The founder of La Roche Leadership Foundation and former Accountant-General of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, recently recognised eleven social entrepreneurs in the state, leaving them with a message that the future of Nigeria depends on their inputs into the development process and governance. Gboyega Akinsanmi writes
Her passion precisely began with a narrative of Nigeria’s poor school enrolment. Her dream too is simply to rescue as many children as possible off the streets of Lagos State. Mrs. Tosin Taiwo, the Founder of Street to School Initiative, never knew her little input could earn her recognition one day.
As Adeoye said in her address, Sesewa has trained 102 students in the last year on employability skills and further increasing their chances of finding and keeping a job. The company has had a 98 percent success rate on its internship placements where fresh graduate interns become full time employees.
He said the recipients had chosen to do things differently. He added that they had also disdained traditional entrepreneurship, which according to him, the youths in Nigeria “are gradually becoming more innovative with entrepreneurship since everyone cannot be traditional entrepreneurs.”