The Odua Investment Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Odu’a Investment Company Limited, has taken a significant step in transforming education in Nigeria with the official launch of its Digital Education for Innovation and Economic Development project. This groundbreaking initiative was unveiled in Lagos on Tuesday, representing a pivotal moment for digital education in the Southwestern region of Nigeria.
Within the framework of the DEFINED portfolio, the foundation introduced the Byte Busters Coding Clubs, specifically designed for secondary school students. These clubs are slated to operate across all 137 local government areas in the Southwestern region, equipping young minds with vital coding skills.
Odu’a Investment Company Limited is a conglomerate jointly owned by the six Southwestern states – Oyo, Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Lagos. Speaking at the launch, the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Foundation, Dr. Olatokunbo Awolowo Dosumu, emphasized the foundation’s commitment to ushering in a new era of progress and development in the Southwestern states and the nation at large. Dr. Dosumu highlighted that through digital education, the foundation is not only empowering the youth but also laying the groundwork for a future where innovation and economic growth work hand in hand.
During the event, various governors including Engr. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, and Abiodun Oyebanji of Ekiti, commended the foundation’s vision to revolutionize digital education and innovation in the Southwestern region. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State acknowledged the foundation’s efforts, particularly praising the Byte Busters Coding Clubs for imparting essential digital skills to students. He applauded the initiative for preparing youths from diverse backgrounds for the digital future, aligning with Lagos State’s vision of evolving into a smart city.