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Alli–Macaulay bags Trek Africa award

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Legislator representing Amuwo-Odofin Constituency 1 and chairperson, House Committee On Women Affairs, Poverty Alleviation and job creation, Mojisolaoluwa Alli Macaulay was recently honoured as the Trek Africa Female Lawmaker of the Year.

She was recognised for her exemplary political leadership style, demonstration of excellence in the state legislative house coupled with her humanitarian empowerment Initiatives.

The annual conference is a gathering of aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs, high profile businessmen, policy makers, youth leaders, innovative thinkers, government agencies and captains of industries from diverse sectors of the national economy; designed to create a better life for the teeming youths either seeking employment or aiming to start or upscale their business and also spotlight the importance of digital technology in today’s world. This year’s conference featured an array of speakers including Alli Macaulay.

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Speaking, she said today’s digital world comes with its gains and pains and it’s left for users to determine how to use this global reality to their advantage. She added that a digital world, while unrestricted and unstoppable is manageable for individual, communal, national and global progress.

“As at today, over 10 percent of global commerce is conducted online and this will triple in five years time. It is now possible for Folake in Isale Eko to transact business with Helen from New York without stepping out of her apartment. Our social relations have also been redefined.”

She pointed out that while there are many positives, there are still negatives including cancel culture and bad wagon effects, which has left many homes shattered and resulted in the needless deaths of many through suicides and murder. “Fake news and false information is on the increase; we seem to have more information at the tips of our fingers but lesser knowledge than before. In Africa for instance, the reality today is that the communality and ‘Ubuntu’ spirit may soon go into extinction. At individual level, we are closer but far away from one another than the days of our forefathers. We talk more but hear ourselves less these days.”

She urged parents to monitor their children especially what they consume via social media and know the friends they keep, both online and offline.

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