Adebule, Folawiyo, Sijibomi others to mentor youths at TAEC 2019
Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Idiat Adebule; Managing Director Yinka Folawiyo Group, Tunde Folawiyo, and Chief Executive Officer, Sujimoto Group, Sijibomi Ogundele, are among the guests expected at the 4th edition of Trek Africa Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition (TAEC) 2019.
According to TAEC Project Director, Oki Samson, the theme of this year event is: ‘from poverty capital to prosperity capital: Entrepreneurship and innovation as key drivers of economic Transformation’ and it is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Lagos.
He added that the essence of organising the event is aimed at creating sustainable jobs and wealth creation, while identifying the role of entrepreneurs in national development.
Specifically, he stated that the programme also aims to change the narrative about Nigeria as the poverty capital of the world.
He noted that in a recent survey, Nigeria has overtaken India as the poverty capital of the world. The survey reported that Nigerians live below the extreme poverty benchmark. This is in spite of the nation’s abundant resources.
He added that about of 800 aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, policy makers are expected at the programme.
Other guests expected at the programme are: GMD, ZGM Investment Group, Dr. Onas Abbey; MD, Nigeria Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria; Founder, HIIMA International Education Network, Dr Nike Agunbiade-Etiebe; President, Medallion Communications, Ikechukwu Nnamani; CEO, Abeni Alaso Oge, Mrs Bola Omotayo; MD Smithcrown Nigeria Ltd, Chris Agbede; and 1st Vice President National Association of Micofinance Banks, Yusuf Gyallesu.
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