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Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by Nobody: 4:03pm On Jan 15, 2018
From: WOLE BALOGUN, Ado-Ekiti

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has applauded Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) for reducing unemployment in the state through the establishment of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) and investing in agriculture.

Governor Fayose noted that ABUAD was the second largest employer of labour in Ekiti after the state government, saying that through ABUAD, so many small and medium scale businesses had sprang up in the state capital.

The governor stated this while declaring open the edition of the Afe Babalola Agricultural Expo open at the campus of the institution, on Wednesday. He was represented by his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola.

Governor Fayose urged other citizens of the state to emulate the legal icon by initiating programmes in the area of Agriculture, and social services to benefit the people of the state.

In his address at the occasion, Chief Babalola urged the state government to include rice as on of the areas to be given priorities noting that the Federal Government has pledged to donate a rice processing mill to ABUAD.

He said that the even if the Federal Government reneged on its promise, the University would buy the mill, adding that rice produce in the state, through the assistance of the state government, could be processed at ABUAD.

In his key note lecture titled, “Food sufficiency, a Myth or Really”, the Chief Executive Officer of Chocharis Motor, Dr. Cosmas Maduka, said that every Nigerian must take another look at farming.

He said that farming is the only way out of the economic crisis facing the nation saying, “If you eat today, you better thank the farmer.”

Maduka urged the Federal Government to provide the enabling environment for agricultural endeavours, while urging the people to go back to farming.

According to Maduka, “I dream of Nigeria that poverty shall be no more, prosperity would be in abundance, of sound security, where my son’s and daughters proudly displaying their international passports and where great technological development is in abundance.

“We are blessed with great opportunities in agriculture. There is opportunity for everybody to become anything he wants in this country.”

Maduka, however, urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to reduce interest rates to 2 percent and elongate payment of agric loans to 10 years.

https://educationexplorersite./2018/01/15/afe-babalola-university-is-ekitis-second-largest-employer-of-labour-fayose/

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by SpoiltVirgin: 5:39pm On Jan 15, 2018
More private universities, more jobs for Nigerians.

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by Nobody: 6:11pm On Jan 15, 2018
CU I learnt has 2000 full time staff-this is apart from those who come to their campus to sell and participate in other economic activities. ABUAD is about the same size as CU with a Mega Teaching Hospital, Industrial park and Textile mill so they should have thousands of workers too.

However having a university as the second highest employer of labour is also indication that the state isn't very industrial. A university can't take this kind of lead position in Employability in Lagos, Ogun or Rivers.

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by Nobody: 6:16pm On Jan 15, 2018
Another good side to this is that private universities bring together a whole group of economically powered individuals who can uplift a community's economic status with their spending capacity. SMEs in communities around private universities should see sales boost.

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by Nobody: 6:30pm On Jan 15, 2018
SpoiltVirgin:
More private universities, more jobs for Nigerians.
Exactly that's more jobs, especially for people interested in academics.

The federal universities are already saturated with workers whose wage bill are nearing 1 billion/month for most FG Unis. New Departments are rarely created these days so most senior academics would have to retire for new ones to come in.

On the other hand more private universities keep coming-meaning many would transfer out of public Unis freeing space for newer recruitment in those Unis. Privates call for additional employment. Privates request for per time staff which would drive up the pay of senior academics. All that at no cost to Govt! I think it's OK afterall even the US and India could manage 5200 and 8000 higher institutions.

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by elitejosef: 7:26pm On Jan 15, 2018
Hh
Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by ignis: 7:27pm On Jan 15, 2018
Why celebrate mediocrity?

God forbid.
Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by chromezone(m): 7:27pm On Jan 15, 2018
Vxb
Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by Mrphylor09: 7:28pm On Jan 15, 2018
Ok
Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by DollarAngel(m): 7:29pm On Jan 15, 2018
Your Excellency, how many job opportunities have you created since you resumed Office?

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by castrol180(m): 7:30pm On Jan 15, 2018
May God almighty bless Afe Babalola for us...I am a lecturer in the making

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by pauljumbo: 7:31pm On Jan 15, 2018
Bishop oyedepo University is bigger than this university
You can imagine the number of people he would have employed.

Yet some people only focus on tithe without the impact this men of God are bringing to the society.

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by Ratello: 7:33pm On Jan 15, 2018
No statistics given anyway kudos to Afe Babalola University on this feat it is worthy of emulation.

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by cosby02(m): 7:33pm On Jan 15, 2018
Remember there is Federal University of Oye, Ekiti State University, federal poly Ado Ekiti. Politicians and lies sha.
Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by GavelSlam: 7:34pm On Jan 15, 2018
Nonsense.

A university should never be amongst the highest employer of labour in a state.

It should be a conduit for employable individuals, should be the bedrock upon which industries are sited.

Fayose please leave that state quickly.

All you've managed to do is reduce the expectations , dreams and aspiration of the good people of Ekiti.

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by chiedu7: 7:36pm On Jan 15, 2018
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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by Nobody: 7:37pm On Jan 15, 2018
Very true

The teaching hospital alone has employed hundreds already. Its one of the major things Ekiti has going for itself. Its a shame that its privately owned.

The governor prefers cheap displays of fake love for the masses. Cutting pomo, riding okada, etc.

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by Pavore9: 7:38pm On Jan 15, 2018
pauljumbo:
Bishop oyedepo University is bigger than this university
You can imagine the number of people he would have employed.

Yet some people only focus on tithe without the impact this men of God are bringing to the society.


Many are now focusing on tithing because sadly tithing has become central in the teachings of many assemblies.
Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by ApexProgrammer: 7:38pm On Jan 15, 2018
Nice one
Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by seunny4lif(m): 7:41pm On Jan 15, 2018
Statsocial:

Exactly that's more jobs, especially for people interested in academics.

The federal universities are already saturated with workers whose wage bill are nearing 1 billion/month for most FG Unis. New Departments are rarely created these days so most senior academics would have to retire for new ones to come in.

On the other hand more private universities keep coming-meaning many would transfer out of public Unis freeing space for newer recruitment in those Unis. Privates call for additional employment. Privates request for per time staff which would drive up the pay of senior academics. All that at no cost to Govt! I think it's OK afterall even the US and India could manage 5200 and 8000 higher institutions.
At least US dey pay school fees.
What about Germany, Finland and Austria that are not paying at all ko?
Nigeria has money more than all those countries but the corruption is too much and worst.
Infact Corruption is Nigeria second name.
Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by Nobody: 7:45pm On Jan 15, 2018
As good as it sounds, it is heart breaking.

Assuming ABUAD employees 2000 -which I

doubt it up to-- [let's say 500 academic, 1500non

academic] and it graduates 500 students every

academic year, where would a huge number of it

graduates be employed?

Nigeria needs to be restructured so it 'human

capital' would be successfully utilized.

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by udemzyudex(m): 7:45pm On Jan 15, 2018
Mirand606:
CU I learnt has 2000 full time staff-this is apart from those who come to their campus to sell and participate in other economic activities. ABUAD is about the same size as CU with a Mega Teaching Hospital, Industrial park and Textile mill so they should have thousands of workers too.

However having a university as the second highest employer of labour is also indication that the state isn't very industrial. A university can't take this kind of lead position in Employability in Lagos, Ogun or Rivers.

It doesn't matter whether it's a university or not, the important thing is that the school is employing workers and paying their salary or are they not making profit? What's the essence of opening it if not to make profit by rendering a service, same thing applies to other businesses.
Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by Ayoemrys(m): 7:55pm On Jan 15, 2018
cosby02:
Remember there is Federal University of Oye, Ekiti State University, federal poly Ado Ekiti. Politicians and lies sha.
Oga Its Not Lies, U Cant Compare ABUAD with those u mention, hes not only emplying academic staff ,he employ many peaple in d agricultural sector

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by engineerboat(m): 8:03pm On Jan 15, 2018
cosby02:
Remember there is Federal University of Oye, Ekiti State University, federal poly Ado Ekiti. Politicians and lies sha.


Did yiu just want to talk.

What Afe Babalola University has all the Universities put together did not have the half.

Federal poly is directly opposite ABUAD

Just pay a visit their.

The difference is very clear

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by engineerboat(m): 8:04pm On Jan 15, 2018
givan:
As good as it sounds, it is heart breaking.

Assuming ABUAD employees 2000 -which I

doubt it up to-- [let's say 500 academic, 1500non

academic] and it graduates 500 students every

academic year, where would a huge number of it

graduates be employed?

Nigeria needs to be restructured so it 'human

capital' would be successfully utilized.

ABUAD is setting up SME for those who are willing
Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by ultron12345: 8:13pm On Jan 15, 2018
seunny4lif:

At least US dey pay school fees.
What about Germany, Finland and Austria that are not paying at all ko?
Nigeria has money more than all those countries but the corruption is too much and worst.
Infact Corruption is Nigeria second name.
Germany, Finland and Austria pay very high taxes......if the tax rates in those countries are implemented in Nigeria, pple like u will b the first to start insulting the government, saying they want to suffer the common man

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by Ophilabraham: 8:17pm On Jan 15, 2018
I do not read it, but that naija 4 u.
Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by Danladi7: 8:26pm On Jan 15, 2018
These CU students are suffering from serious inferiority complex.Shouting CU up and down.Even in a thread that has nothing to do with convenant university
Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by jammer777: 8:29pm On Jan 15, 2018
@Op, over 130 staff just got laid off in ABUAD recently, all to cut cost. Nonetheless, Aare Afe has tried his own quota to Humanity.
Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by jammer777: 8:33pm On Jan 15, 2018
Danladi7:
These CU students are suffering from serious inferiority complex.Shouting CU up and down.Even in a thread that has nothing to do with convenant university

U call that i-complex? I think u're the one intimidated. When u see such posts, just ignore and free urself of the self induced hatred.

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by seunny4lif(m): 8:36pm On Jan 15, 2018
ultron12345:
Germany, Finland and Austria pay very high taxes......if the tax rates in those countries are implemented in Nigeria, pple like u will b the first to start insulting the government, saying they want to suffer the common man
Same why we pay taxes in Nigeria
Nigerians are paying taxes.
We pay taxes in diff forms
We citizens produce our own light and water.
Wish tax again?

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Re: Afe Babalola University Is Ekiti's Second Largest Employer Of Labour - Fayose by ultron12345: 8:43pm On Jan 15, 2018
seunny4lif:

Same why we pay taxes in Nigeria
Nigerians are paying taxes.
We pay taxes in diff forms
We citizens produce our own light and water.
Wish tax again?
how much tax do you pay?......compare the tax to GDP ratio of Nigeria to other countries and you will see Nigeria is almost taxless........at least the little taxes paid by nigerians are been used to subsidize healthcare and education

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