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By Nsikan Ikpe


Building on the success of its now quite popular, annual The Platform Nigeria discussion sessions on Nigerian national development, its convener and Senior Pastor of the Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos, Pastor Poju Oyemade has revealed that plans will soon be set in motion to establish a full stream politics and governance institute.

In a Facebook post after the success of the 2016 edition of the event which regularly coincides with Nigeria’s Independence celebrations, Oyemade remarked that the move would be the next stage in the evolution of the concept.

‘In response to yesterday’s Platform, it is now time to implement the next idea. The Platform will be opening a politics/governance Institute. We will equip people with the knowledge & tools to be skillfully engaged in nation building. This energy will not go destructive neither shall it go to waste,’ the pastor outlined.

Commenting on some of the presentations made at the 2016 edition of the event, the cleric singled out that by former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, as most note-worthy.

‘Gov Peter Obi has clearly demonstrated that you don’t have to attack anyone to be effective in communicating a need for change @theplatformng.

His presentation showed the power of story telling as against mere words of bitterness. This is what @theplatformng is all about.’

The Platform event has in the past been graced by a bevy of speakers, who include Dr Oby Ezekwesili and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.


Pastor Poju Oyemade, Convener, The Platform Nigeria

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