The West African regional conference of African Students For Liberty (ASFL), kicks off Friday (today) at the Conference Centre Hall of the University of Ibadan (UI) in Oyo State.
Co-founder of BudgIT Oluseun Onigbinde, equal rights activist, Olumide Makanjuola, and an award-winning Nigerian-American journalist, Chika Oduah will join speakers for the two-day event sharing inspiring lectures, insightful knowledge and ideas of liberty and economic freedom.
The two-day conference, with the theme: “Creating wealth through free markets”, will host students from various tertiary institutions in West Africa.
ASFL is a campus-based organisation, which promotes the ideas of individual liberty and economic freedom. It has membership of over 6,000 young people across Africa and over 200 trained leaders committed to a year-long engagement.
ASFL has its presence in 22 African countries, thus making it the largest libertarian organisation in Africa that identifies, develops and supports the next generation of entrepreneurs and freedom advocates.
The Conference Director, Oluwafemi Ogunjobi, said: “The weekend will be a period of inspiring lectures, insightful knowledge, and beneficial networking for students and young professionals, who will attend the conference from the sub-region.” He added that there would be a prize for early comers.
Other speakers will include African Consultant for International Drug Policy Consortium, Maria Goretti-Ane; a Mandela Washington Fellow and a technology lawyer, Timi Olagunju, and founder of African Christians For Liberty, Chukwemeka Ezeugo, among others.