Expert canvasses for social entrepreneurship adaptation
Written by Taiwo Adediran on December 30, 2015
A Lagos-based entrepreneur, Alhaji Yakubu Olayiwola Gobir, has warned that various efforts at cushioning the effect of poverty in Ilorin emirate and its environs may prove futile unless the concept of social entrepreneurship is adapted.
Yakubu says the emirate does not require a whooping sum before the concept could be successful, thereby reducing pervasive hunger across board. In an interview with newsmen in Ilorin, the certified pharmacist cum entrepreneur also lamented that poverty is taking a toll on the citizens of the emirate.
Gobir also expressed grave concern that the country is going through a difficult moment with crumbling prices of oil in the global market and cash crisis that incapacitated government to pay backlogs of workers’ salaries.
He, however, lauded the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union (IEDPU) for its current move to establish a vocational centre in the emirate, saying it would go a long way to reduce poverty.
The Ilorin emirate consists of Ilorin West, Ilorin East, Ilorin South, Asa and Moro Local Government Areas of Kwara State.