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Oniru seeks support for good governance

By Omowunmi Olaniyi
20 December 2020   |   2:53 am
The Oniru of Iruland, Wasiu Omogbolahan Lawal, has called on the holders of traditional titles and professional bodies across in the country to complement government’s efforts to move the country forward. Speaking at the opening ceremony of business Bootcamp for entrepreneurs in Iruland, the traditional ruler said the government cannot solve all the nation’s problems,…

Director, Membership Affairs, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Mr. Shehu Gbadamosi (left); Managing Trustee (HA11F), Mrs. Folusho Olaniyan; the Oniru of Iruland, His Royal Majesty Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal; Chairman, ICAN Lagos and District Society, Mrs. Constance Nwokejiobi; General Secretary, ICAN Lagos and District Society, Mr. Alesta Wilcox; and Asst. General Secretary, ICAN, Lagos and District Society, Dr. Martin Ikpehai at the event.<br />

The Oniru of Iruland, Wasiu Omogbolahan Lawal, has called on the holders of traditional titles and professional bodies across in the country to complement government’s efforts to move the country forward.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of business Bootcamp for entrepreneurs in Iruland, the traditional ruler said the government cannot solve all the nation’s problems, which is the reason NGOs, professionals, among others have to complement government’s efforts.

Jointly organised by His Royal Majesty Abisogun II Foundation (HA11F) for Peace and Thought Leadership and the Lagos District Society and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), the event witnessed 50 participants of the group’s two-week training and capacity building programme for small scale investors and professionals living in Iruland receive certificates of participation.

The traditional ruler disclosed that the programme was one of his ways of positively touching lives, building capacity, assisting people to be self-reliant, create wealth and prosperity as well as give back to the community.

Chairman, Lagos ICAN, Mrs. Constance Nwokejiobi, noted that the programme would enable participants optimise business opportunities in the community, saying it is the first community-based finance training programme for non-finance entrepreneurs pioneered by a monarch for entrepreneurs.

Nwokejiobi disclosed that ICAN plans to train about 50 entrepreneurs each quartre, as a way of making an estimated 200 business people financially literate and to efficiently manage their businesses and for others.

The Executive Director, HA11F, Mrs. Folusho Olaniyan observed that there are unmet needs globally, adding that her group has to act locally to meet some of these needs.