Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), is to establish an Industrial Park to propel entrepreneurship and turn researches into industrial products.
Founder Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), who disclosed this at an entrepreneurship sensitisation forum at the university premises, said ABUAD is collaborating with government and private sector to make the project a reality.
Aare Afe Babalola said: “The Industrial Park will contain 60 small scale, 40 medium scale and 21 large scale units, and the purpose is to translate our research findings to industrial products that will be of tremendous benefit to the economy.
“We are liaising with the government and private investors to partner with us in bringing the dream to reality. Our dream is to churn out graduates that won’t be servants or employees, but job creators regardless of their background or the economic situation of this country,” the legal luminary added.
Provost, College of Social and Management Science Prof Adeolu Durotoye, described the youth as the pivot of socio-economic and political developments of any society serious about productive ventures.
Two budding entrepreneurs Mr Yinka Olugbodi and Mrs Roseline Aadun, urged ABUAD students to be innovative in thinking, describing creativity as the ‘greatest asset that can stand them out under this suffocating economy’.