Commonwealth Africa Initiative –

NEPLF Diaspora Edition – London 30th January 2018 – 6pm

Venue: House of Commons, London United Kingdom

Organised as part of The Africa Forum 2018, The Diaspora edition of the Nigeria’s Emerging Political Leaders Forum is a one day non-partisan, high level, multi-stakeholder conference that will bring together African diaspora community in the UK to facilitate dialogue and action on the challenges facing Youth and Diaspora Participation ahead of the 2019 Nigeria’s General Elections, and the opportunities for Diaspora participation in the political process in Nigeria.

Confirmed Speakers/Panellist:

Senator George Sekibo – Fmr Senator Representing Cross River
Hon Abike Dabiri – Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs
Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila – Leader of the House of Representative, Nigeria and Diaspora Returnee
Mr Alistair Soyode – Presidential Aspirant and Nigerian Diaspora Stakeholder
Hon Lanre Oshun – Member Lagos State House of Assembly and Diaspora Returnee


Hon Dayo Israel

Mrs Michelle Akintoye

The event is hosted as part of a series of conscious efforts and action plans to fulfil the aspirations of the Agenda 2063 of an Africa whose youth shall be socially, economically and politically empowered through the full implementation of the African Youth Charter, An Africa of 2063 that will have full gender parity, with women occupying at least 50% of elected public offices at all levels; an aspiration achievable with the youth.

The Forum will provide a veritable platform for the generation of new Ideas, opportunity for networking, and ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all political levels in Nigeria.

The NEPLF has held in South West Nigeria, South East Nigeria, South South Nigeria and will hold in the 3 Northern regions of Nigeria as well as the Diaspora, especially Ghana, The UK and the United States. See report of past sessions on

The London NEPLF is holding on the side-lines of the Africa Forum 2018 in London, on Tuesday 30th January 2018 from 6pm at the House of Common, Westminster, London, United Kingdom.

The NEPLF UK Edition is organised by GLEEHD Foundation UK in association with The Commonwealth Africa Initiative, BritAfrique, NSUUK and BEN Television.

To Register for free, visit