By Ezekiel Okpuzor
Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (AYE) has commended the Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, for appointing Dr. Francis Summy as his Special Adviser on Entrepreneurship Development.
According to a statement made available to THISDAY yesterday. “Akeredolu has taken a great step by appointing the best to actualise the goals and objectives of Ondo State.”
The Executive Director of AYE, Joy Michael, in the statement disclosed that youths and entrepreneurs in the state would be fully equipped with the appointment which she described as great development.
She said: Entrepreneurship development is a key catalyst in stabilising the economy that has been terribly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michael emphasised on the pandemic and the wisdom of the state governor in taking entrepreneurship development seriously.
“In today’s reality where millions have lost their jobs and several entrepreneurs struggle to sustain their businesses, it is important to note that unemployment poses to be a more devastating threat, and the need to plan against such is of the highest priority,” AYE boss stated.
She further noted that as confirmed by th governor in his statement “Summy Francis is the best we can find, and we are proud to say that he has the required experience, expertise and knowledge to drive our dreams to reality.”
While announcing the appointment of Summy as his Special Adviser on Entrepreneurship Development, Akeredolu stated that: “We never prepared for the coronavirus pandemic; however, we can as soon as possible, begin to make urgent preparations and indeed take practical steps to tackle the looming unemployment pandemic that is approaching.
“While we also congratulate the president and founder of the largest entrepreneurship network in the world, Summy, we assure him of the necessary support needed as he takes on this new appointment which would be more work to his global assignment.”