I was born in Benin where I had my primary and secondary education. I finished from the University of Ibadan, got a job as a stockbroker in Lagos and started operating in the capital market in the mid 80s and then worked in the International Merchant Bank. From there, I veered out to financial advisory AVC Fund, where I managed a large commercial paper portfolio and also did advisory work in helping to establish some banks in Nigeria at that time.
I am confident because we have refurbished our educational system, we are going to create more technical schools, more colleges of agriculture, and we will partner under the TEVET arrangement, the private sector, with government to train youths so that you can move them into jobs very quickly. We will have school of agric that will be closely affiliated to large commercial farms so that we can have a basis for training and you know that when you attend any of our colleges, it is already affiliated to an industry and there is likelihood to get a job when you finish. So those are the things I will do differently while continuing to extend what we have started, but we have to focus more now on how to create jobs and economic well-being for our people. We want to use what we have started, the infrastructure we have built, the governor’s framework that we have, to now move forward to ensure we have economic growth.