GROUP Chief Executive of Oando Plc., Mr Wale Tinubu has said that education, innovation and good governance remain key facets to sustainable long term socio-economic growth.
Mr Tinubu said this at the kick-off of the Private Sector Summit at the United Nations Global Assembly, with the theme: ‘Securing the Way Forward’
The Oando boss said: “Education remains the most powerful empowerment tool within a community. Through our Foundation we are addressing the issues of access and improving the quality of teaching and learning outcomes in primary schools, with a focus on the girl child. This has led to infrastructure projects primed to impact over 75,000 children nationwide, scholarship programmes aimed at enhancing over 9,700 lives, ICT centres geared towards over 170,000 direct beneficiaries, and teacher training programmes designed to support the lives of over 1.2 million pupils.”
“Increased indigenous participation in varying projects across sectors is accompanied by greater accountability by all of us to ensure Africa fulfills its enormous potential. My commitment to help fulfil the SDGs is unwavering”, he noted.
Mr. Tinubu also addressed African corporates’ dedication towards effectiveness, accountability and transparency—key SDG pillars for building a responsible organization focused on good corporate governance.