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Congress announces “Mandela’s legacy: a catalyst for inspiring national rebirth” conference

National Rescue Congress announces "Mandela's Legacy: A Catalyst for Inspiring National Rebirth" Conference


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Embracing Mandela’s Vision for a Renewed Nigeria

In an era marked by socio-economic challenges and political uncertainties, Nigeria stands at a pivotal crossroads. The National Rescue Congress (NRC) proudly announces the upcoming conference, “Mandela’s Legacy: A Catalyst for Inspiring National Rebirth,” aimed at harnessing the enduring legacy of Dr. Nelson Mandela as a beacon of hope and direction.

As we commemorate the 10th remembrance anniversary of this global icon, we invite Nigerians to partake in this transformative event.

The Nelson Mandela 10th Memorial Conference and Lecture is set to be a defining moment for Nigeria’s future. We aim to inspire Nigerian youth to embody Mandela’s virtues of resilience, selflessness, and relentless pursuit of justice.

This conference is a call for a national renaissance, echoing the courage and vision of African leaders who have shaped our continent’s destiny.

This conference seeks to ignite a spirit of selfless service and democratic commitment, particularly among Nigerian youth, drawing lessons from Mandela’s life and the struggles of other African revolutionaries.

Event Details:

Date: December 5, 2023
Venue: Labour House, Plot 820/821 NTA Link Road, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria.
Time: 11 am—4 pm

Theme: “Mandela’s Legacy: A Catalyst to Inspire National Rebirth”


1. Solemnly commemorate the 10th anniversary of Dr. Nelson Mandela’s passing.
2. Inspire a spirit of service, martyrdom, and commitment to nonviolent resistance in Nigerian youth.
3. Foster a movement for national rejuvenation, diminishing apathy towards national issues.
4. Celebrate and draw inspiration from the lives and struggles of African revolutionaries.
5. Ignite a sense of duty in Nigerian youth spurred by Mandela’s exemplary life.

Key Highlights:

The event will feature guest speakers, keynote speaker, and others. Some invited speakers include Mr. Thami Mseleku, South African Ambassador to Nigeria, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Senator Dr. Datti Baba Ahmed, Hon Justice James Ogebe, Sampson Otodo, Senator Shehu Sani, Prof Pat Utomi, Prof Chidi Odinkalu, Dele Farotimi, and many others.

Other invited Special Guests of Honour include His Excellency Alhaji Abubabarkar and His Excellency Peter Obi, along with reputable ambassadorial dignitaries from both Western and African countries in Nigeria.

Why This Event Matters

“Mandela’s Legacy: A Catalyst to Inspire National Rebirth” is more than a commemoration; it’s a rallying call for a rejuvenated Nigeria. Inspired by Mandela’s unwavering spirit, the conference aims to embrace a new era of leadership in Nigeria, grounded in democracy, non-violence, and a steadfast commitment to the common good.
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Expected Outcomes:

• A resurgence of national pride and duty among Nigerian youth.
• Heightened awareness of youth roles in national development and change.
• Formulation of a “Mandela Commitment Declaration” by participants.

Follow-Up Actions:

1. Launch the Mandela Legacy Mentorship Program for sustained dialogue and growth.
2. Publication and dissemination of summit lectures and messages.
3. A robust Social Media Advocacy Campaign to extend the summits reached and impact.

As we commemorate a decade since Mandela’s passing, the conference presents an opportunity to reflect on his timeless legacy as a beacon, guiding Nigerian youth towards a national rebirth. Mandela’s life and principles offer a blueprint for the resurgence of a nation, urging a new generation to take up the mantle of change and lead Nigeria towards a future marked by justice, equity, and prosperity.

The Nelson Mandela 10th Memorial Conference and Lecture is a defining moment in Nigeria’s history, marking a new path towards democracy, justice, and unity. This event is not just a reflection on the past but a guide for the future, urging Nigerian youth to lead change and hope, following the examples of Mandela and other great African leaders. Let us unite in building a free, just, and prosperous Nigeria – a fitting tribute to Mandela’s legacy and a vision for our nation’s future.

Contact Information:

Pastor Emmanuel Ihim, Esq- Coordinator NRC
Oloyo Adegbeyega Adeniji-
Secretary- National Coordinating Council- 0812-532-2771

About the National Rescue Congress (NRC)

The NRC is dedicated to fostering democratic values and justice in Nigeria. Through initiatives like the Mandela Legacy Conference, it seeks to inspire and mobilize the youth towards building a nation that embodies the ideals of democracy, fairness, and inclusive progress.

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