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eRACER V1 – Electric Racing Car: A prototype of the future modes of transport

eRACER V1 – Electric Racing Car: A prototype of the future modes of transport

 

Objectives: Blazing a trail for a technology shift in the conventional transportation systems in an attempt to mitigate the recent climate change (extremely hot weather) in Nigeria, the type that may have resulted from the possible effects of global warming, due to the recurring emissions of CO2 from various fossil fuel internal combustion engines. Hence, a necessity to invent an eco-friendly modes of transportation – such as the different models of electric vehicles.

THE PROBLEMS AT HAND: Apart from other forms of environmental pollutions and breathing-related health issues being caused by the by-products emissions of petrol/diesel-driven engines, several research hypotheses also confirm that CO2 also affects the level of atmospheric precipitations, thereby forming acidic rain. This can affect the full-flowering of various agricultural practices and other aquatic lives (overpopulated regions and highly industrialized areas are mostly affected in this regard, due to massive CO2 emissions from power plants, Fossil fuel I.C.E. vehicles and other power Generators).

 

ACTUALIZING THE 13th GOAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS’ 17 SDGs: While analyzing the actualization of the previous MDGs – Millennium Development Goals, several reports depict that Sub-Sahara African Countries and South-Asian Countries are the under-achievers among other Nations. However, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are here again – strategized by the United Nations, in an attempt to make the world a better place to live in – today and in the subsequent decades. “Climate Action” is the 13th Goal of the 17 SDGs of the United Nations. In an attempt to combat global warming, some nations are already making actionable moves, whereas, most African Nations are redundant by not considering the futuristic consequences of their actions and inactions of different climate exploits. This is another wakeup call for all!

 

So Far, So Good: In an attempt to actualize the global climate goal by collectively infinitesimalizing the effects of global warming, several countries/cities around the world are currently experimenting and implementing policies/methods on how to actualize a clean air by banning the sales and importations of fossil fuel-driven vehicles within the next few years/decades – in an attempt to achieve the 13th SDGs of the United Nations. Pragmatically, as reported by the Reuters: “In Norway, 52% of new car sales were electric in 2017” while the country is already making moves to ban the sales of petrol/diesel-driven I.C.E. cars in the next 6 years (2025). “By 2030, Israel will be banning the importation of I.C.E. vehicles – while only electric cars and the hybrid ones driven by natural gas will be allowed”. GZ also reported that: “Rome (Italy) will be banning diesel vehicles from the city centre by 2024, while Athens, Paris, Madrid, Mexico City will be banning the use of all diesel vehicles by 2025, Brussels (Belgian Capital) by 2030”. “In France, there shall be no sales of petrol/diesel vehicles by 2030”. Alongside, some States in the US, Germany, India, Taiwan, China, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Ireland are already developing a long-term plan to actualize a clean air by phasing out the conventional fossil fuel I.C.E. vehicles.

 

WAKING UP THE SLEEPING GIANTS: To aggravate the situation of the recurring global warming, culturally, African Nations have been the dumping ground for Tokunbo/used-cars which are more susceptible to CO2 emissions, while the inveterate use of petrol/diesel powered generators also contributed to other wailing environmental pollutions. It is very wrong for a country to import/use a diesel powered locomotive train in this cyber age L – considering its severe environmental pollution challenges. Most African countries that are majorly influenced by the global warming effects are not strategizing long-term plans on how to actualize zero-emission transportation systems within the next few decades. If I may ask! Are we going to become slaves to civilization once again? For how long shall we continue to import more than we export? In an attempt to strike a trade balance in the global market, African Nations (most especially Nigeria) must have more exportations than the incessant importations. That is the true meaning of gaining independence!

 

Recommendations: At this point, there should be bills and motions in the Nigerian National Assembly, structured towards experimenting and implementing some environmental laws in Nigeria – with the target to actualize a clean air in the next few years/decades. The only ACTION PLAN to accomplish this goal is to engage some dedicated Nigerian Scientists, Engineers, Technologists and other Foreign Research and Development Consultants on the global-moving-waves of technology shift in transportation systems – inventing an eco-friendly transport mode, such as electric vehicles and other hybrid cars that are driven by natural gas. The point remains the same, paradoxically; “In this side of the world, those who have ideas are not in power, while those in power have no ideas”. However, the right time to change the narratives is NOW!

 

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE Electric vehicles: The developmental index of a Country can also be measured by her level of Research and Development of various scientific, technological and engineering inventions. Practically, when it comes to the schematics of electric vehicles, either the ones driven with AC motors or DC motors, there are still a lot of milestones to be reached in terms of service performance. For instance, the regenerative braking systems being deployed to auto-recharge EV batteries through its forward momentum can be upgraded, so that an electric vehicle can always recharge itself more efficiently. Also, for the case of electric cars driven with DC motors, a sturdy magnet that can produce more RPM/Torque for faster EV engines can be invented in this side of the world. These are the areas and many other ones that can be exploited in this course.

 

INTRODUCING THE eRACER – V1:  The Electric Racing Car (eRACER V1) was modeled with an AutoCAD Application (2010 Version) in an attempt to invent a new genre of racing sport with faster EVs, while other replica models can be used as the conventional zero-emission trains, vehicles, sky-birds, trams and others – in order foster an appropriate climate action in Nigeria and other parts of the world, while also contributing to the actualization of the 13th goal of the 17 SDGs. The optimum target is to engage in R&D to invent a faster/turbo-like EV engines which can simultaneously recharge its battery as we pedal to the metal, alongside supplementing the existing battery-recharge system (regenerative braking) derived from the forward momentum of the motor.

 

CONCLUSION: As I have always canvassed for in my previous writings and during prior public interviews, it is high time for the Nigerian Government to partner with other private players in order to establish a National ICT Industrial Park in the 6 Geo-Political Zones of Nigeria. The action plan is to engage in the research and development of certain timely products (hybrid cars that use natural gas and other types of electric mode of transports,  alternative source of cheaper/readily available/affordable energy for the generation of electricity) while the end goal is to blaze a trail for an industrialized/export-led economy among other dividends such as generating employment opportunities, actualizing a human-friendly nation, combating global warming and improved standard of living.

Most of all, no matter the amount of deposits of fossil fuels in Nigeria, research already confirms that such precious mineral resources will finish one day. If I may ask! What shall we fall back to – as a viable means of transportation? In the next few decades, how shall we sustain as a Nation in terms of a supplemented source of power generation? In reference to one of my epic quotes: “if you fail to prepare something for the time, whenever the time comes, it will prepare anything for you”.

Thanks.

Jawolusi Oluwaseun Solomon

(A Mechanical Engineer, an Information Technologist, a Policy Analyst and an Author)

Fayemi Asks Eleka To Join In Efforts To Take Ekiti To Next Level Of Development

PRESS RELEASE

FAYEMI DEDICATES VICTORY TO EKITI PEOPLE

…..Urges PDP candidate to join in efforts to take Ekiti to next level of development

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has declared that Monday’s judgement of the Ekiti State Election Tribunal affirming his election as the validly elected Governor of the State is a re- affirmation of the wishes of the vast majority of Ekiti people.

Governor Fayemi who hailed the judgement as another proof that the wishes of the people will always prevail, said he is forever grateful to Ekiti people for electing him as governor for a second term and by standing by his government.

” It is a victory for all Ekiti people. This is democracy at work. This is a reflection of the wishes of our people and i dedicate the victory to our people” said Fayemi in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary. Mr Yinka Oyebode.

The Governor also urged his main challenger, the PDP candidate, Prof Olusola Eleka, to join hands with him and the rest of Ekitis in taking the State to the next level of development and prosperity.

“It is a great day for democracy. And the judiciary has proven again that it is the last hope of the common man.

“We shall now continue with the task of rebuilding our state and restoring the core values of our people without any iota of distraction” he said.

Dr Fayemi also urged his supporters to be magnanimous in victory and celebrate in moderation, saying that he remains the Governor of all Ekitis regardless of party affiliation.

“It is a victory for all of us and together we shall restore the state’s lost glory.

” Our desire is to bring back peace, progress and prosperity to Ekiti State. The journey has just begun.

” I call on the PDP candidate, Prof Olusola Kolapo, who is an illustrious son of the state, to join us in the efforts to take the State to the next level of development and prosperity” , the statement added.

signed
Yinka Oyebode
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor

Video: https://youtu.be/lY3ejwUpWNc

FOREWORD OF THE NEW EKITI DREAM

30 YEARS SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND THE LABOUR ROOM EXPERIENCES.

Sometime in October, 2017, I was invited as a guest speaker in the Labour Room National Development Reality TV Show. I eventually met the Author of this book during the course of my presentation, well-seated beside me as the Spokesperson of the 37 Youths’ Ambassadors who represented each Nigerian State for the 60 days TV Project.

Spending several decades in the active public service to the Nation, I was opportune to visit more than seventeen countries, including USA, UK, France, Hong Kong, Australia and South Korea, among others for different professional engagements. I need to note that some countries (developing and developed) already know their destinations in the next twenty years or thereafter. Their present leaders and the subsequent ones coming into different offices already have a duty to adhere to the actualization of an established long-term developmental blueprint with a set of well-defined targets that must be carefully achieved by them within a speculated time frame.

In fact, advanced nations are sustainably built with such an attitudinal responsibility; by consistently implementing a range of effective legislative and policy tools while internal challenges are being eradicated. Sequel to this fact, for Nigeria to become a great achiever in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the government and the people must be willing to embrace some attitudinal changes. In my own perspective, a paradigm shift towards improving future activities is the true meaning of development.

Having read through this book, I can rightly point out that the quest to invent a viable approach to stimulate a sustainable development agenda in Nigeria is such a timely task, worthy to be embarked upon by patriotic citizens. As a Political Scientist, a Lawyer and an experienced Police Officer that transcends the length and breadth of Nigerian landscape, I have found out that the structural variations of all the States in Nigeria often make it unrealizable to have a single workable national-centric long-term development plan. Hence, a need for visionary citizens to proffer a workable socio-economic development blueprint for each State in Nigeria with respect to their distinct peculiarity and challenges, while also placing some pivotal sectors on the developmental scale of preference. Additionally, our duty as State-builders is to creatively invent a practicable concept of democratic fair-dealing for a sustainable development. In the first chapter of this book, the Author who represented Ekiti State in the First National Development Reality TV Show in Africa have taken the responsibility of writing this state-centric long-term socio-economic development plan for his State. I can rightly confirm that the goal of this policy book is targeted at replicating some of the foundational strategies that helped in facilitating the drastic economic success of some advanced countries, taking the Asian Tigers into consideration.

Furthermore, as we all know, Ekiti State is well-endowed with different unexploited natural and mineral resources, agrarian lands for the large-scale cultivation of food and cash crops, vast intellectual resource capacity with respect to the academic excellence of the people in Education and so many others. However, with respect to the present developmental phase of the State, there is still a glaring need to kindle for an industrialized global economy in order to meet up with the national target. Pragmatically, the high level of educational attainment in Ekiti State must be translated into physical development. The foundational step towards the actualization of this goal is by inventing, planning, experimenting and implementing a sustainable socioeconomic policy with the action-plan to actualize the long-awaited highly-industrialized and diversified economic structure in the State.

This book systemically positions the sector that needs maximum interventional attention on the scale of preference, while also itemizing the strategies for the protectionism of this long term agenda against any interfering interest, providing a feasible approach to privatization of some state-owned establishments, with an understandable stratagem on the development of higher-valued-added industries in Ekiti State. The Author further placed maximum attention on the pressing need for Ekiti State to maintain a position of economic necessity in the South-Western Nigeria, by formulating competitive health-based services needed to guard against the recurring issues of brain-drain in the health sector, inventing industrial-based products, instrumentalizing research-oriented educational services needed for technology transfer and analyzing the phenomenon of cooperative farming to yield large-scale agro-export products needed to strike trade balance, in an attempt to meet up with the citizenry demands, while also conserving the much needed foreign exchange in Nigeria.

As clearly referenced in this enterprise, the shared Confucian culture of the Asian Tigers helped their drastic economic success few decades after gaining independence. Sequel to this fact, the influence of culture and tradition of the people cannot be unconsidered while having a futuristic developmental plan, most especially when replicating the model of the socio-economic framework of these advanced nations in other part of the world. The people must be ready to set aside their personal, ideological and economic benefits for the sake of actualizing the State Government’s well laid-down long-term goals that solely depends on the youths‟ active participation in the state-building project. Undoubtedly, the future well-being of the Nigerian economy solely depends on the practical contributions of the youths to the national advancement. The Government must also create a favourable environment to institute a viable macro-economic growth targets in investment. Most importantly, stress was laid on the need for the legitimacy of the State Government to be founded on the ideals of meeting the citizenry needs.

Furthermore, the chapter two of this book seems more entertaining than the previous. It contains the Chronicles of the Author’s 60 days experiences in the Labour Room Mansion while pushing to give birth to a Superior Nation. The section is loaded with pictorial references of the dignitaries, movers and shakers, celebrities and iconic personalities who visited the applauded Labour Room Governors for well-seasoning, for diversified orientations and for an adept exposures to different professional fields. This section is also accorded with the compendium of some of his successfully solved national assignments during course of the national development programme. I can rightly conclude that, if all these diverse ethnic nationalities in Nigeria can successfully coexist for such a long period of time with minimal internal challenges: It is therefore a practicable experimental model that all the tribes in Nigeria can peacefully coexist together to maximize the strength in their diversity for their national advancement, a crystal-clear indication of sanguinity for Nigeria.

The last chapter concentrates on the pre-show activities by the Author, fulfilling the criteria required to be qualified for this national assignment. Some of the pictorial representations in this section show the active participation of the Ekiti Youths in this state-building project, by taking responsibilities. The gesture is a praise-worthy one, an assurance of enormous optimism for the Ekiti future.

I congratulate Oluwaseun for successfully representing Ekiti State for such a timely national assignment in the Labour Room National Development TV programme organized by the Nigeria Rebirth Foundation. I give you kudos for birthing this judicious input to the modernism of Ekiti State and that of Nigeria at large. Going the extra-mile to have an online driven platform (www.NewEkitiDream.com) for the sustainability of this policy document clearly depicts your jingoistic crave for a better Nigeria. For being such an articulate Engineer with timely participation in social activities; you have undeniably proven yourself as a true heir of the Fountain of Knowledge.

To conclude, I hereby recommend this book for research-oriented educationists, potential investors and most of all, to be looked-into by the present and the subsequent Ekiti State Governments for the feasible experimentation and the implementation of some viable developmental ideas therein, while also recommending it particularly to the illustrious Sons and Daughters of Ekiti at home and in the Diaspora.

Ekiti a gbe a o!

Thank you.

AIG. Tunde Ogunsakin (RTD.) BA, LLB, BL, Acl, Arb. (UK),

BASHORUN OF IKERE KINGDOM,

IKERE EKITI,

EKITI STATE.

Something Like The Google Station: I Saw It Coming, Though I Didn’t Know When

Amazingly, “Nigeria is the fifth country to launch Google Station, following India, Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand”.

“Free-to-air internet service for Nigerians”.

Reportedly, Nigerians and ISPs at designated locations in Lagos, Kaduna, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Enugu and Abuja are the foundational beneficiaries of this timely project.

You know! Noah sounded like a fool until the endless rainfall…

Coincidentally, this developmental aspiration was enumerated in my recently launched the #NewEkitiDream Policy Book – Specifically on page 44 on printed version and also on page 44 on its PDF version.

Ekiti get ready, we need to build our own “work station” regardless of this initial exclusion on the list of the Google Station. The jingoistic stake-holders in Ekiti need to collaborate to actualize this dream. How to get the realization of this dream is well-enumerated in the NED book.

Fidel Castro have said it all: “A true man does not seek the path where advantage lies, but rather, the path where duty lies, and this is the only practical man, whose dream of today will be the law of tomorrow…”

If you know, you know! There are lots more thrilling concepts tailored towards the progressivism of the Nigerian economy to be explored and discovered in the NED Book.

Freely download the NED Policy Book and read more @ www.newekitidream.com/book.

Jawolusi Oluwaseun Solomon

 

 

#NewEkitiDream endorsed by Hon. E.J. Agbonayinma

Just yesterday, I was honoured with an African Union Agenda 2063 Ambassadorial Award at the Abuja Enterprise Agency, AEA, Entrepreneurial Complex, Jahi, FCT, Abuja sequel to my well-representation of Ekiti State for a developmental course and with respect to my evidential contributions to the actualization of the organizational goals of African Union – Economic, Social and Cultural Council – AU-ECOSOCC Nigeria.
 
Today, I decided to pay a courtesy visit to the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the Nigerian National Assembly where I foundationally got exposed to diverse socio-economic development activities during my compulsory one-year NYSC Service to the Nation.
 
I further took my time to visit the Lower Chamber of the Nigerian National Assembly where I was opportune to have an interactive session with Hon. E.J. Agbonayinma about Nigeria’s socio-economic development engagements while we also discussed about the present state of affairs of Nigeria.
He afterwards got an autographed copy of the New Ekiti Dream Book with a brief on its potential to stimulate a sustainable developmental agenda in Nigeria.
 
The New Ekiti Dream Book currently has more than 48k free downloads online, you can join this moving train by downloading the PDF version at www.newekitidream.com/book
 
Regards,
 
AMB. Jawolusi Oluwaseun Solomon

 

Video: Unveiling event of the NEW Ekiti Dream (Interview)

Being The Transcript Of The Welcome-Home Interview Of The Ekiti State Representative In The Labour Room National Development Reality TV Show, Graced With The Unveiling Of His Personal Development Project – “The New Ekiti Dream” At The Ekiti State Television – EkTV – 30th June, 2018.

Interviewer: All right now, we will take the interview segment with our guest who is already with us in the building. My own brother, Jawolusi Oluwaseun Solomon. Nice having you on the Show today. How is everything?

Seun: Fine.

Interviewer: uhhhmm! You were the Representative of Ekiti State in the Labour Room TV Reality Show…

Seun: Yes Sir

Interviewer: Of course you were here when the show wanted to kick-start, and of course, you told us some of the things you were going there to do, to actually represent Ekiti State in that Show, I thank God you are back, of course, let me quickly ask you, what was the experience like?

Seun: uhmm! Wonderful, amazing and transformational. That’s all I have to say for now.

Interviewer: What actually informed this name: “Labour Room”? Why Labour Room?

Seun: uhmm! Labour Room! From the name, like, structured on the ideals to give birth to a new Nation; to instrumentalize ideas and policies to foster the recreation of the Nigerian identity. So, hence, prompt to engage the youths – the pivotal citizens in some think-tank interactions, each from each Nigerian State, and uhmm, at the end of the day, I am so proud to give birth to a developmental idea: “The New Ekiti dream”. So, I went into the Labour Room for 60 days, to Labour, pushing to give birth to a new Nation – Nigeria, and uhmm, I’m back home! I’m happy to be back home with an idea that will foster an all-round transformation of my State and Nigeria at large.

Interviewer: That’s good! Now, let’s look at ehmmm! New Ekiti… of course!

Seun: The New Ekiti Dream!

Interviewer: You have the New Nigeria! Right?

Seun: Yea! The New Nigeria Dream!

Interviewer: Let’s talk about “The New Ekiti…”

Seun: umhhh! Okay, to start with, during the course of the TV Show, we were actually opportune to have several invited guests from all spheres of professions, you know; Dignitaries, Movers and Shakers, Captains of Industries and several reputable icons. Most importantly, The British High Commissioner to Nigeria visited us during the course of the Show. He made mention of something, that; “In the past three decades, specifically in the early 1970s, that, Nigeria and South Korea were at the same level, but today, this same South Korea is ahead of Nigeria in ever developmental capacity. And he also noted that, South Korea blazed a trail for an export-led economy. This revelation inspired me to look into certain underlying facts that fostered this socio-economic revolution of these Asian Tigers. Hence, I discovered that; one of the foundational steps toward development is to have a long-term socio-economic development plan in contrast to our recurring short-term blueprints that we often tag as manifestoes. Hence, a prompt to develop this 30 years socio-economic development plan for Ekiti State. It cuts across all sectors; placing the sector that needs maximum interventional attention on the scale of developmental preference. So, uhhmm, that’s how this New Ekiti Dream is being instrumentalized.

Interviewer: That’s good. So you were there for 60 days, that’s roughly two months,

Seun: Yea,

Interviewer: Now, uhmmm, while you were there, I am sure you actually represented Ekiti State, but, how well did you represent Ekiti State?

Seun: uhmmm! (Smiling)

Interviewer: By displaying our potentials, some of the things we have here in Ekiti State.

Seun: uhmmm! Okay, to start with, in this New Ekiti Dream book, it contains 30 years socio-economic development plan and some of my successfully solved National assignments. Take for instance, during the course of the Show, we were given a task, to personally develop a crisis management module for Nigeria. And, ummhh! The result is inside the book. And also, different debates on how to move our respective States forward. All these reports are in this documentary.

Interview: Okay

Seun: And not only that, you also asked… how well I represented Ekiti State. By the matter of fact, as we all know, Ekiti State has the smallest population in the South-Western Nigeria. We know that! But on the other way around, can you just believe that Ekiti State has the highest number of votes – 6 percent. Uhmm!

Interviewer: that’s good

Seun: And emmm! I think Ogun had 2%, oh! Sorry Oyo had 2%, Ogun had 1%, Osun nil, Ondo nil and Lagos earlier evicted.

Interviewer: So Ekiti State actually has the highest?

Seun: 6 % – highest; despite the fact that we have the smallest population in the South-Western Nigeria. So, how else can I make my State proud? That’s the true spirit of jingoism. That’s my philosophy – you will know what I mean by jingoism! I will explain that, maybe subsequently.

Interviewer: uhm! uhm! Okay! Now! Ahhh! that’s why you came up with this book right? The New Ekiti Dream…?

Seun: Yea! The New Ekiti Dream.

Interviewer: ahhh! Ahhh! What actually evolved this “The New Ekiti Dream”?

Seun: uhmm! As part of the criteria to meet up with the standard of this programme, each of the Representative was actually given this obligation to develop a personal development project for their respective States. So, this is my personal development project for Ekiti State; how to develop Ekiti State for the next 30 years – talking about all the pivotal sectors of the economy, placing them on a scale of preference with respect to the attention being needed. So, that’s how it was evolved…

Interviewer: ummh! Let’s look at the book itself – The New Ekiti Dream. Uhmm! How does it affect our economy as a State? Let’s look at it generally.

Seun: ummmh! As it is! As it is, I told you; in the nation-building process, the Government and the people both have crucial roles to play; while the Government creates favourable environment for investments and businesses to thrive through the times, the people must be ready to take responsibilities; embark on certain personal development projects, embark on some personal social responsibilities. So this book contains some of the viable ideas, policies and engagements in form of civic responsibilities that the people need to assume in order to foster the long-awaited all-round transformation of Ekiti State. So, that is what the book is all about. So, as it is, it’s not for sale, it’s free, free access, you know! So, I want the illustrious Sons and Daughters of Ekiti at home and in the Diaspora to have access to this written work, download it, read through it, and at the end of the day come back to display the true spirit of jingoism. What do I mean by true spirit of jingoism? Extreme patriotism, having true love for your State or for your country. And ehhmm! Research results have clearly shown that; successful Nations of the world today or successful States were developed by jingoistic men – men that have true love for their countries or for their States, men that made it outside and afterwards came back home to invest in their States to foster job creation, to foster all-round transformation, that’s how successful Nations and successful States were built. So, this book contains some ideas, some recommendations, and some strategies on how to develop Ekiti State for 30 years. I just want people to read through it. And by the matter of fact, I was in the Labour Room for 60 days, several invited guests came to speak to us, we had lots of professionals, all the experiences gained from them fostered the realization of this documentary – this book. So, I want the Ekiti people to pick it up for free, read through it and at the end of the day – come back home to come and foster the all-round development of the State as part of their responsibilities to the development of the Nation and the State.

Interviewer: uuhm! You just said that, it is free! Right?

Seun: yea, it’s free.
Interviewer: how can an ordinary man on the street, of course, get this book?

Seun: as it, as it, uhhm! It’s actually downloadable at www.NewEkitiDream.com . You know, I actually have an online platform in order to foster the sustainability of this project. You know! To enhance the long-termness, you know, a lot of activities will be going on, a lot of personal development projects that will be structured towards empowering the youths will be going on. Soon, I will start pushing some of the contents of my book – titled: “Empowering Youths with 30+ Lucrative ICT ideas”, I will be putting it on the site for free, for people to read through it, to start maximizing it for self-reliance. Also, you said; “how can common man in the street have access to it?” – while the online version is freely available for downloads, responsible, patriotic Ekiti Sons and Daughters can pick it up and say; “okay, I want to sponsor the production of 200 copies”, and afterwards distribute it to schools, distribute it to higher institutions for people to read through it and at the end of the day contribute to the development of their State.

Interviewer: So, as it is now, some people might need this hard copy, I want you to make it available – I don’t know what it will cost you anyway, but then try as much as possible, so that people… you know, not everybody… have access to the internet…

Seun: …are IT-oriented… I understand…
Interviewer: of course, so that people can easily lay their hands on this hard copy. Now, let’s quickly relate this to ahhh uhhmm… NOT TOO YOUNG TO… ofcourse…

Seun: NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN…

Interviwer: Okay! How can… can you actually link that? Is there any thin-line between them?

Seun: in my oft-recited maxim of National Development, I always say something, that; “the future of the Nigerian economy, the future of the well-being of the Nigerian all-round transformation depends on how pragmatic and how contributive the Nigerian youths are”. See, the youths need to take up certain responsibilities. I will not want to go into the details right now. (Smiling)

Interviewer: Okay, Now, are you telling us that Ekiti State will have some youths who can actually run and of course hold some elective positions?

Seun: uhhm! As it is! As it is! Basically, I will not want to talk about appointments right now because I have an ideology – Socio-Economic Development, Not Socio-Political Development, for now! So, this book is all about Socio-Economic Development – How to develop the social structure and the economic structure of Ekiti State. So that’s how it is.
Interviewer: Alright! Alright! Alright! The message is… of course… it is well-understood. Now, if I may ask you on a final note, this book as it is now, at the Labour Room, did you make it available there?

Seun: Definitely, I was in the Federal Capital Territory last week, Abuja, at the head office of the Nigeria Rebirth Foundation – I actually gave a copy to them, and by now I’m sure that ehhhmm… people will have access to freely download the soft copy online, so it is a free material – you know.. www.NewEkitiDream.com/book .

Interviewer: Okay. Let’s narrow it down to Ekiti State, how can you get this down to some the Stakeholders?

Seun: Definitely, I have some printed copies for some highly-rated Dignitaries, notable Dignitaries that are committed to the progressivism and the diversification of Ekiti State’s economy. So, this will definitely get to them. Definitely!

Interviewer: Alright! Okay! I hope your home-coming back to Ekiti State is going to be of benefit to us here, after the 60 days Labour Room experience?

Seun: Definitely, I will be embarking on certain personal development projects, you know, you said something, you earlier asked a question. Now, we need to start taking responsibilities. Now, while established organizations embark on corporate social responsibilities, let the Youths, let the patriotic citizens, jingoistic citizens embark on personal social responsibilities. So as part of my contributions to the development of my State and my Nation at large, I will be having certain empowerment programmes soon, they will be unveiled on the website and subsequently on other media platforms.

Interviewer: Alright, Mr. Oluwaseun – thank you so much for coming on the show today.

Seun: Thanks alot Sir.

Interviewer: And of course, I wish you a better future, so that people here in Ekiti State can actually benefit some of the things you have actually gained over there, in Ekiti State. I think it’s available for us, so that we too can actually gain from it and make our State a better place for us to live in. Thank you so much for coming once again.

Seun: Thank you Sir.

Interviewer: God bless you

Seun: Amen

Interviewer: Alright! the show continues, its weekend special.

Transcript of the Welcome-Home Interview and the Unveiling of the New Ekiti Dream

Being The Transcript Of The Welcome-Home Interview Of The Ekiti State Representative In The Labour Room National Development Reality TV Show, Graced With The Unveiling Of His Personal Development Project – “The New Ekiti Dream” At The Ekiti State Television – Ekiti – 30th June, 2018.

Interviewer: All right now, we will take the interview segment with our guest who is already with us in the building. My own brother, Jawolusi Oluwaseun Solomon. Nice having you on the Show today. How is everything?

Seun: Fine.

Interviewer: uhhhmm! You were the Representative of Ekiti State in the Labour Room TV Reality Show…

Seun: Yes Sir

Interviewer: Of course you were here when the show wanted to kick-start, and of course, you told us some of the things you were going there to do, to actually represent Ekiti State in that Show, I thank God you are back, of course, let me quickly ask you, what was the experience like?

Seun: uhmm! Wonderful, amazing and transformational. That’s all I have to say for now.

Interviewer: What actually informed this name: “Labour Room”? Why Labour Room?

Seun: uhmm! Labour Room! From the name, like, structured on the ideals to give birth to a new Nation; to instrumentalize ideas and policies to foster the recreation of the Nigerian identity. So, hence, prompt to engage the youths – the pivotal citizens in some think-tank interactions, each from each Nigerian State, and uhmm, at the end of the day, I am so proud to give birth to a developmental idea: “The New Ekiti dream”. So, I went into the Labour Room for 60 days, to Labour, pushing to give birth to a new Nation – Nigeria, and uhmm, I’m back home! I’m happy to be back home with an idea that will foster an all-round transformation of my State and Nigeria at large.

Interviewer: That’s good! Now, let’s look at ehmmm! New Ekiti… of course!

Seun: The New Ekiti Dream!

Interviewer: You have the New Nigeria! Right?

Seun: Yea! The New Nigeria Dream!

Interviewer: Let’s talk about “The New Ekiti…”

Seun: umhhh! Okay, to start with, during the course of the TV Show, we were actually opportune to have several invited guests from all spheres of professions, you know; Dignitaries, Movers and Shakers, Captains of Industries and several reputable icons. Most importantly, The British High Commissioner to Nigeria visited us during the course of the Show. He made mention of something, that; “In the past three decades, specifically in the early 1970s, that, Nigeria and South Korea were at the same level, but today, this same South Korea is ahead of Nigeria in ever developmental capacity. And he also noted that, South Korea blazed a trail for an export-led economy. This revelation inspired me to look into certain underlying facts that fostered this socio-economic revolution of these Asian Tigers. Hence, I discovered that; one of the foundational steps toward development is to have a long-term socio-economic development plan in contrast to our recurring short-term blueprints that we often tag as manifestoes. Hence, a prompt to develop this 30 years socio-economic development plan for Ekiti State. It cuts across all sectors; placing the sector that needs maximum interventional attention on the scale of developmental preference. So, uhhmm, that’s how this New Ekiti Dream is being instrumentalized.

Interviewer: That’s good. So you were there for 60 days, that’s roughly two months,

Seun: Yea,

Interviewer: Now, uhmmm, while you were there, I am sure you actually represented Ekiti State, but, how well did you represent Ekiti State?

Seun: uhmmm! (Smiling)

Interviewer: By displaying our potentials, some of the things we have here in Ekiti State.

Seun: uhmmm! Okay, to start with, in this New Ekiti Dream book, it contains 30 years socio-economic development plan and some of my successfully solved National assignments. Take for instance, during the course of the Show, we were given a task, to personally develop a crisis management module for Nigeria. And, ummhh! The result is inside the book. And also, different debates on how to move our respective States forward. All these reports are in this documentary.

Interviewer: Okay

Seun: And not only that, you also asked… how well I represented Ekiti State. By the matter of fact, as we all know, Ekiti State has the smallest population in the South-Western Nigeria. We know that! But on the other way around, can you just believe that Ekiti State has the highest number of votes – 6 percent. Uhmm!

Interviewer: that’s good

Seun: And emmm! I think Ogun had 2%, oh! Sorry Oyo had 2%, Ogun had 1%, Osun nil, Ondo nil and Lagos earlier evicted.

Interviewer: So Ekiti State actually has the highest?

Seun: 6 % – highest; despite the fact that we have the smallest population in the South-Western Nigeria. So, how else can I make my State proud? That’s the true spirit of jingoism. That’s my philosophy – you will know what I mean by jingoism! I will explain that, maybe subsequently.

Interviewer: uhm! uhm! Okay! Now! Ahhh! that’s why you came up with this book right? The New Ekiti Dream…?

Seun: Yea! The New Ekiti Dream.

Interviewer: ahhh! Ahhh! What actually evolved this “The New Ekiti Dream”?

Seun: uhmm! As part of the criteria to meet up with the standard of this programme, each of the Representative was actually given this obligation to develop a personal development project for their respective States. So, this is my personal development project for Ekiti State; how to develop Ekiti State for the next 30 years – talking about all the pivotal sectors of the economy, placing them on a scale of preference with respect to the attention being needed. So, that’s how it was evolved…

Interviewer: ummh! Let’s look at the book itself – The New Ekiti Dream. Uhmm! How does it affect our economy as a State? Let’s look at it generally.

Seun: ummmh! As it is! As it is, I told you; in the nation-building process, the Government and the people both have crucial roles to play; while the Government creates favourable environment for investments and businesses to thrive through the times, the people must be ready to take responsibilities; embark on certain personal development projects, embark on some personal social responsibilities. So this book contains some of the viable ideas, policies and engagements in form of civic responsibilities that the people need to assume in order to foster the long-awaited all-round transformation of Ekiti State. So, that is what the book is all about. So, as it is, it’s not for sale, it’s free, free access, you know! So, I want the illustrious Sons and Daughters of Ekiti at home and in the Diaspora to have access to this written work, download it, read through it, and at the end of the day come back to display the true spirit of jingoism. What do I mean by true spirit of jingoism? Extreme patriotism, having true love for your State or for your country. And ehhmm! Research results have clearly shown that; successful Nations of the world today or successful States were developed by jingoistic men – men that have true love for their countries or for their States, men that made it outside and afterwards came back home to invest in their States to foster job creation, to foster all-round transformation, that’s how successful Nations and successful States were built. So, this book contains some ideas, some recommendations, and some strategies on how to develop Ekiti State for 30 years. I just want people to read through it. And by the matter of fact, I was in the Labour Room for 60 days, several invited guests came to speak to us, we had lots of professionals, all the experiences gained from them fostered the realization of this documentary – this book. So, I want the Ekiti people to pick it up for free, read through it and at the end of the day – come back home to come and foster the all-round development of the State as part of their responsibilities to the development of the Nation and the State.

Interviewer: uuhm! You just said that, it is free! Right?

Seun: yea, it’s free.
Interviewer: how can an ordinary man on the street, of course, get this book?

Seun: as it, as it, uhhm! It’s actually downloadable at www.NewEkitiDream.com . You know, I actually have an online platform in order to foster the sustainability of this project. You know! To enhance the long-termness, you know, a lot of activities will be going on, a lot of personal development projects that will be structured towards empowering the youths will be going on. Soon, I will start pushing some of the contents of my book – titled: “Empowering Youths with 30+ Lucrative ICT ideas”, I will be putting it on the site for free, for people to read through it, to start maximizing it for self-reliance. Also, you said; “how can common man in the street have access to it?” – while the online version is freely available for downloads, responsible, patriotic Ekiti Sons and Daughters can pick it up and say; “okay, I want to sponsor the production of 200 copies”, and afterwards distribute it to schools, distribute it to higher institutions for people to read through it and at the end of the day contribute to the development of their State.

Interviewer: So, as it is now, some people might need this hard copy, I want you to make it available – I don’t know what it will cost you anyway, but then try as much as possible, so that people… you know, not everybody… have access to the internet…

Seun: …are IT-oriented… I understand…
Interviewer: of course, so that people can easily lay their hands on this hard copy. Now, let’s quickly relate this to ahhh uhhmm… NOT TOO YOUNG TO… ofcourse…

Seun: NOT TOO YOUNG TO RUN…

Interviwer: Okay! How can… can you actually link that? Is there any thin-line between them?

Seun: in my oft-recited maxim of National Development, I always say something, that; “the future of the Nigerian economy, the future of the well-being of the Nigerian all-round transformation depends on how pragmatic and how contributive the Nigerian youths are”. See, the youths need to take up certain responsibilities. I will not want to go into the details right now. (Smiling)

Interviewer: Okay, Now, are you telling us that Ekiti State will have some youths who can actually run and of course hold some elective positions?

Seun: uhhm! As it is! As it is! Basically, I will not want to talk about appointments right now because I have an ideology – Socio-Economic Development, Not Socio-Political Development, for now! So, this book is all about Socio-Economic Development – How to develop the social structure and the economic structure of Ekiti State. So that’s how it is.
Interviewer: Alright! Alright! Alright! The message is… of course… it is well-understood. Now, if I may ask you on a final note, this book as it is now, at the Labour Room, did you make it available there?

Seun: Definitely, I was in the Federal Capital Territory last week, Abuja, at the head office of the Nigeria Rebirth Foundation – I actually gave a copy to them, and by now I’m sure that ehhhmm… people will have access to freely download the soft copy online, so it is a free material – you know.. www.NewEkitiDream.com/book .

Interviewer: Okay. Let’s narrow it down to Ekiti State, how can you get this down to some the Stakeholders?

Seun: Definitely, I have some printed copies for some highly-rated Dignitaries, notable Dignitaries that are committed to the progressivism and the diversification of Ekiti State’s economy. So, this will definitely get to them. Definitely!

Interviewer: Alright! Okay! I hope your home-coming back to Ekiti State is going to be of benefit to us here, after the 60 days Labour Room experience?

Seun: Definitely, I will be embarking on certain personal development projects, you know, you said something, you earlier asked a question. Now, we need to start taking responsibilities. Now, while established organizations embark on corporate social responsibilities, let the Youths, let the patriotic citizens, jingoistic citizens embark on personal social responsibilities. So as part of my contributions to the development of my State and my Nation at large, I will be having certain empowerment programmes soon, they will be unveiled on the website and subsequently on other media platforms.

Interviewer: Alright, Mr. Oluwaseun – thank you so much for coming on the show today.

Seun: Thanks alot Sir.

Interviewer: And of course, I wish you a better future, so that people here in Ekiti State can actually benefit some of the things you have actually gained over there, in Ekiti State. I think it’s available for us, so that we too can actually gain from it and make our State a better place for us to live in. Thank you so much for coming once again.

Seun: Thank you Sir.

Interviewer: God bless you

Seun: Amen

Interviewer: Alright! the show continues, its weekend special, don’t go anywhere! Stay with us!

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