CVL (Centre for Values in Leadership) held its 16th Annual Lecture & International Leadership Symposium on Wednesday February 6, 2019 at Shell Hall Muson Centre, Lagos by 10am.

Every year, CVL brings together renowned world leaders to promote and encourage good leadership in Nigeria and Africa through the flagship programme, the Annual Lecture & International Symposium on Leadership which holds every 6th of February. Our theme for the 16th edition was: Is Democracy Making Life Better in Africa?

View highlights with videos and photos from the event here: cvl.com.ng/cvlal2019-highlights/

Keynote Speakers

  • His Excellency, Mr. George Oppong Weah, President of Liberia
  • Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese

Panel Discussants

  • Mrs. Toyosi Akerele – Ogunsiji Founder / CEO, Rise Networks
  • Mr. Femi Falana, SAN Legal Practitioner, Falana & Falana’s Chambers
  • Prof Oye Ibidapo-Obe Former Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos
  • Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa Founder, SOFEE
  • Mr. Emeka Izeeze Former Managing Director, Guardian Newspaper
  • Muiz Banire Principal and Founding Partner, M. A. Banire & Associates
  • Prof Ebere Onwudiwe Chairman, O-Analytic


General Yakubu Gowon, Former Head of State

Chief Host

Prof Pat Utomi, Founder, Centre for Values in Leadership


For further enquiry regarding partnership, sponsorship, exhibition and advert placement please contact James on 08146286645, jebube@cvl.com.ng, Mandela 08186136361, info@cvl.com.ng


CVL is a non- government organization and social enterprise involved in leadership development activities aimed at raising self-sacrificing leaders that will drive Africa’s quest for modernity, human development and progress.  For more than 15 years, we have been in the forefront to determine through research, influence and advocacy, the way leaders are shaped, for the Generation Next.


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