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Bode Akindele Yield Initiative (BAYI) and FUTA Deepen Collaboration

Bode Akindele Yield Initiative (BAYI) and FUTA Deepen Collaboration

The management of the Bode Akindele Yield Initiative (BAYI).BAYI , a Non- Profit Youth Focused Organization, paid a working visit to the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA on Thursday , January 30,2020 . The team led by the executive director Pastor Adetunji Agboola met with the University management , FUTA BAYI members and also has an advocacy session with newly admitted students  during their orientation. BAYI is  a collaborative development project involving  Sir Bode Akindele OFR, , the initiator ,Good worker Ministry International, The University of Ibadan (UI) and the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). Its vision and mission, according to its founder Sir Bode Akindele  is to see a world of millions of positively focused and well oriented youth as innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders.  

Projects and goals of the Foundation include the Win A Million Youth, formation of starter BAYI Clubs in tertiary Institutions, formation of an on-line community of BAYI Youth, promotion and support of youth innovations and establishment of a fully functional innovations and creativity hub with a target population of adolescents and young adults. The Initiative is also dedicated to providing platforms to stimulate and support youth Innovation, Entrepreneurship; Leadership and Development (YIELD). The platforms include the BAYI Club, Boot camp competitions, the innovation hub, youth online community and local and international youth exchange programs.


Vice Chancellor of FUTA, Professor Joseph Fuwape, is a member of BAYI’s Board of Trustees, while Director FUTA Advancement Centre, Professor Tomola Obamuyi, Professor Lafe Olurinde and Dr. Tayo Adenikinju are also members of the Management Board on Technical Expertise in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Business Development, Innovation (Engineering and Research) and Drug Demand Reduction respectively. Dr Aiyedun is the Staff coordinator of the FUTA BAYI Club.