The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has announced the ninth edition of its Lagos Young Adults and Youth Affairs (LYAYA) seminar tagged Lagos Shift will now hold online.
It was slated for May 3 by 1 pm with the theme “Rise 2 Shine”.
The church said the event, which will be streamed live on all LagosShift social media platforms, is open to all youths.
According to the organisers, the forum is expected to provide insights into how youths, in particular, could remain optimistic and in fact rise above the debilitating impact of COVID-19 and still shine in this era of global uncertainty.
The Lagos SHỊFT is an initiative aimed at youths’ motivation, talent discovery, and nurturing with the expectation that talented youth would have a better future through the use of their natural talents.
Lagos SHỊFT 2020 would also give an opportunity to young Nigerians who have viable business ideas that could solve a social problem to pitch such ideas, outstanding concepts would be selected by certified judges and a winner.
Entries for this Business Innovation Challenge, which started on the 27th of April, is expected to close on Sunday, 10th May.
The organisers disclosed the entries would be in the form of 60 seconds video submitted via @LagosShift on Instagram.
They also revealed the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Interswitch, an Africa Focused Integrated Payment Processing Company, Mr Mitchell Elegbe, would be leading the presentation and lecture as the guest speaker.
He would share practical tips on rising above the storms and aftermath of COVID-19 in career, businesses, finances, and other spheres of life.
Speaking about Lagos Shift 9.0, Mitchell said: “This lecture will be a chance for people to learn digitally, broaden their intellectual insight and network, also get entertained, be empowered, and showcase their talents amidst the outbreak of the pandemic.
“This is the era of globalization, and people need to be authorities in their fields digitally.”
Participants will be able to ask questions live and get responses easily through any of the online channels. Since inception in the year 2012, SHỊFT he said had grown and is now also staged in South Africa, Dubai, Istanbul, and Kenya.
According to him, SHỊFT is taking Nigeria by storm as the event now holds in Abuja, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Abeokuta, Enugu, Asaba, Warri, Bayelsa, and Taraba; drawing millions of youths each year.
It has conducted 8 editions, with the 9th edition as the first exclusively online version which is set to host more than 10,000 (ten thousand) participants, he added.