In what can be classified as one of the most successful events in the history of Nigerian events, the New Naija club (popularly known as New Nigeria Club) was launched in a sea of green white green in one of the roomiest halls in Lagos, filled to capacity. The event kicked off at 3:00pm New Nigeria time, and history was written as each speaker got up to speak about their belief in a New Nigeria and their excitement about the New Nigeria Club concept.
The event was chaired by the much respected Prof. Pat Utomi, and the list of speakers included, Fela Durotoye, Gbenga Sesan, Frank Mba (Police PRO), Niyi Adesanya, Myself (Adeolu Akinyemi) and some others. The program was also well packed with entertainment from Sound Sultan, Trusaintz, Ari, Simi and Sam Clef.
The event also did not lack dignitaries, who came to represent different arms of the government, the chairman of the Lagos state house of representatives, judiciary council, The Founder and Administrator of the Little Saints orphanage, representatives from the ministry of tourism Lagos, representative from Education, EFCC, NPF e.t.c. The Media were also very visible, from AIT, NTA, Silverbird and a number of print media.
The only reward for hard work, Prof told me, is more work. It was hard work, I really felt pleased with all the organizers of the event, cause it all came out pretty well. We all already know though, that this only prepares us for more work as we must continue to live up to our declarations.
New Naija Club is Launched now, and real marketing work begins. Our mandate is 1 million members by December 31,2008. With enough done in 5 weeks almost equivalent to some other organizations one year work, we are set for the future. New Naija Club is here to stay, and only a special set of people with not fully developed brains will dare to understand the concept and not buy into it. Sincerely though, I am yet to come into contact with anybody who doesn’t wish to join the NNC.
Let’s join hands together to create the Nigeria of our dreams, a sustainable system that will make our children proud of the Nigeria they will grow up to live in. From here on, it’s almost auto cruise.
Thanks again to the over 2000 people that left their families to start off New Nigeria Club with us, I can never thank you enough. I only admonish you, that it is in your hands to create your level of involvement in the history of Nigeria that is being reenacted.
Happy New Nigeria, Happy New Year.