The the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare and Ministers of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba; Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo have endorsed the ‘Sage of Growth’, a book written by a trained banker, Taiwo Francis Akerele.
The ministers made the endorsement during a national book tour embarked recently by the author to create a positive understanding of the book as well harmonize the society into accepting a common good in economic growth.
According to a statement by An Abuja-based Journalist, Lois Otse Adams, the first phase of the tour started in Abuja last month where the author used his book to galvanize support for the youths, urging political leaders to carry along young people in policymaking and implementation.
“Amongst the people he has visited are the Honourable Minister for State, Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba and honourable minister for Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare.
“Akerele also advised the Federal Government through the Ministry of Youths and Sports to ensure that the N75bn Nigerian Youth Fund is properly and professionally managed for better results.
“The Author also met the Director-General, Progressive Governor Forum, Dr Salihu Lukman, Hon Peter Akpatason, Deputy Majority leader of the House of Representatives, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, Chairman, House Committee on Basic Education, Hon Festus Keyamo, Hon Minister of State, Labour and Productivity and others.
“In maintaining a successful quest for a better society, he is set to meet other top government functionaries at the presidency in Abuja,” the statement disclosed.
Mr Akerele is a trained banker with World Bank experience, member of several literary associations, he was a reliable shoulder of the Adams Oshiomole-led Edo State Economic Team and former Chief of Staff to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.