Taiwo Akerele Honored At Focus Africa Awards

Taiwo Akerele Honored At Focus Africa Awards

The organizers of the Focus Africa Award & Expo honored Akerele, along with other notables such as the Governor of Borno State, Prof Zulum, at a well-attended dinner event in Abuja.

While accepting the prize, Akerele pledged to use it to advocate for a reduction in the number of school students in Nigeria, which he claims is the country’s biggest security concern now and in the future if not addressed.

UNICEF and other development partners have estimated that the out of school children crisis in Nigeria has risen to 10.5m as of 2020 and this has grown significantly due to spate of kidnapping and banditry leading to the shut down of schools in most part of Northern Nigeria in 2021.

Against this background Policy House International through the Incentive-Based Program led by Taiwo Akerele has been working very hard in partnership with stakeholders to advocate for enhanced security around schools in the affected areas, they also recently called for a state of emergency in education to stem the tide.

This was equally emphasized in the just concluded Nigerian economic summit group 2021 (NESG27) in Abuja with the active participation of Policy House International.

Akerele also thanked the organizers of the event for the excellent work it is doing in promoting Science and innovation in Africa through its Focus Africa Science, Innovation & Commodity Expo.

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