Ako Eyo Oku
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Engr. Ako Eyo Oku (Opeyemi) is the Founder and President of Volunteers for Awareness Network. She is a public speaker, writer, and media professional. A Computer Engineer by profession, Ako is registered and licensed by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria(COREN). Ako considers information a key element for societal development and therefore effectively engages in awareness campaigns. She is a member of TEDx Community, The Moth, Amnesty International, Young African Leadership Initiative(YALI), Obama Foundation, Creative Mornings, Fela Durotoye Leadership Network (FDLN). She is also a Fellow of The RSA and a dedicated Toastmaster. Ako is a Certified Professional Mentor. She is a member of the Institute of Mentoring and Career Coaching of Nigeria(IMCCN), The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Institute of Appraisers and Cost Engineers and The Nigerian Institute of Management.
2 hours ago 1 Comment

Vision is a foresight that makes you work towards a long-term goal. It is the target you sight from today. A visionary understands that day-to-day activities are part of the one big vision and that collectively, they would lead to… Read More

3 days ago 6 Comments

Perhaps, some people like me should go pick our old English books, dust them and read again. I had great English teachers in senior secondary school. As a matter of fact, there were three English teachers, all at once. While… Read More

4 days ago 10 Comments

I really began to think of Ebuka again after the release of one Frank Edward’s song which begins with ‘Chukwuebuka’. I’m sure you know the song; it starts with a low-spirited tone. Whether it was released as a single or among… Read More

4 days ago 12 Comments

It sounds cool when we say we are Partners of SI4DEV. “Partner” sounds really cool! Having it in your CV gives you a thumbs-up for sure. When I go on Linkedin and type Strategy and Innovation for Development Initiative, guess… Read More

5 days ago 8 Comments

In Basic or Introductory Technology, we were taught that ‘work’ is usually done when a load is moved. To that end, work is the product of force and distance. That means that when you apply force to push or pull… Read More

1 week ago 11 Comments

I quote Olutope Olatilewa, the founder of African Changemakers, when she says that “Youths are the leaders of today, not tomorrow”. If you are a young Nigerian civil servant you would be aware of the strong forces that oppose this… Read More

1 week ago 8 Comments

In this era when thousands of innovations are churned in and millions of opportunities arise on a daily bases, 24hours seem insufficient for every man. While the visionaries and diligent are fully aware of this, the naive and complacent often… Read More

1 week ago 4 Comments

Public funds are meant for public good, however in most cases, they fail to maximally fulfill their purpose. This is often due to fact that they do not get to their destination exactly as they were released.   We use… Read More

1 week ago 12 Comments

Yesterday at the Governance Group, a Partner shared “30 Things you should do for Yourself’ it was really enlightening. After the session, the PDF was shared, where I found the source website. I quickly ran there to see what the… Read More

Life Can Be Like Unsolicited Text Messages
2 weeks ago 16 Comments

Now NCC’s remedy for unwholesome UTMs can save you a great deal. By dialing STOP to 2442, you set yourself free from bulk SMS impostors who flood your phone with tons of unwanted messages on a daily basis. Think about… Read More