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September 26, 2022

National Narratives Imaginate, September 26th 2022 (Abuja)

Join us for the dialogue on the role, implications and means to ‘Facilitate a National Narrative’ for Nigeria.

When: September 26th, 2022.

Where: Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, Abuja (FCT).

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Key Imagine Nigeria message on ‘Facilitate a National Narrative’:
Nigerians must build national narratives that tell the story of who we are as a people, our values and our priorities that reflect a common vision, in order to build the necessary social cohesion based on solidarity and shared interconnectedness.


‘A national narrative therefore consists of an ideal (or set of ideals) that marshals the mutual resolve of the public as a singular expression of moral, mental and material efforts aimed at achieving a common purpose.’

‘National mobilisation on a truly transformative scale cannot be sustained without a retelling and reframing of Nigeria’s circumstances that situate the past and the present within an evolutionary arc that bends towards progress. The aspirations outlined in [the Imagine Nigeria report] require the persuasion of a critical mass of the population to consciously think of themselves as active participants in a national story. This is the wellspring of a sense of belonging and common interest.’

Imagine Nigeria report, chapter 9.


National Narrative Imaginate is hosted by:

Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation

The Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation is a Nigerian non-profit organization established since 1998 to promote national unity, good governance, and social justice. The Yar’Adua Foundation creates and sustains platforms to engage citizens, policy makers and stakeholders in national efforts that foster an inclusive and prosperous Nigeria.