Adebayo Adenrele

says certificate not an achievement



A prominent legal luminary in Ekiti State, Barrister Iyanu Olumuagun has called on youths in the state to shun cybercrime and stop channeling their frustrations towards the government over unemployment and non-availability of white collar jobs.

Barrister Iyanu stated this on Monday in Igede-Ekiti at the maiden Youth Summit organized by Igede Youth Forum, themed ‘Beyond the Paper’.

In her lecture titled: “Beyond the Paper: Validating Competence in the digital age”, she stated that certificate is not yet an achievement if not properly utilized through digital innovation and creativity, adding that living without box is essential to combat societal problems.


Her words, “Shun cybercrime and use your brain for critical thinking. Be strategic in thinking and don’t stay in one place as a mediocre.

“Certificate is not an achievement but the ability to solve problems. Certificate is a proof of going to school but the proof of being educated is the ability to solve problems through digital innovation and creativity.

“Don’t wait till until you get certificate. Stop waiting for collar job, stop projecting your frustration towards the government, stop blaming yourself being poor.

“Don’t think outside the box, think without box because with a box, there is still a limitation.”

Speaking on the topic: “Closing the Gap: Bridging the divide between education and industry needs”, the general manager of Fresh FM, Ado-Ekiti, Jide Ogunluyi urged the youths to explore their talents and be hardworking, saying “Don’t allow your talent to waste, if it waste then you are a waste.”


In his address of welcome, the Igede Youth Forum President, Comrade Christopher Omotoyinbo said the purpose of the summit was to discover talents and unleash potentials in the space of new technological world without borders.


While reiterating his commitment towards reshaping, rebranding, repositioning and reuniting Igede youths, he added that his stance on promoting unity and driven prosperity among youths is intact.