The Deputy Governor of Lagos state, Dr. Idiat Adebule, Managing Director Yinka Folawiyo Group, Mr. Tunde Folawiyo and Chief Executive Officer, Sujimoto Group, Mr. Sijibomi Ogundele, are among the special guests expected at the 4th edition of Trek Africa Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition (TAEC) 2019.
According to TAEC Project Director, Oki Samson, the theme of this year’s edition is: ‘From Poverty Capital to Prosperity Capital: Entrepreneurship and Innovation as Key Drivers of Economic Transformation,’ and the event comes up on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Presken Hotel Ikeja, Lagos. Mr. Oki Samson said the essence of the event is aimed at creating sustainable jobs and wealth creation, while identifying the role of entrepreneurs in national development specifically, and stated further that the program also aims to change the narrative about Nigeria as the poverty capital of the world.
According to him, ‘in a recent survey, Nigeria has overtaken India as the poverty capital of the world. The survey reported that Nigerians live below the extreme poverty benchmark. This is in spite of the nation’s abundant resources.’
He added that about of 800 aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, policy makers are expected at the event. Other guests expected at the program are: GMD ZGM Investment Group, Dr. Onas Abbey, MD Nigeria Railway Corporation, Engr Fidet Okhiria, Founder, HIIMA International Education Network, Dr. Nike Agunbiade-Etiebet, President, Medallion Communications, Mr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, CEO Abeni Alaso Oge, Mrs. Bola Omotayo, MD Smithcrown Nigeria Ltd, Chris Agbede and1st Vice President National Association of Mico finance Banks, Mr. Yusuf Gyallesu.