Ibeju Lekki Chairman Applauds Milestone Graduation of STEM Pioneers in Collaborative Triumph

In a forward-looking move, Hon. (Engr.) Abdullahi Sesan Olowa, the esteemed Chairman of Ibeju Lekki Local Government, on Friday, November 24, 2023, graced the graduation ceremony of the pioneering Elevate STEM program. The initiative, a strategic collaboration between Pan Atlantic University (PAU), LASRIC (Lagos State Research and Innovation Council), and the Ibeju Lekki Local Government, aims to secure the future of Ibeju-Lekki youth amidst the region’s burgeoning industrial landscape.

Hon. Sesan Olowa

During the ceremony, Chairman Olowa lauded the graduates for their commitment and hard work, underscoring the program’s role in fostering practical skills and knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Recognizing the program’s impact, he expressed pride in the graduates’ accomplishments and stressed the importance of STEM education in navigating the modern world.

The Elevate STEM program, facilitated by collaboration with Pan Atlantic University and support from the local government, stands as a testament to proactive measures taken to empower the youth of Ibeju Lekki. Chairman Olowa emphasized the critical role of this partnership in driving local community development, asserting the necessity of investing in education to equip students for success in today’s dynamic landscape.

Chairman Olowa, in an interview with Kakalistiq.com extended gratitude to Pan Atlantic University, LASRIC, and all stakeholders involved, applauding their dedication to the Elevate STEM program. He urged them to persist in their efforts to promote education and innovation in Ibeju Lekki.

“I am immensely grateful for the collaborative efforts of our esteemed partners, participants, and all contributors to the success of the Elevate STEM program in Ibeju Lekki. This initiative stands as a testament to the power of collective action to drive regional development. Our partners, including Pan Atlantic University and LASRIC, have played a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape for our youth.

“The significance of acknowledging their contributions lies in recognizing the synergy that fuels progress. By fostering collaboration between educational institutions, research bodies, and local government, we’ve created a platform that empowers our youth with skills essential for the evolving world.

“Commending the participants is equally important, as their dedication and hard work have been the driving force behind the success of the program. They are the future innovators, and their achievements today mark a step towards a brighter, more technologically advanced future for Ibeju Lekki.

“I extend my gratitude to everyone who has been part of this journey. Their commitment to education and innovation resonates with our vision for a thriving community. Together, we are not just shaping minds; we are shaping the future of Ibeju Lekki,” he retorted.

The graduation ceremony marked a historic milestone, signifying the successful completion of the inaugural batch of students in the Elevate STEM program. Chairman Olowa concluded his address by congratulating the graduates and encouraging them to leverage their newfound knowledge for positive impacts in their respective fields.

Under the leadership of Hon. (Engr.) Abdullahi Sesan Olowa, the Ibeju Lekki Local Government maintains a steadfast commitment to supporting educational initiatives that empower the youth and contribute to the community’s overall development.


Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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