Leadway Assurance Company has donated a state-of-the-art Entrepreneurship Development Centre to the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Ondo State.

The training centre, according to the underwriter, is designed to create a paradigm shift from the pursuit of white-collar jobs to a culture of entrepreneurship geared towards job creation, economic growth and sustainable development.

Speaking at the official commissioning of the building, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Leadway Assurance, Tunde Hassan-Odukale, said the donation was part of the organisation’s commitment towards promoting entrepreneurship, driving continuous education and improving the learning for students of the institution while exposing them to realities in the business world.

“The contribution is made to the university to advance entrepreneurship particularly for graduating students to induct them into the real business world and support their ambitions.

For the undergraduates also who are still studying, it would expose them to happenings in the business environment as entrepreneurs both in the local environment and the country at large,” Hassan-Odukale said.

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The Chancellor of the institution, Emir of Katagum, Bauchi State, Umar Faruk II, while commissioning the building, said: “The intervention will help strengthen the hope and resolve of the students that they can express their creativity to birth ideas that would transform lives and humanity. Leadway Assurance has created a pathway for them to excel in a serene environment, access learning from seasoned professionals and develop themselves to become leaders in their field.”

The Pro-Chancellor of FUTA, H.E Ambassador Godknows Boladei Igali, appreciated Leadway Assurance, saying “the building will be of great impact to the great minds in the institution, and it will be of immense benefit not only to the immediate community but the country.”

Also speaking, the Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development of the university, Prof. Helen Ogunsuyi, said: “The well-thought-through contribution is significant to what we do at the Entrepreneurship Centre, especially for the students who would be better equipped with requisite learning to help them innovate and develop their talents to excel in their chosen careers.

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