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  • The author ran the IT-driven N-Power. That IT-leverage, according to him, providing ample proof in this very rich book, made it well and truly equal-opportunity: for none of its more than 500, 000 beneficiaries, under four years, needed to know anybody, or carry any political card, to be admitted into the volunteer scheme. Just note: 500, 000 is five times the size of the federal bureaucracy!


    Abdullahi Mohammed

    Abdullahi Mohammed

  • The kind of corruption you would have expected for something that huge did not happen; politicians did not have their way. They ran the programme so effectively, using a lot of technology, and there was never a time when things fell apart.


    Japheth Omojuwa

    Japheth Omojuwa

    Author, Digital: The New Code of Wealth

  • In his capacity as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede worked on job creation programmes, the main component of which was the N-Power Scheme; Government engaged 500,000 young graduates and professionals as volunteers in the educational, agriculture and health sectors.


    Mr. Adeola Ipaye

    Mr. Adeola Ipaye

    Deputy Chief of Staff to the President DCOS

  • [Afolabi Imoukhuede] was a Project Director at Resort International, where I was a Group Head for Strategic Communications. In that capacity, I had to sit down and work with him to come up with communication plans for the projects he was working on. He was the sort of person who understood the importance of teamwork and knew that, to get things done, everybody needs to pull together.


    Kadaria Ahmed

    Kadaria Ahmed

    Nigerian journalist, media entrepreneur, and TV host

  • In a management class I recently took, we were asked to write down the names of four people we admire. His name was one of those I picked. He is honest and loyal to a fault. But he will also tell you things as they are. He is not the type to sugarcoat it for you. I greatly admire his vision.


    Funmi Akinwunmi

    Funmi Akinwunmi

    FGC Warri classmate

  • Never An Afterthought. This book is written by an Egbon and someone I look up to, Afolabi Imoukhuede. Key learning points from the book are; be prepared and be ready for that opportunity, be a solution provider and not a noise maker, network with the right set of people, maintain mutual beneficial friendships, live up to your family name or build one so that your children can leverage/build on it.


    Kayode Momoh

    Kayode Momoh

  • Such an interesting read. Now, I can tell where you got your public service inclinations from. Your dad!! May God bless his soul, as well as Sisi. I like the way you blended Nigeria's political history into the current dispensation, while focusing on the successes of N-Power (which of course is beyond the monthly stipend given to beneficiaries, but intense training, job experience, networking opportunities etc). The book sends a message of hope to an average Nigerian, especially youths, highlighting the different opportunities they can tap into and make a living for themselves and families. Your personal/life stories were apt. For me, I learnt the importance of staying focused, resolute and having a clear sense of direction. You knew what you wanted and diligently stayed on course. I particularly like the fact that you referenced different people in your circle (mentioning names of those who were with you along the journey, even till date.). I was happy to see your guys (Roland & Folarin), it says a lot about your leadership style. Too many things to digest. I totally enjoyed reading Never an Afterthought.


    Mrs. Adetoun Oluwole

    Mrs. Adetoun Oluwole

  • Never An Afterthought is a brilliant depiction of the author, Afolabi Sokpehi Imoukhuede's experience with job creation as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation. He takes the reader on a journey through his childhood and upbringing. This process speaks to the man Afolabi and his beliefs and ethics. Understanding his Mantra, PIER: Passion, Integrity, Empathy, Reliability and Resilience, one begins to understand the backbone for the Skill-Up program and consequently N-Power. In Never An Afterthought, we read about the foundation of N-Power, the decisions that ultimately led to the success of this program against all odds. It gives an insight into a better Nigeria; one where everyone has an equal opportunity of benefitting from programs regardless of their place of origin or connections they have, a Nigeria where programs are implemented without public officers seeking for self-gratification.. the Nigeria we look forward to seeing in the near future.


    Ebi Awosika

    Ebi Awosika

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