As applications keep coming in, there is an indication that WAYS is already a success. The West Africa Youths Summit scheduled to hold in Nigeria this year has gradually become an household name, a pointer to the marvelous publicity of the team. The WAYS is a Young African Leader’s Forum signature project, with the third edition to be hosted by Nigeria, there has been huge momentum hovering round it. One would ordinarily marvel at the turn in of volunteering application just barely 24 hours the call for volunteering was made. Over a hundred applications have been received, with more dropping as at the time of this report. Already, there have been a quota placed on his positions required to be filled up, there has been tempting profile of Young African Leaders dropping in, which may warrant a move to extend the number required. This is a good problem for the whole team, as it points to the fact that the team is progressing, and the movement at large is spreading beyond coast.
More importantly, there has been a confirmation of high profile speakers and panelist, and it can only get better. Speaking on the recent development, YALF President, Prince C. Ifoh, as described this as a major success for YALF. He however appreciate the good work of the East African Young Leaders Forum (EAYS), stressing that 2018 would be huge not only for West Africa and East Africa, but for Africa at large. He admonishes all YALF Executives to stand up for the good work YALF represent, point out Zimbabwe as a point of positive reference, he salute the doggedness of the Zimbabwean Team, and urge all other African Nations to emulate the good work of YALF’s Zimbabwe.
Inductions for WAYS Volunteer would be done in earnest, and work will start for qualified applicants. Although, regrettably, there has been massive turndown of applicants for WAYS Volunteering options from other Countries such as Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegale etc, due to the fact that volunteers must be a resident of Nigeria, because they will have to be on ground for most of the meetings, brainstorming sessions and project handlings to make WAYS 2018 a success.