Ekitis Are Proud Of Prof Adelabu's Choice -Ojudu
Senator Babafemi Ojudu has expressed joy at the choice of a new Deputy Governor for Ekiti State, Professor Dupe Adelabu, saying that the combination of her exposure, skills and expertise with that of Governor Kayode Fayemi cannot but produce a synergy that would set the state on the path of greater glory and respect in the eyes of the world.
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti, Ojudu said Professor Adelabu had the right credentials and level-headedness to succeed at the new job as she had succeeded in previous assignments given her.
Describing her as an accomplished academic and an expert on a wide range of issues, Ojudu said he had no doubt that she would be a remarkable plus to the Fayemi administration, adding that her humility and level-headedness have always been an addition to her loyalty, not just to her leaders, but to everyone she has
A princess of Ado-Ekiti whose mother was also a princess of Ise-Ekiti and her late husband a former Chief Librarian of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and a prince of Ijero-Ekiti, Ojudu said Professor Dupe Adelabu is Ekiti-personified.
The lawmaker representing Ekiti central congratulated the Ekiti State Government and Governor Kayode Fayemi on the choice of Adelabu, adding that the administration has made all Ekiti indigenes, home and abroad, proud with the choice.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Ado-Ekiti Princess, Prof Modupe Adelabu is Ekiti new deputy governor
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has forwarded the name of Chairperson of the State's Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof Modupe Adelabu, to the State House of Assembly for consideration as the new deputy governor of the state.
Mrs Adelabu, a Professor of Education at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile –Ife, was Head of the Department of Education Administration and Planning of the institution before her appointment as Chairperson of Ekiti State SUBEB in July 2011.
An Ado-Ekiti Princess, Prof Adelabu was born on May 23, 1950 in Ado Ekiti to Prince and Mrs. Samuel Adepoju Adejugbe. She attended Christ's School, Ado-Ekiti (1962 – 1967) and Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo (1968 -1970). She holds a B.A. (Ed) (1975); MPhil (1981); and PhD (1990), all from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile- Ife.
Prof Adelabu started her teaching career as a Graduate Assistant in 1976 in the Department of Educational Administration and Planning , OAU, where she rose to the post of Professor in 2008. She served as Head of the Department of Educational Administration several times and also served as External Examiner in some universities including the University of Ibadan; University of Lagos; University of Ilorin and Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.
She has served as Council Member of National Teachers' Institute (2001 – 2003), Council Member, Christ International Divinity College (an affiliate of Acadia University Canada) Erinmo (2005 – 2010); Member Planning and Implementation Committee Joseph Ayo Babalola University (2004 – 2005); Member of Council Joseph Ayo Babalola University (2005 – 2010). She was also a foundation member of Board, Ekiti State World Bank Assisted Poverty Reduction Agency (2000 – 2003); Member of Oxford Round Table, Oxford England, among other bodies.
A seasoned scholar and administrator of international repute, Prof Adelabu's major research area is on policy and personnel issues in education, including the roles of the state in education; teacher education as well poverty and gender related issues in education, particularly in rural areas. She has published over 30 articles in both national and international journals.
She has consulted for the World Bank, Universal Basic Education Commission in Nigeria, United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and other international agencies.She has also served as resource person for UNDP, UNICEF and UNESCO on various educational issues. She was also part of the 15-member Education Reform Panel that worked on Ekiti State government's reforms in the education sector.
She is a recipient of the 2013 Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award (African Administration Icon) organised by the All- African Student Union (ASSU).
Leadership crises within youth movements in Nigeria are always disturbing. It saddens me because it makes the youths appear not better than the politicians who have, over the years, grounded our nation to nothingness.
If the youths are to be the change and future of Nigeria; selfish power-seeking, greed and covetousness must depart from the activities of those seen as leaders of a new Nigeria .
Now that the struggle and challenge for developing our country rest upon on our shoulders , we need a united front championed for the youths and by the youths; devoid of political godfatherism, where we won't be divided by selfish agenda of politicians. It is against this backdrop that the National Youth Council of Nigeria NYCN should take the lead!
Though the debate as to who qualifies as a youth remains one dividing line among stakeholders, the Youth international Charter pegged the age of a young person to below 35.
But unfortunately, youths organizations in Nigeria are coerced under the leadership of people you wondered if there are not grandparents. For example, how do you explain why a typical political party in Nigeria appoints grandparents to lead its youth wing?
NYCN for some times has been enmeshed in leadership tussle which could have been resolved in Akure before the national congress was stopped at the orders of the Federal Ministry of Youths Development, penultimate Wednesday. It is a intriguing that forces holding the NYCN by the jugular are no longer youths because they are above 35 years as stipulated in the national youth policy. The Akure congress of NYCN would be nothing but a sham if any individual above the stipulated age emerges into its leadership position. The new leadership of the NYCN must derive its powers from the constitution of the organisation and endorsed by and legitimate members of the council.
Though Minister for Youth Development deserves some commendation for saving the council the pain of going through a congress that was pre determined to be marred by violence and mass rigging, however the minister must stop at nothing in sanitizing the council.
The council is strategic to youth development in the country, therefore effective sanitation in line with global standards is not only desirable but not negotiable .
Undoubtedly, thee NYCN is in dire need of genuine leadership that would transform the organization into a true youth movement that upholds constitutional principles and ethos to the letter.
Re What is NDE and Ministry of Youth Devt. Doing?
NDE has been a lame dog, despite having offices in all state of the federation, it has been grossly under funded ,poorly manage and inefficient, as for ministry for Youth Development you will wonder if it really exist .. Unemployment is the how many – AA, Bauchi.
There is NDE here in my state, but I guess if their office is functional enough to tackle the unemployment in Zamfara
This platform is becoming the voice of the Nigerian youths, you understand our plight and you have begin to hit on its head, am scared you don't derail from this path- Vic Lanche Jalingo
Its takes best of brains to organize all these crime, a dumb fellow can't do that, but reciquement into security agencies mostly Nigeria police is 'namu namu' so their use the brain against the society and the state- Usman Zaria
Our government no dey try at all, I don dey house since 2009 no job-