To educate and equip the Nigerian students on Leadership and create an enabling platform to educate and sensitize the youths thereby empowering them with adequate knowledge and re-engineer their mindset, inculcating into them self sustaining abilities
To discover and develop young leaders who will embrace their full potential in all spheres of human endeavour and not be feel alienated by the present severe socio economic conditions an initiative of Bureau of students Affairs Imo state Govt House, Arise Afrika in collaboration with   Zanders Fm.

IK ANYANWU –  Imo @ 40 Commemorative Lecture speaking on the Way forward

Ikechukwu Anyanwu is a life coach , highly sought after human resources specialist, Leadership blogger, leads and mentors thousands of business leaders across Afrika @ Fresh Minds Academy, Progressive Institute of Commerce and Arise Afrika. He speaks to thousands annually on Leadership and success. Into hospitality industry and journalism have paid his dues covering events, producer, Writer, life coach, Leadership expert, Editor in Chief/Publisher Arise Afrika Int, Founder Global Circle of friends Network (2005), CEO GCFN consult, LA Flavors Gardens, Sommies Limited, Manager Rennys Foods Limited, Fmr President Thunderbolt & Pioneer Pastor Living Word Campus Church IMSU.  A dynamic youth mentor with a passion to equip, educate and empower the youths. Recreating their ethical and cultural values. impacting life leadership skills. He is  Co organizer of Imo @40 commemorative lecture and Community Development Awards held on 18th June 2016  at Imo Concorde Hotel and a Facilitator of Imo Students Leadership Summit 2016.

Dr Linus Okorie is a seasoned technocrat, motivational speaker set to transform our nation by consciously grooming and nurturing the youths into transformational leaders who have developed the commitment to serve with Integrity and excellence. This he has consistently done from 1996 till date. He has used his platform to educate, equip and empower the youths. He is the founder of Guardians of the Nations International (GOTNI a non-profit youth leadership capital Developmental organization with a passion to nurture various categories of young people under 40 years. The first elected President of Student Union Government during his days at Imo State University.


Hon Chief Ugwumba  Uche Nwosu is  chief of Staff, Imo state Govt House, and his position as the closest political appointee to the number 1 citizen of Imo State is really an inspiration to the youths that they have been given a chance. He is a dynamic and experienced leader who has always had genuine interest in the affairs of students determined his position on this list, any discussion on the future of the youths without participation of the most Proactive Imo Citizen will seem incomplete and Ugwumba a man of impeccable records and  achievement will represent the state Government as one of the speakers of the event. He is a detrabalized visionary Nigerian leader, businessman of great repute, a philanthropist per excellence,educationist, humanitarian. He played active role in Student Politics and unionism and is an authority on the subject to be discussed.


Prof BEB Nwoke at Imo At 40 Lectures

Prof BEB Nwoke – this professor from obowu Imo state is arguably one of the best brains at the moment, his records and profile in Leadership Vision Management and Enterprise is rivalled by very few in world today, the indepth of his Mentorship capacity is immense and his opinions are regarded high in the cross section of Nigeria.
Prof. BEB Nwoke is an eminent and distinguished Professor of Public Health Parasitology and Entomology, renowned consultant to the World Health Organisation, WHO, Formerly an Acting Vice-chancellor of IMSU appointed on the 7th of June 2011.
Gov. Okorocha during his first visit to the institution announced BEB Nwoke as Ag. V.C and old the world that the Prof. did not lobby to be appointed but that he made up his mind to appoint him as Ag.Vice Chancellor when he heard about the Professors reputation as a disciplinarian, with strong Christian values. In that singular action, history was replayed again as BEB Nwoke was similarly appointed Ag. VC by Rtd. Col. Tanko Zubairo in 1999 when he visited the institution and saw the accolades the Professor got from staff and students.
The 15 months spent by the Ag. VC  brought about unprecedented change in the landscape and outlook of the institution.  positive change and probity from people that fleeced the system under the old order. During his days as Ag VC  he abolished the use of personal assistants (PAs) by lecturers. The PAs were used by some corrupt lecturers to collect “sorting”, sell handouts and engage in numerous sharp practices. Prof. Nwoke abolished the sale of books outside the university bookshop, reactivated the university inaugural lecture series with 6 professors having had their turn. BEB as he is fondly called,  ensured the accreditation of Nursing Science, Electrical/Eletronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil & Agric Engineering departments for the first time. He employed competent academic staff to fill up vacancies, ensured promotion of academic and non academic staff witheld as for many years. Recalcitrant lecturers were suspended for going against the university rules, a situation that was never heard of before now.
He is currently the Dean The school of post graduate studies Imo State University. The
Students Leadership and the way forward would not be complete without the erudite scholar.

Chief Kennedy Zanders Special Guest/Awardee at Imo @ 40

Chief Kennedy Zanders is a Nigerian Journalist, Publisher and a Philantropist. He has won several international journalism prizes. His Radio station Zander’s  FM is partnering with the Bureau of Students Affairs Imo State Government house for this wonderful event. No other person has utilized his resources to invest in the youths and human capacity development in the south east more than this philanthropist of great repute. Whose foundation has reached out to widow, creative writers and journalist who does not have enough resources.
He is a PDP member and will do anything to the growth and development of Imo. He was a one time senior Special Assistant to the Governor Imo State Government.  February 2009 – May 2011,  Chief Programmes Officer –  National Orientation Agency. Chief Zanders holds B.Sc degree in Mass Communication and has been into the Projects of establishing campus / community Radio and Tv stations(Link), instrument ideal for orientation, unity and development, Ecumenical Projects Initiative,  providing recognition for outstanding selfless service , self help projects, and role model activities at the community level to mention but a few.
A member of Nigeria Union of Journalists, National Anti Corruption Corps of ICPC, Chartered Institute of administration, institute for Media Research and Development, Institute for Mediation and community service.
He is fondly loved by the youths who are the number one fan of his radio station known for its youth friendly programs and innovations. Imo Students Leadership Summit could not have gone this far without the selflessness of this great Imolite! We shall be tapping from his wealth of experience at the summit.

Rev Fr Prof Philip Ogbonna delivering lecture at Imo @ 40

Rev Fr Professor Philip Anyaehie Ogbonna is a phenomenon, a legacy and foundation for the youths. He has tutored and mentored so many. A defender of the defendless, an anti-cult crusader,  counselor,a blessing to the student. He is a rare gen and indeed a father to look up to no wonder he has baged more than 40 Awards/recognition here and internationally. Space constraints may not permit me to go into listing all of this honours.
He is the founder of anti-cult organization called Peace-On-Campus,  He is also the founder of the first and only philosophical academic society in Nigeria and West African region- Soren Kierkegaard International Academic Society of Nigeria (SKIASON).
He has shone like a light in the mist of darkness, without a pistol he became a threat to all those men brandishing their guns, those who prefer to destroy lives, that were afraid of the light but claim to own the campus – the Capons, Executioners, Head Men, Butchers of all the fraternities became  aware of this soft spoken priest with strong eyes that threaten to unleash karma on them day and night if they do not come to repentance.
Rev Fr Prof. Ogbonna is one of the key resource person expected at the  Leadership summit.

Dr MIKE IHEZUO, a leadership & team expert, entrepreneurs & management pundit, a researcher and consultant. Lectures at one of the citadel of learning in imo State. He speaks across leadership, teamwork, conflicts, crisis, negotiations, technology exponent, entrepreneurship, management, in a quintessential motivational & public speaker.

AIG Donald Iroham (Rtd) is involved in debates on contemporary issues on Television and podiums. Engaged in voluntary services helping the less privileged in the poverty stricken rural communities.  Adviser to Government on security issues  served as a one time member Adhoc committee set up by the Head Nigerian Police on Reforms, Commissioner of Police Imo state, Aissistant Inspector General of Police of Zone 8 comprising of Kwara, Kogi and Ekiti State.       Activities: Debate, Social work, Volunteer services. His wealth of experience would come handy in this all important summit.

Arch Kelechi okwulehie,a trained architect,with a core interest in infrastructural development,environmental management&preservation. He lectures at one of the state owned tertiary institutions in rivers state. He speaks extensively to youths,students and undergraduate audiences across the nation. He is an ordained Christian minister and has served in various capacities since his undergraduate days.he is a practically impactful speaker and spurs his listeners to positive action. strategic planning is one of his key competencies.

Mr. Kenneth Uche Obiakor  is the founder of the Center for Education and Citizenship (CCE.ORG)- A globally focused NGO committed to the enrichment of Education & Citizenship in Nigeria. He has an undergraduate degree in Sociology/Anthropology and a Masters degree in International Law. He is a public speaker, writer and lecturer. Kenneth\’s further research and academic engagements are centered around  Globalization, digitalization, social democracy  and the demands of Literacy in Africa. He is a Father of three and an aspiring knight of the Catholic Church.

These  and many more high profile speakers that includes  Nature Dumale Kieghe, Dr  Bumi Babs, Rev Barr Austin Nnadi, Pastor Larry Misheal, Pastor Obi Iwuchukwu, Hon Chief Mrs Getrude Odukah , HRM Queen Shirley Okwudinma, Hon Rodney Ajaenu, Dr Vitalis Orikeze Ajumbe, Hon Kinglsley Chime, Rev Dr Mercy Ogbodo,   are the people expected as the major resource persons to present papers on the Leadership Summit put together by Imo state Government Bureau of Students Affairs. Supported by Zanders Fm and

Theme: Mind Power For Relevance.  Nigerian Students, Leadership and the way Forward with sub topics created from the above theme, expected to be handled, interactive session with the Executive Governor Imo who is the Chief Host.









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PROFILE OF IKECHUKWU ANYANWU Ikechukwu Anyanwu is an Imo State born Nigerian. An Author, Public Speaker, Humanitarian, Blogger, Media Guru and Start-up Coach. He has inspired millions through Arise Africa Network Platform He Is Into Education, Media, Entertainment, Showbiz and Hospitality Industry. Having calved a nitche for himself as a leadership expert, human capital development and management consultant. He is currently the Chairman, Online Media practitioners Association of Nigeria, Imo State Chapter. Ceo Arise Africa Magazine, Founder Arise Africa Network – a non-profit organization. Face of Arise Africa, Managing Consultant GCFN Consult. Member, Imo State Bloggers Association. Ag National President, Association of Pageant CEO’s of Nigeria Human Resource Specialist and Leadership Coach with astute impact on many seeking to maximize their skills, intellectuals and innate potentials He has a track record of reproducing leaders and helping them to gain dominance within their nitch. Mr Anyanwu after a rich career that spanned for 18 years having worked as Human Resources Manger, Outlet Manager Rennys Foods Limited from 2004 – 2019, Management Consultant for various Quick Service Restaurants in Abuja, Enugu, Rivers State, Abia, Ebonyi, Kogi and Imo State is now focusing on helping young people to discover, develop their talents. He has built lots of platforms for young people of Africa to express their talents. He is passionate about writing, consulting, coaching and training. He blogs regularly via and has a thriving social media followership. He is a graduate of Sociology/Anthropology, Imo State University whose passion is to impart knowledge by educating, equipping and empowering young minds for the future. He is an alumni of Living Word Training Center He is also the West African Representative of All African Media Networks He is married to Mrs Carol Anyanwu and blessed with 3 sons.


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