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Infuse entrepreneurial skills in school curriculum, Fagade urges African leaders

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His Excellency Slumber Tsogwane Vice President of Botswana (right), Abisoye Fagade GMD Sodium Group and founder Abisoye Fagade Foundation, Her Excellency Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor (left) at the African Union Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2019, Gaborone Botswana.


The CEO of Sodium Brand Solution, Abisoye Fagade, has urged African leaders to infuse entrepreneurship skills as part of the learning in the educational system in Africa.

Fagade, who was honoured recently with the Peace Builder Award For Excellence in Business Entrepreneur and Leadership Skills, at the 8th Peace Achievers International Conference and Award at the Transorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, made the call during a meeting with Vice President Slumber Tsogwane of Botswana, and Her Excellency Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor of Africa Union (AU) shortly after the 2019 African Union Innovating Education in Africa Expo in Botswana.

The African Union Innovating Education in Africa Expo is a flagship event of the African Union Commission intended to showcase practical social and technological innovations aimed at enhancing access, quality, relevance and inclusion in education in order to release the potential for empowerment, employability and inventiveness.

Held at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC) Molepolole Road, Gaborone-Botswana recently, this year’s event had prominent heads of African countries in attendance including Vice President Slumber Tsogwane, of Botswana, Her Excellency Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor Sodium Group CEO, Abisoye Fagade and others in attendance.

At the meeting, Abisoye Fagade discussed at length with the Vice President Of Botswana, Slumber Tsogwane regarding infusing entrepreneurship skills as part of the learning in the educational system in Africa.

“At the African Union Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2019, I had this impactful discussion with the Vice President of Botswana His Excellency Slumber Tsogwane on how important it is to include entrepreneurship skill as part of the learning in our educational system in Africa. It would help in reducing the unemployment rate in Africa and reshaping the Africa that we want.”

To underscore his commitment for this course, Fagade has launched the Abisoye Fagade Foundation with the aim of empowering youths through mentorship and opportunities for the advancement of their career.

“One of my vision has always been to put Nigeria on the global map and promoting Africa at large, and there is no better way to do that than setting up an organisation that caters and invests in the youth.”

On his recent award, he said, “I’m pleased, honoured and humbled to accept the Peace Achievers Award as peace builder, excellence in business and leadership skills. An enormous salute to all the nominees each of whom have made incredible contributions to youth and community development in Nigeria.”


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