By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
A Civil Society Group known as Association For Global Youth Emancipators (AGYE) has backed Henrich Bankole Akomolafe’s push to uplift his people from the shackles of poverty, educational empowerment with his initiative aimed at supporting youths, elderly and children.
AKomolafe who is a businessman and tech entrepreneur, known as the Cofounder and Managing of a business conglomerate servicing the elevator engineering industry, real estate, fitness & wellness sectors in Nigeria that earned him a spot on Forbes list in 2019 as one of the young successful entrepreneur amongst other achievements has continued to show that the younger generation are here to change the narrative of the state and in the society at large.
In a statement by it’s president of AGYE, Mr Patrick Kolawole and made available to news men in Abuja, the group said they have been following the achievements of the energetic Bankole Akomolafe whose skills and philanthropic gestures are second to none.
According to them, Henrich who is listed among 10 young entrepreneurs to watch out for in 2020 on Business Day has continued to make his motherland Ekiti state proud with his exceptional ideas and drive to make a change in his home town.
“There’s no public housing to address shelter related problems faced by low income families in the state. Politicians and representatives in the state are just swindling the people and making sure that they use money to deliberately impoverish the people.
“Lack of vocational training ,poverty rate is so high that about 75 per cent still live below minimum wage. Yes the secondary educational system is free but do they have the right skills? The system of learning and teaching is still outdated in this 21 century where other clime are getting technological inclined.
“90 per cent of our people are neither civil servant or Farmers, they still have low access to funds and no access to machinery. would you believe that our Ekiti South West/Ikere/Ise/Orun Federal Constituency have been the chairman youth committee for over 8 years and yet, there’s no skills acquisition centre or IT hubs to empower the youths and the people but they rather, donate bikes and money to eat for the day and support their corrupt act.
” Ekiti is known as the fountain of knowledge but still lacks vision in this regards,” he stated.
They commended Henrich for his vision and foresightedness in making sure that people from the grassroots benefit from his skills acquisition programmes called child of industry focused on the secondary student and urge him not to be tired but continue his support for his people.