcast live on Channels TV and via the internet. It promises to be another exciting session with Speakers like: Caroline L Arnold, MD Goldman Sachs NY, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Prof. Yemi Osibajo SAN, Prof Chidi Odinkalu amongst others. The Convener is Pastor Poju Oyemade, Senior Pastor Covenant Christian Centre. You can read his welcome address here

For the uninitiated, The Platform Event started on the 1st of May, 2008, and has been held annually since. Now, it has several break out sessions including The Platform Tech and The Platform Enterprise. The Platform Enterprise seeks to spark the entrepreneurial spirit in those on the precipice of venturing into uncharted territories as well as ground those already in the waters that they may not sink. The first edition of the held in July this year and had amongst other speakers Leke Alder talking about Business Branding and Marketing. The Platform has had top notch speakers spanning continents (Africa, Asia, North America…) who have shared their expertise in encouraging young Nigerians to stand up and be counted in the development of the Fatherland.

The Platform is a Non-denominational event organised by the Covenant Christian Centre and it has grown to have friends in several ministries and walks of life. Highly anticipated, speakers at the event always deliver, leaving the participants better informed than they previously were. My favorite speaker is Mr Leke Alder, after hearing him speak the first time, I’ve been a fan of his. Mr Alder will not be speaking at this edition, but I cannot wait to hear the speakers teach.

In all, the Platform seeks to engender patriotism in Nigerians, challenging us to think without the box (not necessarily outside) and build up Nigerians to take up their place in the comity of nations as a world leader via human capital development, technology and business innovations.

As usual, this edition will challenge minds. I can’t wait for Wednesday October 1st. It promises to herald a new dispensation. Be there.

For official literature and banners, click here

To register for the Platorm Event, click here

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