Just as the Ondo state Government has been intensifying its efforts in making the state an haven for industrial development, Some individuals have keyed into this Agenda by distinguishing themselves and also making themselves catalysts to effect this positive industrial change.
It is on this rare row of individuals that Chief Ajipe Alex belongs. Chief (Dr.) Alex Ajipe is the CEO of Klickonnect Networks, the agency whose tools have been at the forefront of the government’s efforts in this regard.
This brillant young erudite in a short interview with our correspondence decided to tell us about himself, his background and how far he has come to have become one of the youngest leading industrial merchants in Nigeria.
LET US HAVE A BRIEF BACKGROUND OF WHO CHIEF (Dr.) ALEX AJIPE IS
My name is Chief Alex Ajipe. I am the CEO of Klickonnect Networks International Limited, A PR and business consultant firm with the headquarters in Akure, Ondo state. I will put it simply that we are investors hunters, and we hunt for investors and match them with individuals and government all over Nigeria. We have our presence in sweden, Canada, UK, America and China at the moment but our headquarters is in Akure,Ondo state Nigeria.
CAN YOU BRIEF US A BIT ABOUT YOUR EARLY LIFE?
I was born forty One years ago into the family of late Chief kazeem adedipe, the obadamisori of Emure-ile and I’m a local boy, all my life has been of local content; so I attended both primary and secondary schools in Emure-ile and had my first degree at the Federal university of Technology Akure. After that, I went to cologne where I got a diploma in project management from cologne business Group.
When did Klickonnect start?
We started Klickonnect Networks in 2006.
CAN YOU TELL US SOME EARLY ACTIVITIES OF KLICKONNECT?
We were into networking and by the grace of God, we did so many jobs and one of it was the networking if Gwagwalada Specialist hospital Abuja, we deployed the first visit to one of the pioneer distributors of direct PC, The first Visat company in Nigeria.
Can you Tell us about some few Achiement of Klickonnect
By the Grace of God, I designed the first Website for Kaduna Refinery and we also did lots of Jobs back then, Shortly after that,we went into PR and business consultancy.
Also, I am one of the first people that brought internet service to Ondo state as regard the deployment of Vsat and others.
Before now, in 2012, we were chosen as a consultant to Kano state government on generation of revenue in the informal sector in Kano state before the Administration of Arakurin oluwarotimi Akeredolu in Ondo state when we were Engaged as revenue consultant to the Ministry of Natural Resources and after that we have championed and facilitated lots of investment and foreign direct investment in Ondo state.
CAN YOU TELL US A BUT ABOUT YOUR CURRENT ACTIVITY IN THE STATE!
We’ve been involved in a wide range of activities in Ondo state and I’m going to mention a few amongst others.
One of the logistics we manage as Klickonnect Network is ONDO-Liyin INDUSTRIAL HUB as a result of the agreement that Ondo state Government has with liyin city of Shandong province of China last year June to meet with some investors we have been talking to and that’s what gave birth to ONDO-LIYIN industrial hub, we facilitated the traveling of the governor to China last year June to meet with some investors we have been talking to and further put confidence into their minds, and also let them see the readiness of the state as regard attracting investors. We thank God it was a success story as we were there and the agreement was signed. It was the first of its time in Nigeria. ONDO state state happens to to be the first state in Nigeria that’s signed any agreement with any city in China.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME SIR, AND IS THERE ANY PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE FOR THE YOUNGER ONES
keep working and hand praying hard and never Give up,and the sky will be your starting point.