Seun Oloketuyi Honoured With Ekiti Future Agenda Award

Seun Oloketuyi, a celebrity journalist and originator of the Best of Nollywood (BON) enterprises, has received the Ekiti Future Agenda Award.

The honor was awarded to him on Thursday during the Ekiti Future Agenda Roundtable in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state.

Speaking at the roundtable, the covener, Adesina Adetola, stated that Oloketuyi was recognized as an emerging leader and inspiring individual for promoting Nigeria’s entertainment class and elegance through his Best of Nollywood Awards.

Oloketuyi, who was also named one of the “20 Ekiti leading lights and role models” admitted into the Ekiti Future Agenda Hall of Fame, has successfully made the Best of Nollywood Awards the longest-running award platform in Nigeria, celebrating great achievements in the film industry over the last 15 years.

The Ekiti Future Agenda roundtable, themed Ekiti Knowledge Zone: Its Mission and the Missing Point, was attended by stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds, including the Ekiti Commissioner for Innovation, Technology, and Digital Economy, Seun Fakuade, who served as the lead discussant.

The participants unanimously agreed that all hands must be on deck to ensure that the Knowledge Zone’s mission is ultimately fulfilled.

Speaking at the event, Fakuade said that approximately $18 billion has been granted to fund the project, which is scheduled to be completed within the next two years.

He stated, “The Ekiti Knowledge Zone is expected to generate a revenue of $100 million per year.” Furthermore, the information Zone will function as an industrial park, a hub of innovative ideas and new generation of revolutionary economic start-ups that will aid in the transmission of information to money.”

Speaking further, the commissioner stated, “With the Knowledge Zone, Ekiti will become the intellectual capital of Nigeria in truth and fact.” In the near future, developers will regard Ekiti State as the most resourceful destination place.

“More importantly, the administration of Governor Biodun Oyebanji has established startup innovations, finance, academia, and other vital research institutions that would generate economic riches for Ekiti State.

“Therefore when the Knowledge Zone is in full operation, it will be a home for people with productive ideas and innovations.”

In the same line, Otunba Taiwo Ojo, an IT expert, innovator, and multinational businessman, stated, “All hands must be on deck to make the dream a reality.” And if the plan is pursued with sincerity of mind and intention, Ekiti might earn more than $100 billion each year from the zone.

“We should be preparing ourselves for this next chance. And one way to prepare for this opportunity is to raise awareness, particularly among young people, and encourage them to pursue personal growth and skill acquisition.

Another speaker at the occasion, Aare Temitope Amerijoye, expressed his discontent with the level of poverty in the country and pushed the government to do more in the areas of job creation for the teeming youths.

Furthermore, the majority of the participants who contributed to the discussion agreed that in today’s world, the Internet is at the heart of business, and they unanimously advocated for reliable Internet services across communities and settlements in all 16 local government areas and 19 local council development areas of the state.

Furthermore, they argued that Ekiti sons and daughters, both at home and abroad, should take use of the Ekiti Knowledge Zone to obtain skills that will allow them to operate in society.

Similarly, they agreed that the state government should review and modify both primary and secondary school curricula to encourage the acquisition of relevant modern skills, as well as establish an ICT club in schools to instill the spirit of technological innovation in the youth.

Earlier, while welcoming guests and participants to the event, Adesina Adetola, the convener of Ekiti Future Agenda, stated that the roundtable is intended to provide a platform for Ekiti stakeholders from various backgrounds to exchange ideas and fashion a path forward for the state in all areas.

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