Enthusiastic Nigerians clad in bright orange shirts turned up in record numbers to participate at the first KO Readers ‘r’ Leaders Destiny Walk; a literacy awareness campaign hosted by Ignite Nigeria.
The event featured groundbreaking leadership content, amazing conversations, rib-cracking comedy and great live music by entertainers including; KCEE, Praiz and Sound Sultan. Professional comics; Tee A, Seyi Law and Alibaba ensured rib cracking moments as they put their artistry to work as Masters of Ceremony.
Captains of the Nigerian business industry turned up to support the convener; Kolawole Oyeyemi whose message of ensuring that the degrading state of literacy as exposed by recent examination statistics is swiftly revived by impacting the attributes of reading to the young generation.
According to Oyeyemi; “We believe that the future and success of any nation is dependent on the younger generation. Leaders are not born, they are developed. Reading to acquire purposeful knowledge is one of the most effective ways to create good leaders. A nation fails when the leaders are ignorant; therefore it is important that we promote reading, because knowledge is the first law of leadership. If you don’t study to master your trade, your mates will master you.’
Registered participants had gathered as early as 7.30 am at Rowe Park Yaba Lagos just as paramedics, law enforcement agencies and volunteers embarked on the 2 hour walk.
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