I Choose Life Foundation in collaboration with Innov8 Hub, hosted the 3rd edition of “My Nigerian Dream”.
This year’s edition, themed “Innovate Tomorrow Today”, was a call for innovators and stakeholders within the Nigerian innovation ecosystem, to make plans for tomorrow by creating innovations today.
Jane Orikri, on behalf of Innov8 Hub, delivered the opening remark, calling participants and guests to action, and apprising them with the activities and initiatives of the Hub. Josiah Owura also of Innov8 Hub, gave a keynote address on moving “ideas to the market”; intimating the audience on the comprehensive process it takes to get this done. One of the Innovators of Innov8 Hub, Kabir Abdulrazaq, pitched the prototype of his innovation “Gas/Solar Egg Incubator” to the fascination of attendants.
Other speakers included Chess Master Tunde Onakoya who spoke on Innovation in Slums; as well as Mr. Idowu Asumah who spoke on Digital Fabrication; Dr. Hope Omeiza spoke on Mental Health and Innovation, and a representative of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Mitchell Ofoyeju, admonished the young generation to desist from substance abuse.
To close the event, the Vice President of Nigeria, represented by the Honourable Minister of State for Science and Technology, Chief Henry Ike Ikoh said he was extremely happy to be at the event and full of emotion that he finally realized Nigeria has a great future. The Honorable Minister, addressing the youngsters in innovation, reiterated that they are not alone on this journey. He pleaded with them not to do anything with emotion or sentiment, but with rational judgment.