…Felicitates Ojuawo over investiture as Ekiti Golf Course Chair
A socio-economic and cultural group in Ekiti State under the auspices of E-11 has commended a boardroom guru and business expert, Chief Kola Akosile, for his impressive and unquantifiable contributions to the development of trade, industry and investment in the country.
The group of Ekiti professionals, also described the election of one of their members, Air Vice Marshall Rufus Adeniyi Ojuawo(Rtd), as the Chairman of the Ekiti Golf Course as deserving and well thought-out.
A statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Adeoye Aribasoye, on behalf of the General Secretary, OSCA Seyi Aiyeleso, in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday applauded the agency for acknowledging Akosile’s contributions in business development and for deeming it expedient to tap from his intellectual prowess in the sector.
Ayeleso alluded to a paper titled: “Financial Capital for Agribusiness: Identifying and Harnessing Opportunities” to be delivered by Akosile at a programme organised by Nigerian Stock Exchange Limited in Lagos on Thursday, December 2, 2021, as another unique opportunity for the business guru to demonstrate his scholarship in business growth and industrial development.
“We are proud that one of our own is deemed worthy of being invited to present a paper that would further build the country’s stock exchange market,” Aiyeleso said.
Aiyeleso appealed to Akosile not to relent in his efforts to building a nation where business and industry will be taken as pivots of the economy.
Branding Akosile as having the cognate experience and savviness qualifying him to deliver such a paper, Aiyeleso said: “He is an investment banker, industrialist and serial entrepreneur.
“He is a member of Ekiti State Economic Development Council and also the immediate past president of Ekiti Chamber of Commerce (EKICCIMA) and the South-West Regional Chamber of Commerce – Odua Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture (ODUACCIMA).
“He is presently a National Vice President of NACCIMA, where he is the Chairman for the MSME/SDG Trade Group and Vice-Chairman of the Agribusiness Trade Group.
“He was the past Chairman of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) – Southwest and presently the Chairman of the Technical & Advisory Committee of Technology Incubation Center (TIC), Ado-Ekiti. He has previously served as a Council member of the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) and Open Government Partnership (OGP) in Ekiti State.
“He was at a time a member of the Governing Council of Federal Polytechnic, Ede.”
Akosile, who had superintended many business organisations and had criss-crossed every sector, spanning banking, commerce, mines, agribusiness, and industry in the country, is the Chairman of E-11, a body that has been overseeing industrial growth in Ekiti through effective and robust partnership with the state government.
In a separate statement applauding AVM Ojuawo’s election as chairman, Ekiti Golf Course, the group’s Chairman, Chief Akosile, posited that the retired military top brass would bring his wealth of experience to bear in radicalising the outdoor game and launch it to prominence as one sport that can unite and develop the people.
Akosile, in a release signed by E-11’s Publicity Secretary, Hon. Adeoye Aribasoye, saluted the Golf Course Club for being apt in putting a round peg in a round hole with the choice of AVM Ojuawo for the prestigious and coveted position.
E-11 boss exuded confidence that AVM Ojuawo would live up to the bidding of piloting the club’s affairs with utmost integrity, honesty and competence that would add panache and recognition to the organisation.
Akosile added that Ojuawo, as a respectable and prominent E-11 member, must strive hard to make the Ekiti Golf Course Club a force to reckon with in the state and beyond.
“Golf Course Club is not only a sport’s promoting body, it is also a socio- economic group, which membership encompasses the crème de la crème in the society from the political, social, public, private and cultural sectors.
“With Ojuawo as the chairman, we are confident that there would be a leveler in the Club. There won’t be any room for sectionalism and primordial sentiments that can disunite the Club.
“With him in the saddle, the task of building a virile Ekiti in terms of economic prosperity through sports development is guaranteed, because he is a development-driven personage with inelastic passion for the growth of Ekiti people.
“Going by the membership of Golf course club, we know that there would be a synergy between it and the government of Governor Kayode Fayemi on the development of sports and the improvement of general well-being of Ekiti people.
“On behalf of E-11, I congratulate AVM Ojuawo for this deserving Investiture and I wish him a rewarding tenure as he superintends the affairs of the prestigious and respectable Club,” Akosile stated.