Finda Koroma, ECOWAS Commission VP, to give keynote speech at JCI Summit in Lagos

September 3, 2021
News & Reports

Her Excellency, Madam Finda Koroma, Vice-President of the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, will deliver the keynote address at the 11th edition of the Leadership Excellence for National Development (LEND) Seminar and Podcast Series in Lagos, Africa’s largest commercial hub on Saturday, 4th September 2021.

“This is such an interesting topic and I look forward to sharing my ideas and insights with the distinguished members and guests of the Junior Chamber International,” says Koroma ahead of the event, holding in Lagos. “As always, it will be another opportunity for me to showcase the work of the ECOWAS Commission, and exchange views on the pace of challenges and developments in the West Africa region.”

The LEND Seminar is of the main activities scheduled for the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Africa and The Middle East (AMESA) Summit, holding in Lagos with the theme “Building Emerging Leaders for Africa & the Middle East”.

Organized by JCI Nigeria Senate Association, a think tank, the LEND discourse will be at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos.

“We are super delighted that Madam Koroma will lead the conversation during our hybrid LEND event,” says Nneka Itabor, Chair of the JCI Nigeria Senate Association. “She is the perfect personality to address our Nigerian and international audiences on the extant realities of personal and institutional leadership, entrepreneurship and cross-border trade in West Africa.”

A lawyer with over 30 years of experience in the international development sector, Koroma, fluent in English, French and with a working knowledge of Portuguese, is the first female to have been appointed to the position of Vice-President of the ECOWAS Commission.

Engr. Simbi K. Wabote

According to a statement received by Travu, Koroma’s keynote address will precede the second keynote speech by the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) Engr. Simbi Wabote, who will provide a national perspective to the topic and speak to the ongoing reforms he is spearheading at the Board.

As has been the tradition, all AMESA provide the hosts (i.e. JCI national associations) a unique opportunity to showcase the hospitality, economic and commercial assets and potentials of their people and countries.

As previously reported by Travu, the summit is billed to showcase the best of Nigerian hospitality to JCI members from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Jordan, Southern Africa, Togo, Turkey and Western Europe from 2nd to 5th September 2021.

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