Ukinebo Dare, 33, is the Senior Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Skills Development. She has a Bachelor in Computer Science from Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, and a Master in Management from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom. She has a certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship from Clark Atlanta University, United States of America.
Her role is to boost synergy between government initiatives and the private sector in such a way that it will boost job creation in Edo State. She focuses on upskilling youths in Edo State for career development and personal growth while connecting them to jobs. In general, she is working on skills reform in the state.
She has always had passion for people’s development. She spent seven years in the private sector helping young people come into their full potential and connecting them to jobs. She believes strongly that if you can help an individual develop his/her skill and knowledge, then you have changed that person’s life for the better. “When you create good opportunities for people to explore, it will reduce unemployment that will mitigate various societal ills and vices.”
She is motivated by being able to drive an initiative that will change the landscape and make a lasting impact on the lives of people.
Before becoming a government official she led Poise Nigeria Limited. It is a company which trains youth across Nigeria and connects them to various job opportunities. She was the chief executive officer for seven years and we partnered with local and international organisations as well as higher institutions at different times. Before her appointment as SSA to Governor Godwin Obaseki, She was the Group Managing Director of Poise Nigeria.
“My aspiration every day is to keep growing till I become the best version of myself. I want to give life to all I have been sent here to do so that I will be able to give a good account to my maker about everything he gave to me.”
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