Co-founder of Jobberman, Olalekan Olude, has been appointed by the government of his state, Ogun, as the Special Adviser of Job Creation and Youth Empowerment.
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun gives the techpreneur this role on the back of his stint at what could be regarded as Nigeria’s number one job search engine – Jobberman.
Olalekan, who is currently the COO of Jobberman, is a serial entrepreneur that was named one of the 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians by Avance Media in 2016.
With a BSc he holds in Computer Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University, and additional academic qualifications from the Lagos Business School and the University of Pennsylvania, it is hard to see if there is anyone else more fit for the role than himself.
Before becoming in charge of all things job and youth empowerment in his state of origin, Olalekan co-founded and executively directed Rovedana Limited, a company that specializes in outsourcing and helping thousands of Nigerians land employment opportunities.
It was in 2009 that he joined forces with Ayodeji Adewunmi (now GoKada Co-CEO) and Opeyemi Awoyemi to found what is now West Africa’s most popular job site – Jobberman.
As at 2009 when he contributed to starting Jobber man. Olalekan was 28 years old, which means he should be around 37 by now. This means Olalekan brings no less than 10 years of experience in the sector as he looks to empower Ogun State youths.
Recently, his co-founder Adyodeji Adewunmi accepted to become a Co-CEO of GoKada, a best-known Nigeria bike-hailing firm based in the digital capital of Lagos, alongside Fahim Saleh. The development coincided with the company’s USD 5.3 Mn funding raised from the Rise Capital.