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11 Years | The Platform Nigeria


Get Involved

Nation Building is the Assignment of this Generation

The Covenant Place, Iganmu

May 1, 2018 | 9:00 am

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Welcome Address

Getting Involved:
Overcoming learned helplessness

The power to change the course of this nation lies not only in trying to get good leaders into office but in an enlightened citizenry. Come, learn about your power as a citizen & #GetInvolvedNG

Welcome Address

Getting Involved:
Overcoming learned helplessness

Learned helplessness describes the psychological state of a person or group of people as a result of past experiences of defeat and failure, which then leads to them being into a recurring state where when exposed to a similar situation, they think they cannot do anything to change it. They believe they are powerless to change their environment. They have learned helplessness.

Learned helplessness is behavior typical of an animal and occurs where the subject endures repeatedly, painful or otherwise aversive stimuli which it is unable to escape or avoid. After such experience, the organism often fails to learn or accept escape or avoidance in new situations where such behavior would likely be effective. In other words, the organism learns that it is helpless in situations where there is a presence of aversive stimuli, has accepted that it has lost control, and thus gives up trying. Such organism is said to have acquired learned helplessness.

The power to change the course of this nation lies not only in trying to get good leaders into office but in an enlightened and engaged citizenry. We could say in other words – citizens who are educated, actively participating in the political affairs of their nation; the system through which good leaders are elected and held accountable.

If the enlightened ones get into a place where they believe they can affect a change because of the experiences of the past, then those who want to control the affairs of the nation for purely selfish reasons have won. That is the defeat of an entire generation who though qualified and able, feel helpless to change anything.

At this platform, we are speaking directly to that generation; we are saying there is a way to get involved and engaged. That if historically nothing changed when we onced tried, it doesn’t mean our future must be surrendered to our past experiences.

Being better informed and working with the right information, we can engage in a more strategic way and change the course of this nation.

Pst. Poju Oyemade

Pastor Poju Oyemade
Visionary, The Platform Nigeria

Nation building is the assignment of this generation.

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Event Access

As is the practice, The Platform Nigeria will be a FREE event which means you can gain access to all the sessions at no cost to you. You will however need to register to indicate your interest in attending the event.



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speakers from Nigeria, Africa, Asia, North America and South America


combined Live Audience Attendance (approx.)


Live Tv Broadcast (Approx. hours per edition)

Speakers   ↓

  • Poju Oyemade

    'Poju Oyemade

    Senior Pastor, Visionary, The Platform Nigeria
  • Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

    His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON

    Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Sola Salako Ajulo

    Sola Salako Ajulo

    Founder/President of Consumer Advocacy Foundation of Nigeria (CAFON)
  • Kingsley Moghalu

    Kingsley Moghalu

    Founder & CEO of Sogato Strategies LLC
  • Francis Adebayo

    Francis Adebayo

    Senior Pastor of Harvest Place
  • Prince Donatus Okonkwo

    Prince Donatus Okonkwo

    Founder & CEO of Tetrazzini Group of Companies
  • Fela Durotoye

    Fela Durotoye

    CEO of Gemstone Group
  • Leke Alder

    Leke Alder

    Founder & Principal of Alder Consulting
  • Dr. Charles Omole

    Dr. Charles Omole

    Lawyer, Leadership Consultant & Businessman