We believe that the state of affairs of our dear country Nigeria presents a challenge to the creativity, intelligence and resourcefulness of the Nigerian Youth. The Policy Competition aims to galvanize the Nigerian Youth to accept this challenge through active participation in the public policy process.
The Policy Competition was conceived as a platform for the grooming and harvesting of ideas on solving some of Nigeria’s developmental challenges from its youth population. Although the challenges are well known, there has been no serious effort to introduce young Nigerians to public policy in a manner that draws on the creativity and intelligence of this demography. It is however clear to the discerning that Nigeria would have no better future if her youth remain unskilled in the art and science of pubic policy.
It is, therefore, on this basis that the Policy Competition was established. The promoters of the initiative believe firmly that the state of affairs our dear country presents a challenge to the creativity, intelligence and resourcefulness of the Nigerian. The Policy Competition aims to galvanize the Nigerian Youth to accept this challenge through active participation in the public policy process. It is expected that a deeper and better appreciation of the manifold issues at stake will lead to higher levels of preparedness by aspiring leaders and improve the quality of leadership in our society. We recognize the audacity of this ambition and we remain committed to its realization.
The maiden edition of the Competition is exclusive to undergraduate students. With this, we aim to cast the instruction being received within a framework of nation building and development.
Managing Partner, Verboheit Consulting
Strategy Consultant, BCG
Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Head, Government Relations of The Nigerian Stock Exchange
Accounting and Finance Professional