Mayor of London Invites Nigerian Man to Event, He Speaks About Dealing With Poverty

Mayor of London Invites Nigerian Man to Event, He Speaks About Dealing With Poverty

  • A Nigerian man, Stephen Ugochukwu Ugwudi, had the honour of meeting the mayor of London and they spoke
  • Stephen said he was invited by Honourable William to an event in his house and he was properly introduced
  • Among the things the young man discussed with the British official was the need to promote entrepreneurship in Africa

A young Nigerian man, Stephen Ugochukwu Ugwudi, has taken to his LinkedIn page to relive the moment he was invited by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman William Russell, to some big events.

He said that one of the events he was invited to happened at the Mansion House London where the mayor lives.

The man said he was honoured
The Nigerian man said he spoke long on the need to eliminate poverty. Photo source: LinkedIn/Stephen Ugochukwu Ugwudi
Source: UGC

What I spoke about

Stephen revealed that as soon as he got to the man’s residence, he had the privilege of shaking hands with him as he introduced him to members of his cabinet.

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The Nigerian man added that he shared grassroots ideas and the promotion of entrepreneurship development in Africa with him.

According to him, being the only African scholar at the event, he spoke to Alderman about how entrepreneurship could stop the problem of poverty, especially in Nigeria.

He said:

"As the only African scholar there (an as naija pikin wey I be) I had to talk about Africa seeing entrepreneurship development could act as a pathway for poverty reduction and economic growth in Africa. I have no doubt in what the future holds for our continent, most especially Nigeria."

Below are some of the reactions to his post:

Robin Poynder said:

"Well done Stephen - onwards and upwards."

Samuel Ubong Okon said:

"More wins Steve... congratulations!"

Ganiu Shoyombo said:

"Congratulations sir Stephen Ugochukwu Ugwudi ... Keep putting Nigeria and Africa at large on the map."

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Kiyesola Kolawole said:

"Congratulations Stephen Ugochukwu Ugwudi!! I believe Nigerians are big entrepreneurs and influencers, and everyone knows about this!! Keep rooting for Africans, dear!!"

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a young Nigerian man, Ifeanyi Obi, in a post shared one of his life experiences before he travelled out of the country.

He revealed that between 2007 and 2008, he visited many federal ministries in the country to pitch his innovative idea but the efforts all proved abortive.

Ifeanyi added that one of the directors in a federal outfit told him that he was too young to realise his dream. Everything happened before the man travelled to Europe to study.


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