Okorocha, Dangote, others for Oyo ETF launch tomorrow
All is now set for Oyo State to launch its Education Trust Fund (ETF), described as the effective and viable solution to the malaise of education sector in the state.
Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha; Chairman, TY Foundation Nigeria, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd); Chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Publisher, The Guardian, Lady Maiden Alex-Ibru; Founder, First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Otunba Subomi Balogun; an Ibadan-based industrialist, Chief Kola Daisi and Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri Erewa, are among personalities expected at the launch to be hosted by Governor Abiola Ajimobi tomorrow.
Chairman of the fund, Dr. Nike Akande, disclosed this yesterday in Ibadan, adding that the Founder and Chairman, Honeywell Group, Oba Otudeko; Chairman, Forte Oil, Mr. Femi Otedola and Chairman, HEIR Holdings, Mr. Tony Elumelu, are among the guests to be joined by traditional rulers, educationists, philanthropists, captains of industries as well as corporate organisations to lend their support to improve the standard of education at all levels in the state.
Akande, a two-time minister, noted that the success being recorded by the School Governing Boards (SGB) and Oyo State Model Education System Interventions (OYOMESI) will be complemented by the ETF through collective financing of educational activities in the state.