A US based business tycoon and former All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Aspirant, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar Lajada has recently launched a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) called Lajada Foundation.
The former Presidential Aspirant said his inspiration came from the enormous challenges been faced by vulnerable Nigerians. He expressed further that, Nigerians need urgent aid to help mitigate the effects of the post COVID-19 pandemic on the economy in recent times. He said;
“Lajada foundation is a charity, Humanitarian, non-profit and non-governmental organization. It’s Moto is “inspiring lives” and it’s special purpose is to contribute positively to human capital development.”
The foundation is currently set to undertake a necessary Nationwide grassroot Voter Education tour to the 36 States in the six geopolitical zones.
A member of the foundation’s media team hinted newsway that the tour has become very important for the following reasons:
- To eradicate Voter’s apathy in the country.
- To educate the Voters on the right leadership quality.
- To eradicate election violence in the country.
- To mitigate vote buying.
- To conscientize Nigerians on the forthcoming elections.
- To enlighten Nigerian youths on participating in electoral processes.
The foundation will also be involved in numerous charity activities across the country. Furthermore, he said, we beseech Nigerians to indulge in their developmental project.
In case you are not aware
Ibrahim Lajada, is a man of prestige and importance, he was born on August 4, 1983 in Biu LGA of Borno State, He attended Barki Primary school, Biu, where he obtained his first school leaving certificate in 1996 and High school where he obtained the WASSCE Certificate in 2002.
He then proceeded to the University of Maiduguri, where he obtained Diploma in Public Administration. But his quest for knowledge took him to the US, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in International Business, and a Masters in Political Economics, before settling down to build his business empire.
Ibrahim Lajada was noted for his academic excellence and placed with the responsibility to serve as the class captain from his preliminary days to his final day in elementary school. Despite his young age, Leadership has always been his greatest strength and attribute, this providence placed in his able and willing hands early enough; a duty he carries out with diligence, humility, enthusiasm and tenacity prompting him to take a shot at the highest office in the land to effect change in the polity.
His political relentlessness sprung up with the rise and challenging economy, and has since been up bound. His love for justice and a peaceful coexistence is his greatest driving force.[irp posts=”184″ ]
According to him, making economic progress depends on value addition, which is the primary goal of an entrepreneur. His stint as an Entrepreneur can also add value by creating jobs. It is a very simple process. The more jobs are created, the more value is added and vice versa. Entrepreneurship is by far the most effective method to enable people to earn more, and in turn they will consume more and become participating members of the economy.
All humans desire freedom and the right to determine their destiny as individuals or collectively, and in order to do so, we need the opportunity to rise above poverty. This is what Lajada presidency will give Nigerian through an alternative path. The alternative path is economic stabilization and a credible leadership.
LAJADA is not seeking to be famous or seeking political office to dip his hands in the national coffers. God has already blessed him and he is living well in Saint Louis Missouri, United States of America with his beautiful wife and children and he is running his business empire.
But it is his love for his country, a nation that has become a laughing stock among other nations because of economic mismanagement. Nigeria is a nation of paradox. A nation with human and natural resources that should be competing at the same level with developed nations yet crying for hands out from those nations.
That is what Ibrahim Lajada cannot stand, that is why he is peeved, that Nigeria the nation of his birth with such enormous, unimaginable resources has its people wallowing is excruciating poverty and squalor because of bad leadership.
His dream is a future where there is a reasonable striking balance between the rich and not so rich, where Nigeria’s greatest problems; tribalism and religion chauvinism is wiped out or reduced to the barest minimal ever recorded in the history of Nigeria, where there is accurate census and even distribution of resources, where there is a peaceful coexistence and the stereotypical belief of diﬀerence amongst the geopolitical zone doesn’t exist, where people’s voices are heard, where youths are indeed leaders of tomorrow and are treated as such and where everyone would rather invest in Nigeria than take the growth and development opportunities abroad.
The Lajada Foundation is poised to be responsible for many technology driven activities that support educational development in Nigeria. A new project “ANYWORK247.NG” initiative which targets young and skillful persons between the ages of 18 and 45 ensuring that they are fully engaged by using their skill to pay their bills in computer programming, software development, graphic designing, hardware assembling etc.
The foundation shall also initiate a project of engaging young and aspiring entrepreneurs to give them the necessary exposure and training to reach their entrepreneurial goals and aspirations.