By Charles Akinbode
A chartered accountant and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kronikla and Associates, Mr. Akin Fatunke, has challenged the government at all levels to provide necessary support for processes of wealth creation.
Speaking at the 2021 Bursary Week of the Redeemer’s University, Ede in Osun State with the theme “Touching Lives For Self Sustainability,” on Tuesday, Fatunke described the governments as major providers of financial wealth, both in terms of government debts and issuance of currency.
He advised that vibrant laws and investment on infrastructure could be veritable tools for taking the national economy out of the woods.
Fatunke, also a communication consultant, who spoke to the topic: “Wealth Creation And Sustainability in the Face of Current Economic Realities,” said good legislation and infrastructural investment are drivers of sound economy.
He stressed the need for enterprising culture and value-added process for promotion of social changes
He said: “We need to inculcate an ideology that is based on individual’s need to create and transform innovative desires.
“We should also note that sensitisation of citizens’ rights and privileges becomes sacrosanct in order to channel such zeal into wealth creations.
“You have rights to access your minds and use such for creative innovation. We also need to tap into the genius of others, assemble, canvas opinion, promote human participation and developments.”
Sharing his professional experience with students, Fatunke further stressed the need for skill developments to enable young entrepreneurs prepare their minds, thereby creating an enabling environment for wealth creation.
He appealed to students to tap into the lecture,.which according to him, would be beneficial to them after graduation.
Earlier, the university Vice Chancellor, Prof. Anthony Akinlo, who commended the public speaker for the lecture, said, no doubt, it would serve good purposes for the participants.
The VC maintained that wealth creation is necessary for development and other expansion of the nation’s economy, adding that the Redeemer University would continue to support innovations and ideologies that can solve critical challenges facing the county.
He also praised the staff of the institution’s Bursary Department for the third edition of the Bursary Week, advising them to put in more efforts to take the university to greater heights.
The University Bursar, Mrs. M.O. Olutayo-David, said theme of the Bursary Week is apt in view of the global economic impact of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the challenging future facing Nigeria.
Olutayo-David said it was important that individuals and corporate organizations plan for the future and strategize on survival, growth and sustainability.