Tech expert to deliver Ekiti gov-elect’s inaugural lecture

As the road leads to the inauguration of Ekiti State governor-elect, Biodun Oyebanji, on Sunday, the Founder of Axxess, Niyi Olajide, will on Friday (tomorrow) deliver the inaugural lecture for the incoming administration.

The PUNCH reported on June 19, 2022, that the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Oyebanji, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, as the winner of the Ekiti State governorship election.

The APC candidate scored 187,057 votes to defeat its closest rival, the SDP, which garnered 82,211 votes, the PDP, which got 67,457 votes and 13 other parties that participated in Saturday’s governorship election. Out of the 360,753 votes cast, the total valid votes in the election were 351,865.

In a statement on Thursday available to The PUNCH by Axxess, the tech company said the inaugural lecture which will have in attendance eminent personalities from all walks of life will usher in and set the pace for the new administration.

The statement read, “Cavista, global partner of Axxess and a technology company with Nigeria’s largest team of software engineers, announced that Niyi John Olajide, Founder and CEO of Axxess, will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural lecture to welcome the new administration in Ekiti State, Nigeria.

“The inaugural activities for His Excellency, Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji, Govenor-Elect, Ekiti State themed ‘Finishing Well and Keeping Ekiti Strong’ commenced Friday, September 23, 2022, with the Anniversary/Inauguration press conference.

“The inauguration ceremony plan includes the highly anticipated inaugural lecture, which is scheduled for Friday, October 14, 2022, at the Obafemi Awolowo Civic and Convention Center.

“Olajide has the high honour of being invited to deliver the keynote lecture that is projected to contribute to setting the agenda for the new administration from the perspective of the private sector. Olajide is the founder and CEO of Axxess, the leading global home healthcare technology company. He leads the strategic vision and direction of the Dallas, Texas-based company he founded in 2007.”

The statement added that government officials, business owners and strategic partners of Ekiti state will attend the inaugural lecture.

The PUNCH earlier reported on Thursday that Oyebanji said that he would work with competent, courageous and transparent persons in his bid to drive his agenda of making Ekiti prosperous.

Oyebanji said that securing the citizens, building enduring Infrastructure and solving the perennial epileptic power supply to the state would form the focal areas of concentration.

“My vision is to have a society where everybody will prosper,” he said while speaking in a chat with journalists in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday.

He also assured that his administration would be transparent and work hard to build strong institutions, rather than strong men to help our people.

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