From WOLE BALOGUN, Ado Ekiti
A humanitarian organisation, BrigdeWaters Foundation, has appealed to the newly elected Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), and Ekiti State Governor, John Kayode Fayemi to use his position as number one governor in Nigeria to better the lots of Nigerian masses and work towards a proper restructuring of the nation.
President of Brigdewaters Foundation and Information Technology expert, Segun Oke made the call to Fayemi while receiving a honour of a Living Legend from the
Creative Minds Institute, which garlanded him with the award for his contribution towards innovation, youths and community development.
Iyin-Ekiti born Oke, said: “We congratulate our dear governor, it is a great feet. But he should n it is time for us to begin to ask ourselves what impact and import will the position I am holding have. Posterity will judge us. I expect that he would project the needs of the ordinary man and the need for restructuring and the values that we Ekiti people hold in the comity of other nations in Nigeria. I also wish our children happy children’s days. We are planning a great event for then next year
Speaking about the honour, he said: “I appreciate the organisers for the award. I do wonder what I have really done to deserve he honour but the award has nudged me to continue to do more towards contributing to the growth of the society.
” To the young, each one of us in the black race must elevate the needs of our society above our personal needs, it is only in this way that the Africa and Black race can prosper. I want to use this opportunity to reiterate my commitment and that of NGO towards the advancement of Black race, the prosperity of African which we are currently running through Dignovate Africa, an innovative to train one million young people in digital skills and technology, two million old who can’t use technological be digital gadgets and one million young people in digital technology.
We hope that in the next few years, we will be able to help 1000 start ups established and create more jobs in rural communities towards the drive to engendering entrepreneurship and encouraging prosperity through this programme.
Advising government in humanitarian services, he said: “We are all part of government and we should ensure that we use our resources to help the indigent kids to develop their tomorrow. It is time to make sacrifice and be visionary. A great tomorrow is a function how much we can imagine today and of how much sacrifice we are ready to make. I believe that the JKF administration has capacity to not only build infrastructure and to help forge a new shared vision for Ekiti also have better value orientation to turn our society around for good.”