April 20, 2024

Olabode Foundation makes case for citizen empowerment


A Nigerian entrepreneur, Mr Olabode Fayemiro, has expressed concerns about the widening social inequalities that exist in Nigeria, saying a generation of empowered citizens must be created to address the gap.

Fayemiro, who stated this during the launch of The Olabode Fayemiro Foundation, said he intends to break the cycle of poverty bedeviling many Nigerians.

According to him, there is an urgent need to build a more vibrant and equitable future for all Nigerians.

His words: “I established the foundation to address critical societal needs and create a lasting impact. The first beneficiaries of the foundation are slated to be his alma mater, Richmab Nur and Pri School Ibadan, Federal Government College Odogbolu, and Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ife.

“The foundation will operate under the powerful motto ‘Pay it Forward,’ reflecting my commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty and fostering a generation of empowered citizens. By tackling various social issues, the foundation aims to equip individuals and communities with the tools and resources they need to thrive. This goes beyond just individual success; it’s about building a more vibrant and equitable future for all Nigerians.

“While the foundation’s initial efforts will honour my educational journey by supporting my alma mater, this is just the first chapter. The Olabode Fayemiro Foundation aspires to become a catalyst for positive change across a wider spectrum. The foundation recognizes that community needs are multifaceted, and its target audience and projects will evolve strategically over time.

“Potential future initiatives could encompass areas like healthcare, skills development, or environmental sustainability. This adaptability ensures the foundation remains responsive to the most pressing issues faced by various demographics.

“The launch of the Olabode Fayemiro Foundation extends a heartfelt invitation to the wider Nigerian community. Mr. Fayemiro welcomes collaboration in all forms,  whether it’s volunteering expertise, contributing financially, or simply spreading awareness about the foundation’s mission. Every contribution, big or small, has the power to empower communities and individuals.

“It celebrates my unwavering commitment to philanthropy, the potential within Nigerian communities, and the power of collective action. As the foundation embarks on its mission, one thing remains certain: its impact will be long-lasting, inspiring countless hearts and minds to embrace the spirit of “paying it forward” for years to come.  With the unwavering support of the community, the Olabode Fayemiro Foundation has the potential to illuminate the path toward a brighter future for all Nigerians.”