On November 8 2014, 33 student leaders from nine universities and six states in Nigeria gathered at the University of Ibadan for the African Students For Liberty (ASFL) Nigerian Leadership Forum. The forum shared best practices for pro-liberty student organizing. Discussions, brainstorming sessions, and lectures all helped build a network of leaders who are working to make the country a bastion for the pro-liberty student movement in Africa.
Odunola Oladejo, an ASFL executive board member led participants in the brainstorming session. Student leaders discussed their pervious and ongoing activities, history, challenges, and visions for the future. Olumayowa Okediran, the ASFL programs manager, led a session on how to persuade others to adopt a liberty-minded point of view. The conference offered crash courses in leadership transition, events management, starting student groups, strategic action plans, elevator pitches, and fundraising.
Participants said they left the ASFL Nigerian Leadership Forum feeling renewed in energy and ready to bring their tuned-up messages for freedom back to their own campuses.