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October 28, 2022
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Lead Africa Imaginate, NEW TIME/LOCATION: October 28th 2022, 9 am (Abuja/Online)

Can Nigeria leverage its geographical position, peacekeeping experience, creative industry, diplomacy… to engender a new level of regional cooperation that is able to facilitate socioeconomic transformation and development for the continent?

Join us for the dialogue on the role, implications for Nigeria and means to ‘Lead Africa’ as a pillar of transformation for the country.

When: October 28th, 2022, NEW TIME: 9 am – 1 pm.

Where: Abuja and online.

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Key Imagine Nigeria message on ‘Ledad Africa’:
A more proactive and dynamic leadership role by Nigeria will engender a new level of regional cooperation and provide Africa a voice in the international arena as well as new opportunities for national transformation.


‘Coupled with other internal transformative initiatives, such as prioritising investments in green growth from below and increasing government transparency and accountability, taking over a renewed continental leadership focused on building and pursuing a long-term development agenda for Africa could also provide Nigeria with more control over the narrative on how the world perceives the country. More importantly, through providing strategic leadership for Africa, Nigeria could help to accelerate the creation of a continental market and economic bloc that is able to compete with other regions.’

Imagine Nigeria report, chapter 7.


Lead Africa is organized in partnership with:

The Office for Strategic Preparedness and Resilience (OSPRE) is Nigeria’s national centre for the coordination of early warning and response. It was established by Presidential Executive Order 12, pursuant to Article 58 of the Treaty of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Article 16 of the 1999 Protocol on the Mechanism relating to Conflict Prevention, Management, Resolution, Peacekeeping and Security. OSPRE is mandated to identify threats to human security, help mobilize early responses to such challenges and build the preparedness and resilience of institutions and communities.


The University of Maiduguri is one of the second generation Universities established in 1975.  The University is located along Bama Road at the South East axis of Maiduguri town, the capital of Borno State.  The University took up on the infrastructure of the then North East College of Arts and Science (NECAS).  At its inception, the land mass inherited from NECAS covers an area of 291.13 hectres.  The growing demand for University infrastructure then compelled the University to apply and expand its land holding by 4,000 hectres thus given a total new area of 4,291.13 hectres.