The First Lady of Kwara State Her Excellency Amb. (Dr) Olufolake AbdulRazaq has been announced as Teacher for the March edition of Raise life class, a statement revealed on Friday.
The programme is slated for March 20th, 2022.
Raise, a monthly life class on career, leadership, and entrepreneurship held by a high-achiever with young impact makers in the state, is an initiative of Hon. Ibraheem Abdullateef, Kwara Central representative in the 5th Assembly of Nigerian Youth Parliament (NYP).
Amb. AbdulRazaq, apart from being the Mother of the state, is an accomplished diplomat and outstanding woman of Ruby who has shattered a lot of glass ceilings.
She was the former Minister/Head, Consular Education and Welfare Section, Nigeria High Commission, London, and Director, Economic Consular and Legal Department, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria.
She has since risen to be appointed Ambassador in Situ by the President in Council, conveyed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“Given her rich profile and remarkable trajectory, the organizers of Raise consider Her Excellency Amb. Olufolake AbdulRazaq most fitting teacher for the month. We are very much convinced that young men and women will learn tremendously from her success story in career and leadership, which will no doubt impact their lives posthe itively, thereby help in grooming better and more responsible young people in our society,” Ibraheem Abdullateef who is convener of the project stated.
The Kwara’s First Lady is interestingly the first female teacher for the life class which has previously featured two sessions with prominent male personalities from January.
Abdullateef, an alumnus of US-based African Liberty, added that the quality of teachers invited for the project represents the standard and seriousness attached to it. He expressed the readiness of the organising team to continue raising the bar.
“We have found out from our observation that there is a wide disconnect between the older generation of accomplished citizens and the younger generation of starters. With Raise, we believe we are creating a platform to bridge that gap and eliminate the disconnect. We want young people to have direct, no-holds-barred access and conversation with these great personalities, taking lessons and looking up to the right people as role models,” he said.