About Us

Brief History

Organization for Youth Advancement and Impact Network is a non-governmental organization registered under Part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 1990. The organization is popularly known and referred to as “Impact Group Network” (“IGN”) which was the maiden name it operated since inception on October 20, 2013 under prior to registration at Corporate Affairs Commission. 


Impact Group Network was created as a reslut of the need to urgently address issues relating to critical dearth of governance, absence of true leadership qualities and the prevalence of corruption in virtually every facet of life in Nigeria, and Africa in general. Rather than join millions of other people across the world to complain about the failure of governance and total erosion of critical developmental values in the Nigerian and African system, the Convener of IGN, Mr. Rotimi Idowu, who is one of the trustees, felt the need to adopt a more pragmatic and result oriented approach towards addressing these overwhelming societal ills. 


The approach is to reach out to the budding youths in Nigeria, as a starting point, and impart to them a new sense of true leadership and sense of governance that will drive real development in every sector of the Nigerian and African economy. IGN seeks to share with the youths critical values that are necessary for national development. It is our belief that true change starts from the mind-set and when the mentality of youths is transformed, the problems of corruption, nepotism, greed, etc. that have be-devilled our national life in Nigeria, and the continent of Africa in general, will begin to fade into oblivion.


IGN presents a platform to the teeming youths in Nigeria and beyond, to learn, be mentored and empowered to be change agents on the continent of Africa. While these youths may not have the means to be able to attend top leadership institutions in the world, IGN’s vision is to bring leadership to the door-steps of the youths, at no cost. Our mandate is to gather youths, teach them, inspire them, mentor them and empower them to actualize their full potentials and impact the continent at large, through the demonstration of true leadership qualities. This, we believe, is where the transformation that we need in Africa, starts from.


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