The Editorial Board members of BrandiQ Magazine wish to specially announce to the public that the 4th edition of the Annual BrandiQ Symposium will hold on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 in Lagos.
The theme for this year is: Brand Nigeria @ 56: ‘New Ideas to Make Our Union Work’.
This topic is informed by the fact that, right now, our country Nigeria is faced with obvious economic challenges. This has affected our national lives in all and every way imaginable. People are struggling to feed and businesses are stressed. The state of infrastructure, education, health and scale of unemployment, especially among the youths, is a major concern.
We do not think that bemoaning the situation will help; rather, lending a helping hand would do.
The tenets of democracy recommend that the leading lights of the society take the initiative to mobilize and galvanize the citizenry to effective and robust discussion of, and open deliberation on, all issues that concern the community for the common good.
Deliberation, discussion, consensus building, negotiations, compromise and debates remain the foundation of liberal democracy! In recognition of this, every year since 2013, BrandiQ magazine stages a public discussion forum, just immediately after the independence celebration, to discuss a topical issue affecting the health of the Nigerian state.
In the 2015 edition, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education, who was the special guest speaker discussed the theme/topic: ‘Public Accountability, Corporate Governance and Responsible Citizenship’.
This year, we have decided to examine the state of our Union with the aim to fashion out new ideas to make it work. The BrandiQ Editorial Board members in partnership with the BrandiQ Symposium Organising Committee have assembled a quality team of speakers to engage Nigerians and the government on the issue.
As usual, our over five hundred campus students from the major universities in the South-west, Nigeria, including the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State University, Ojo, Redeemers University, Ede, Covenant University, Ota and others have been briefed to attend the symposium.
Please reserve the Wednesday, November 23, 2016 date for the annual BrandiQ Symposium.