How it went down at RECALP 2017 Summit

The life of every youth has been partially surrounded by matters related to relationship, entrepreneurship, career, leadership and politics. RECALP 2017 youth summit took the bull by he horn to reshape youths of our generation.  More justice was done to this fact at the just concluded “RECALP Youth Summit”.

The maiden edition of RECALP took place in 2015 and since then, there has been tremendous improvement in the planning and deliveries of the organisers. The speakers are always sort after. RECALP has become a household name in the midst of Christian youths in Lagos.

The leadership of the mission were pleased with the young people who turned up for the celebration. The RECALP summit took place at the prestigious Province 19 headquarters of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos on Monday 29th May 2017.  It was an informative moment listening to the highly sort speakers.

Been at the RECALP Summit 2017 was as informative as ever. If you were not at the event, then you missed a lot, but all hope is not lost because we have compiled a glimpse of useful tips for you here. Relax and read on.

Generally, the 2017 edition of the RECALP was really an eye opener for participants. The speakers made a positive impact in their different ways. Starting with the host of the event, he was actually amazing in his manner of deliveries.

There were lots of positive feedback from the participants. Most Nigerian youths are now ready to make hay while the Sun shines.

All thanks to the organizers of the RECALP summit – RECALP Summit. The purpose of RECALP has lived to address every touch point of the professional individuals and organisations. They have always engaged in life changing conversations that transcend communications. According to the organizers of RECALP, it’s not enough to “Find Your Edge”, It is now harnessing that edge in the most creative ways in an ever changing world”

With the current trend in Nigeria entrepreneurial development, we mostly complain of capital – Financial Capital . But now things have changed. We are now driving in a digital economy where Social capital is more valuable than financial capital. According to one of the speakers at RECALP summit 2017, social capital is now key before financial capital. Do you believe that the future is online? Online businesses are now enhancing existing processes.

Dakuku Peterside, a political icon was one of the speakers at the event. Daakuku also gave his quota of his political wealth of experience.

Kayode Pitan shared his amazing startup story. Why did I say his startup story was amazing? You needed to hear some of the fascinating situations he found himself. But aside all that, he was able to breakthrough to where he is today. According to him, it was not actually all smooth, but as we speak right now, he is already trending higher on his way to unimaginable heights.

To crown it all, Christie Bature Ogbeifun – the relationship specialist spoke at length. She went outside the box to explain the narcissistic traits in relationships. She made us understand that even married couples at old age still have one thing other to study about their partner. You needed to see how she practically explained the impact of proper communication in our relationships. After her speech, it became apparent to us that good communication skill will give us, an edge in building a successful relationship.

Meet the speakers:

Dakuku Peterside

He graduated from RSUST, he joined public service which quickly became a passion. He was first appointed Special Assistant to Governor of Rivers State (Dr. Peter Odili) on Student and Youth Affairs in August 1999. It was in this position that he perfected the Art & Science of bridge building between the youth and the leaders, between today and the future.

It was at his demanding office as Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Rivers State that he was invited to serve as Chairman, Opobo-Nkoro LGA in December 2002. At the LGA he proved that he is an administrator per excellence, an achiever and a scientist with the mind of a politician. He earned the prestigious sobriquet of the BEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMAN of his time in just six months.Several years after he left the chairmanship of Opobo/Nkoro LGA, he is still being celebrated as a human machine who accomplished rare feats and brought back hope in grassroots governance. He contributed alongside others to establish the ‘Vanguard of Opobo Nation’ (VON) in 1994 and was its secretary. He also served as the National President of VON From 2000-2008.

His five-point legislative focuses include: Infrastructural Development of the Niger Delta , Good governance, Transparency and Accountability in Governance, Education ,Youth Empowerment ,Environment.
“Great leaders build a workforce for the future. They are human capital developers. Great leaders always ask themselves: Am I prepared for what’s next? They invest in themselves by constantly learning” — Jonathan Fletzer

Hon. Dakuku A. Peterside has asked himself Fletzer’s question, answered it accordingly and impacted tremendously in the development of Rivers State, Rivers youths and his Constituency. He is both an outstanding young leader and an accomplished scientist. He is an enigma to several young people who look up to him for inspiration. He has, probably, earned for himself an enviable fellowship which no young person of his political age has.

Mr Alex Goma

Mr. Alexander Goma, Alex serves as the Managing Director of Family Care SBU at PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc. Mr. Goma joined PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc in 2010 as Commercial Director. Mr. Goma served as Director of Sales of Guinness Nigeria Plc.

Mr. Goma served as the Head of Trade Marketing and Distribution of British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN). He worked at several multinationals including Procter & Gamble and Leventis Stores Nigeria. He developed significant expertise in sales and marketing of fast moving consumer goods across six African countries. In addition, he has a broad skills base gained from experience spanning supply chain, demand management, operations and strategic planning. Mr. Goma has built and managed result-oriented, multi-functional teams that have helped to launch new brands, grow sales volume, increase market share and enhance overall profitability.

He worked for Procter & Gamble in Nigeria, Ghana and Egypt, British America Tobacco in Senegal, Gambia and Mauritania and Guinness Nigeria Plc where he was the Sales Director. He has been an Executive Director at PZ Nigeria Plc since July 5, 2011. Mr. Goma is a Biochemistry graduate of the University of Port Harcourt.

Christie Bature Ogbeifun

She is Rev. Christie Bature Ogbeifun – a full-time minister and president of Sine Qua Non Ministries. She hails from Bajju, Kaduna, but grew up in Kano where she had her primary to tertiary education.

She has a degree in Electrical/ Electronics Engineering, but opted for ministry as she found more fulfillment there. She’s a simple preacher whose messages encourage people to walk through life with just a little more faith today than yesterday. An arm of her ministry – PACT Network – runs leadership trainings on addictions and recovery.

In January 2015, she opened the first professional addiction rehabilitation centre in the South-South zone of Nigeria. Christie is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, a certified Life Coach and a member of the American Association of Sexual Addictions Therapists. She has written seven books and also has six albums.

Kayode Pitan

Pastor Pitan has corporate and banking experience spanning over 25 years. He graduated with a Bsc (Hons) degree in Economics as a UAC scholar from the University of Ibadan in 1982. He obtained a Master’s degree in International Management as a Rotary International Scholar from the American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird Campus and Glendale, Arizona.

Pastor Pitan joined First Interstate Bank Plc in August 2004 as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. He led the bank successfully through a merger with eight other banks to form Unity Bank Plc. From January 2006 to February 2009 when he voluntarily retired, he served as Executive Director of Unity Bank plc in charge of Corporate Banking and Treasury Management.

Pastor Pitan was promoted to the position of the Pastor in charge of the newly created Lagos Province 46 on September 01, 2014. The new province is taking off with 89 parishes and total membership of 7,652.


All you need to know about RECALP

The primary objective of the RECALP youth summit is to provide young people with a forum where they can exchange and share ideas with distinguished members of society in the areas of relationship, entrepreneurship, career, leadership, and politics. Our youths also learn at the summit that it is still absolutely possible to have good success today by imbibing the time-tested principles of hard work, uprightness, loyalty, and integrity.

The vision of the RECALP summit is to constantly create young leaders with the necessary skills and wisdom to take charge of today in order to positively shape and prepare for tomorrow; the mission, raising the next generation of leaders.

The summit focuses on Relationship, Entrepreneurship,Career, Leadership and Politics. The vision of the summit is to provide youths with an opportunity to tap from the wealth of the wisdom of today’s leaders in preparing themselves for the fulfilment of destiny.

RECALP is an initiative of the Youth Affairs of The Redeemed Christain Church of God, Lagos Province 19.


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  1. The programmed has added a touch of perfection to building up of my career,goal setting,having a vision and being specific.

    advice for inclusions
    light gospel music should be played while awaiting the participant and the guest speaker.
    opening prayer by thanking God and observing all authority that invite the presence of God into the gathering ,this is necessary in order to give honour to whom it is due.

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