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May 22, 2024
Entrepreneurship State News

Governor Aiyedatiwa reappoints Summy Smart, upgrades portfolio to Special Adviser Entrepreneurship and Innovation

In a strategic move aimed at improving efforts towards fostering entrepreneurial growth and innovation within the state, Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa has made a significant decision by reappointing the Entrepreneurship Guru, Dr. Summy Smart Francis to a more prominent role. The event took place on the 1st March, 2024, when Six commissioners, eight special Advisers and a new head of service for Ondo state were sworn in at the international centre for culture and events the dome Akure. The venue of the event was filled to capacity with high profiled dignitaries when Dr. Summy Smart Francis was reinstated as the Special Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, an upgrade from his previous position as the Special Adviser for Entrepreneurship Development.

Summy Smart brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role, having previously served diligently as the Special Adviser for Entrepreneurship Development. His track record of driving impactful initiatives and fostering a conducive environment for entrepreneurship for African and beyond has earned him the trust and confidence of the Governor and stakeholders within the state. Also the impact track record of his agency ONDEA (Ondo State Entrepreneurship Agency) spread positively across the 18 local governments of the state.

Under his leadership, Dr. Summy Smart Francis spearheaded various programs and policies aimed at empowering aspiring entrepreneurs, Knowledge empowerment, facilitating access to funding, and promoting innovation across different Communities within the State. His dedication to nurturing a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem has yielded tangible results, with numerous success stories emerging from the initiatives implemented during his tenure.

The decision to elevate Summy Smart’s portfolio to Special Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Innovation underscores the government’s commitment to prioritizing entrepreneurship and innovation as key drivers of economic growth and development. By entrusting him with this expanded role, Governor Aiyedatiwa has signaled a renewed focus on leveraging innovation and creativity to address emerging challenges and unlock new opportunities within the state.

In his new capacity, Summy Smart is poised to leverage on his past achievements and spearhead innovative strategies that will further enhance the state’s reputation as a hub for entrepreneurial excellence and innovation. His vision, leadership, and passion for driving positive change are expected to play a pivotal role in shaping the future trajectory of entrepreneurship and innovation in Ondo State.

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