From the TCCP Desk
TCCP Chairman's Address
This special conference is about telling our story through thought leadership, and it is on this basis that I welcome you and ask that you immerse yourself in the celebration of 60 years of the NBA Annual General Conferences, 60 years of Nigeria's nationhood, and 60 years of independence of a good number of African countries. This becomes important in this age that #BlackLivesMatter, and it is on that score that I ask that you STEP FORWARD in becoming brilliance; in taking hold of the future of work; and contributing, through this conference, to shaping the work of the future. Work which will sound in bits and not atoms – that is: work that speaks in the currency of data and not fossil fuels. The aim is to heal all that tends to divide us, to bring light into the darkness that pervades us, and reclaim the rule of law that we seem to evade.
This conference is not about being different - but being better. The stories and critiques of the nation at 60, remain relatable – thus the conference is about Changing the Gist. The conference is about "Next Tomorrow" – (a Nigerian coinage and new term in the Oxford English Dictionary), that dares us as individuals and a people, to look beyond the next sixty (60) years, into the even further future, and build the reality that is only vivid in our dreams. That reality is, that in 60 years, Nigeria may be the second most populous country in the world. The story must, therefore be, about perfecting the cut of diamonds – this our diamond jubilee year - to polish us (the Nation and the Bar), and help extract the true value that we represent to the Country, Continent and World as a whole.