By Steve Oni, Ilorin
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has reiterated his administration’s commitment to creating a conducive environment to drive youths to greatness in their chosen vocation.
Represented by Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi, AbdulRazaq spoke on Thursday at the grand finale of the Entrepreneurship Contest which the Kwara State chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students organised in honour of the Governor’s late father, AGF Abdul-Razaq SAN.
He noted that ingenuity, willpower and God’s mercy would ultimately determine the leaders of the future, hence the need for youths to come out of their comfort zones, learn new skills and make a significant impact.
He explained that his administration is deliberately investing in e-governance and refocusing people’s attention on technology, pointing out that some youths who recently took part in virtual digital training are already making positive impact.
Governor AbdulRazaq added that the development had impressed his administration to commence the second phase of the virtual digital training to train an additional 10,000 youths in new digital skills with the upcoming innovation hub set to harvest endless potential in Kwara youth.
While thanking the Association of the Nigerian Students for the laudable initiative to honour his late father, the Governor urged the youth to embrace boundless opportunities in the new media space to transform their lives.
Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Hajia Saadatu Kawu-Moddibo, in her opening remarks, noted that the programme was a true reflection of the lifestyle of late AGF AbdulRazaq who, according to her, empowered youths with quality education as the first private school owner who established Ilorin College that is now known as Government High School, Ilorin.
Hajia Kawu-Moddibo charged youths on a positive attitudinal change to realise a better entrepreneurship success that can take them to greater heights, stressing that mindset is sacrosanct in the journey to a successful life.
Earlier, the Chairman of NANS, Kwara Axis, Comrade Salami Wasiu, explained that the objectives the entrepreneurship contest were to help students develop entrepreneurial skills and learn how to finance their business since the country churns out thousands of graduates without jobs for them in the labour market.
Comrade Wasiu appreciated Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his laudable projects across the State, especially in the education sector.
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