Babatope Agbeyo Bags Emerging Political Leaders Ambassador Award
Organisers of the Emerging Political Leaders (EPL) Summit, will on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, confer on the Chairman, Cornfield Group Ltd., Dr. Babatope Agbeyo, as an Emerging Political Leaders Ambassador, in Lagos.
The EPL Summit, which held November 22, 2017, at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Center, Abuja, among others things sought a new set of leaders with a different orientation towards economic and political problem solving, and a new engagement model with citizens.
The Convener, Wale Ajani, in a statement described the honour conferred on Agbeyo as well-deserving owing to his exploits in leadership and youth empowerment.
Agbeyo’s Cornfield Group, comprises Media Concepts International Limited, Botosoft Technologies Limited, Cornfield Transnational Limited and FOAM Studio Nigeria Limited.
With these firms, the Ekiti-born business mogul, has succeeded over the years, in his passionate quest to meet basic needs of the youths, especially in the education and ICT sectors.
Ajani, who said the Emerging Political Leaders Ambassador Award came on the sidelines of the recently held EPL Summit, however stated that the Summit became imperative at this auspicious moment in our chequered history as “Nigeria has remained a country of enormous potentials for several decades. The consensus among local and international leaders of thought is that Africa’s most populous country and largest economy ought to have performed much better in terms of human development and economic indices.
“Leadership failure is largely at the heart of the current woes bedeviling Nigeria, with little being done to build a new crop of leaders, the nation seems fixated. The citizens have come to have very low expectations of their leaders.”
The statement said: “There is a need to raise the bar of engagement about Nigeria and find effective solutions to her challenges across board. There is also a need to properly situate the country, within the context of her past and present, to fashion out a more desirable future for the citizenry to enable the nation take her place of pride in Africa and the world.”