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Fatogbe’s Inspiring A Generation



SATURDAY, January 31, would remain evergreen in the mind of Folakemi Fatogbe, as she brought together high networth guests to the birthing of her eagerly anticipated book, Inspiring A Generation. Fatogbe is Director of Risk Management at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

   Held at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos, the event attracted former minister of health and founder of Juli Pharmacy, Prince Juli Adeluyi-Adelusi (OFR), who was chairman of occasion. Also in attendance were, Dr. Konyin Ajayi (SAN), Principal Partner at Olaniwun Ajayi LP (lead reviewer); Mrs. Bola Adesola, MD & CEO of Standard Chartered Bank (Nig); Mr Chris Okeke, renowned lawyer and industrialist and Ms Ibada Ahmed – the South Africa-based head of Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (panelists); Dr Tunji Olowolafe, a businessman and Senator Babafemi Ojudu, who presented the book. Mrs. Bolanle Austen-Peters of Terra Kulture and Mr. Bolaji Balogun, CEO, Chapel Hill Denham, also graced the book presentation.

   Described, as a personal game-changer, the book is essentially a must-have motivational and self-development work that is woven around the election campaigns of American president, Barack Obama. 

   The book seeks to use Obama’s historic game-changing election campaigns and journey to the White House as a means of inspiring readers to achieve their life dreams and aspirations irrespective of where they are and what they have.  

   It also seeks to achieve this by bringing the achievements of Obama into people’s homes in a way and manner with which they can easily identify, and possibly, be inspired.  

   In the book, Fatogbe seeks to make her contribution towards addressing some of the societal problems that face the country— the premise being that improvement and progress of a nation, a community, and indeed, a family must start with the active development of self.  

   Olowolafe expressed hope that the book would allow for emergence of several Obama’s in Nigeria who had the latent capacity to champion various sectors of the economy and made a pledge to buy a significant number of copies for his alma mater.  

   Senator Ojudu, on his part, said Nigeria is a country with a major inspiration deficit that would do well to have the inspiring messages of this book heard far and near.  He rounded off by observing that as a country, Nigerians are fortunate to have given rise to a book that is world class in terms of form and content.

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