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Fela Durotoye

CEO of Gemstone Group

Fela Durotoye declared his move to run for the presidency on February 22 2018, under the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN). The political aspiration of the consultant, public speaker, and leadership coach is etched on delivering a New Nigeria by ridding alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University and Kennedy School of Government is the chief Executive officer of the Gemstone group.

Resume in Brief

AGE: 47 Years (Born May121971 in Ibadan Oyo state)

POLITICAL AFFILIATION: Alliance for a New Nigeria (ANN)

RUNNING MATE: Khadijah Abdulahi-Iya (an LLB Law degree holder from the University of  Abuja and Masters in Law /Diplomacy from the University of Jos)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completed a programme in Executive Seminar on Strategy Innovation and Governance from Lagos Business School (LBS)  in 2015
  • An alumnus of Kennedy School of Government Executive Education programme of Harvard University Boston (Massachusetts)
  • Masters degree holder in Business Administration (MBA) from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife
  • Bachelor of Science Degree holder in Computer Science with Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile -Ife
  • Attended Moremi High School (1981-1986) and University of Staff Children’s School (1974-1981)

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:

  • Chief Executive Officer of the GEMSTONE Group

FAMILY LIFE: Fela is married to Tara-Fela Durotoye, a Nigerian make-up artist, a Lawyer and CEO of House of Tara international. They have three sons. Mobolurin, Demilade and Morolaoluwa.

Promises (2019)

(Promises are grouped into the thematic areas economy, infrastructure, health, education, security, and political inclusion for all candidates. Also, a detailed account of his plan for Nigeria is contained in the aspirant’s Blueprint Policy.)

Economy:

  • Within the first 100 days of our administration, create a national job database that will connect employers with job seekers.
  • Create 12 million jobs for young people at the end of the administration
  • Embark on operation feed Nigeria project
  • Commence the implementation and start-up action plans to support start-ups across the federation through a startup intervention fund that is domiciled with the Bank of Industry (BOI)
  • Establish special economic zones, investments, promotion agencies in the six geopolitical zones across Nigeria.
  • Establish economic Zones in the 774 local governments in Nigeria
  • Appoint the best Central Bank Governor who will be committed to the success of every Nigerian we will support every entrepreneur.

Education:

  • Provide free education for primary and secondary students in public schools

Security:

  • Ensure merit appointments and promotions within the security forces
  • No diversion of Military funds for any political use.

Infrastructure:

  • Prioritise the rehabilitation and construction of roads across all Nigeria federation
  • Improve rural to urban transport system by developing a pan-Nigeria rail system that works
  • Embark on the first aid construction on all roads within the first year of the administration
  • Commence the operation shelter in Nigeria and create a national housing policy
  • Kick-off this policy with private developers will enjoy tax credit incentives and reduce land approval cost in exchange for selling at less than 4 per cent of average market price within the first year of our administration
  • Create world-class national housing and building standards

Healthcare:

  • Ensure free health care for children between 0-5 years old an the aged from 65 years and above
  • Enforce mandatory Universal Healthcare insurance for every Nigerian
  • Diminish to a minimum, health care and maternal mortality by 2023
  • Set up six regional healthcare cities and provide tertiary and specialist healthcare and act as medical tourism destinations for the West Africa sub-region

Political Inclusion:

  • Zero tolerance for corruption and non-performance
  • Create an accountability framework that would hold our administration accountable.
  • Promote the creation of state judiciary council in all the federating unit as well as judges and have control over the payment of their own judicial officers
  • Ensure that the average age of the cabinet members of state in the cabinet will not exceed 39 years old on the average.
  • Elimination of gender disparity.A 50-50 representation of males and female minister and members of the cabinet.
  • Creation of a presidential advisory council that will not be on the payroll of the government. These council will be able to advise the president and make contributions on national matters.
  • Ensure that we have technological savvy ministers, ministers that should be able to leverage technology within their ministry and the presidency.

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