Since honoring Miss Nigeria in 2019 with a key to the City of Stonecrest after the Miss Universe pageant in Atlanta, Nigeria’s interest in Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary has grown. The mayor has been tapped to serve as a keynote speaker for the upcoming “Unleashing the Power of African Female Entrepreneurs” business conference.
Lary will be in Nigeria March 24-April 1 to attend the Startups Africa Conference in Lagos, Nigeria, where he will also visit state governors and other leaders to discuss building cultural exchange and commerce with Stonecrest.
Lary said he plans to discuss the incorporation of the city of Stonecrest as its founder and the city’s trajectory, as well as his upcoming launch of the “Mayor Lary’s Udemy Skills Challenge” to help grow entrepreuners and professionals with access to more than 100,000 online training courses.
“This is important because in America nearly everyone has both a cell phone and a computer, but in Africa there are more cell phones than computers,” said Lary. “This platform is easily accessible through cell phones. The accelleration of growth and development of the mind is one of the quickest ways to overcome obstacles in life.”
Lary also will welcome new government relationships with the Federal Republic of Nigeria through Sister City/State Relationships, which includes Delta State, Lagos City, Ondo State, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The City of Stonecrest has three Sister City relationships within Guyana, South America.
This past Valentine’s Day, the city of Stonecrest hosted the “Stonecrest and Guyana Reception and Symposium” with more than 200 attendees, including a senior member of President David A. Granger’s Cabinet and two mayors from the largest cities in the country.