The inspirational 38-year-old Media Entrepreneur, Social Impact Practitioner and Founder of Slice Media Solutions, recently became the first woman to declare her intentions to run for the Nigerian presidency ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Okunnu-Lamidi is a people and service-oriented leader who is passionate about social impact initiatives. She is the brains behind numerous Nigerian social impact initiatives including – Water Relief, Help Our Youth (HOY), To Better Nigeria, Project: Bridge the Gap, Nigerian Heart Foundation and GW Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Okunnu-Lamidi holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Management and Human Resources Management from the University of Bolton and a Master of Science (MSc) in Strategic Project Management from Heriot-Watt University.
She is considered to be one of Nigeria’s leading women in media and advertising and has been recognized as a pioneer in the delivery of innovative brands and marketing solutions.
Stating her reasons for running, Okunnu-Lamidi said, “I am running for the office of President because I believe Nigeria can harness its potential to be the nation of our dreams. We can move from a third world country into a developed nation with innovation and technology.
“I believe in the possibilities Nigeria holds; that is why I have taken this first step, not because there are no fears, but the will to bring about the Nigeria we all wish, hope and believe we can make a reality together.”
Khadijah Okunnu-Lamidi (KOL) – Quotes:
“I seek to change the direction of our country because time and chance will happen to all of us and the time for action is today.”
“We need a better class and a better crop of leaders that are selfless, disciplined and bound with integrity, and above all, who love the country and are invested in her future.”
“I am here to activate all people, the young, the old, the poor, the rich; to unite around a common ideal based on a consensus about a superior national development agenda.”
“A nation desperate for leadership needs the young, the strong, those who have a vision, those who have ideas, those who have a united Nigerian identity and a belief in this country.”
“The people of Nigeria believe in Nigeria, they should not be led by leaders who don’t.”
“We have to keep fighting for what we believe in, and above all, never lose hope. If you were waiting for a sign, this is it.”
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