2014 Lagos Enterprise Day
The second Lagos Enterprise Day was held at Alausa on the 23rd of July 2014. The event which brought together a host of entrepreneurs, government functionaries and students of technical and vocational education from the state and beyond was declared open by the Deputy Governor of the state, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire who represented the Governor Mr. Babatunde Fashola.
The Lagos State Enterprise Day is an annual event which promotes networking of successful entrepreneurs with young aspiring entrepreneurs from the technical colleges in a one day open interactive forum while offering support for the promotion of Enterprise Education in Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education system.
Pix - Some of the dignitaries and awardees posing for a picture at the event
The keynote of this year’s celebration was delivered by Mr. Cornell McBride Snr, founder McBride Research Laboratory (MRL), an international enterprise based in the United States. He shared his unique experiences as an entrepreneur and how he through determination, diligence and doggedness placed the organization on the platform it is presently. He then encouraged the young students and everyone to never give up because dreams come true.
Pix - Some of the vocational students’ artworks on display at the event
Notable organizations and personalities contributing to the enterprise development of the state were awarded. Some of them include:
- Ruff ‘n’ Tumble Founder/Chairman, Mrs. Nike Ogunlesi
- Konga Chairman/CEO Simzi Shagaya
- Sokoa Chair Centre Ltd founder Ibukun Awosika
- Fate Foundation initiator Fola Adeola
The event was initiated and is been hosted by Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB) who are partners with YabaTech UNEVOC Center.
The YabaTech UNEVOC Center was represented at the event by the Coordinator, Dr(Mrs.) Funmilayo Doherty and the System Analyst Mr. John Okewole.
Pix - YabaTech UNEVOC Center Coordinator, Dr(Mrs.) Funmilayo Doherty with the Execeutive Secretary of LASTVEB, Engr. A. Gasper at the event
Pix - YabaTech UNEVOC Center Coordinator, Dr(Mrs.) Funmilayo Doherty with Mrs. Nike Ogunlesi, the founder of Ruff’n’Tumble at the event
Pix - YabaTech UNEVOC Center Coordinator, Dr(Mrs.) Funmilayo Doherty with Mr. Oyebola, an entrepreneur and awardee at the event