Naija Project 2015: Victor Okoro tasks youth on nation building

Naija Project 2015: Victor Okoro tasks youth on nation building



This year’s edition of the Naija Project, organized by African Minds, a human

development organization, took place on the 1st of November 2015, amidst pumps

and pageantry. The theme for this year’s event is tagged “Your Very Best”.

Speaking at the event, the visioneer of the organization, Sir Victor Okoro

explained that the Naija Project was put together to inspire the youth to

contribute their quota towards the development of our great nation, Nigeria. He

further explained “ Nigeria needs every one of us to make her great, and in the

light of this, developing the potentials of the youth is a sine qua non”

The Africa Mind aka AMI, is a non-religious, apolitical and non-ethnic Human

Development Organization founded in 2006. It focuses on raising young leaders,

effective speakers, communicators and young business men and women. The

organization is located in Ajegunle, Amukoko, Badia, Orile and environ, being

amongst the most highly dense slums in the Lagos city with over 7 million

people. Over populated areas are always characterized by the following

phenomena; Early child pregnancy, Illicit drug addiction, Prostitution, Crime and

Violence, Dirty environment, Poverty, hunger, lack; to mention but a few. So this

group of positive thinkers deemed fit to play vital role in the mental rehabilitation

of the youths within these communities.

In the past years, AMI has put in tremendous effort to see that the lives of people

from these areas are affected positively. It’s no news that they have embarked on

several program in the past to help equip the youths.

The first speaker at the event, Pastor Success recognized the presence of the

pioneer and founder of the organization. Mr. Victor Okoro, a dedicated young man

who has committed his precious time helping people to attain their goals in life.

Sir Vic, a popular sobriquet used by his fans is the founder of The Africa Mind.

The creative orator has affected the lives of many hopeless youths Lagos and


The second speaker at the event, Pastor John Enelamah gave an inspiring presentation

that underscores the importance of an idea. He said that all great successes ultimately

begins with an idea, but what makes ideas become reality is the fuel of human

desire. Hear him “An idea by itself can give you a temporary feeling of inspiration,

but burning desire is what gets you through all the perspiration necessary to

overcome the inevitable obstacles along the way. Take a moment to think about

the goals you’ve set for yourself. The moment you unveil your design or desire,

you are in the right channel; the one that everybody is looking forward to having

in the scene”

Speaking further, he said “the key to success is for you to find out what you

really love to do, and then find a way to make a good living doing it. The truth

about your God-Given Purpose is that it is divinely fine-tuned to take you to your

fulfillment in life. Your prolonged dissatisfaction, God-given gifts, passions and

the voices of others could be telling you that you were created for another

purpose. But certainly if your vision is strong, your will never deviate from it. To

crown it up, these are some of the inspirational word you would need to inspire

and motivate you to the corridor of your dream come true”

The other special guest, Mr. Okey Enelamah, who is currently a federal

government ministerial designate was unavoidably absent because of his official

commitment, but he however, sent his goodwill message. Also in attendance

were representatives of Voice of Change Network Int’l, Mr. Raphael

Chukwuemeka, Miss Vera Ogezie and Mr. Austin Edoho . Mr. Austin Edoho gave a

brief presentation of the ongoing Project Help a Child of VOC Int’l. He told the

audience how the project can help the poor children within their community;

Finally, Victor Okoro, gave the vote of thanks. He thanked everyone for their time

in making the program a successful one. The event ended 7pm, and every of the

participant departed with an inspiration to be their “ very best” in all their

endeavors and in their contributions to making Nigeria, nay the world a better


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