Familylifers (http://www.familylifers.com), an online family forum, was established to help in solving Nigeria’s many problems as the search for solutions to the country’s barrage of problems was the propelling force behind creating the website and its applications.
Founder of the platform, Mr. Bisi Adewale, a trained accountant and Marriage and Life coach as well as his wife and co-founder, Mrs. Yomi Adewale disclosed this on Thursday at a media launch of the platform, held at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos.
Bisi Adewale stated that the platform will afford its registered users such opportunities as empowerment, employment, career/skills, advertisement of businesses for SMEs/entrepreneurs, informative and entertaining articles.
He explained that the platform was not only designed to provide solutions to relationship, marriage and family issues but would also allow its users to post articles on the platform and also to socialize.
Established to provide solutions to challenges facing families and the world in general, the Familylifers.com platform will also help in wealth creation and eliminate unemployment as the platform will provide employment opportunities.
Adewale further explained that the platform will help young people learn new things, do great things that will not only take them out of the street but make them use technology for positive things.
“You will agree with me that the whole world has been in turmoil in the last year due to health challenges and deaths that came with the problem of COVID-19. Our nation is even worse for it.
“We battled so many things at the same time from high crime rate to poverty, unemployment, divorce, wife battering, abandonment, violence in marriage, depression, kidnapping, banditry, child sexual abuse, suicides, and violence against women. Just to mention a few.
“Since the problems of our nation are multi-facet, the solutions to the present state of our nation must also be multidimensional. That is why we can’t leave it for the government alone to do. All hands must be on deck to protect the ship from wrecking.
“We discovered that one of the best ways to solve the problem of our nation is using the power of science and technology. That is why we are here today to see the birth of a platform that will bring a solution to many of our nation’s problems.”
Adewale noted that the Familylifers.com platform will also empower young people and families, keep the youth busy, reduce crime rates and help parents in raising better children for society.
“The new platform will also give room for young Nigerians to interact and showcase their skills, products and services free of charge. It will also be an avenue for unemployed graduates to be linked with employers of labour as they upload their CVs on the platform.
“With the mission of helping the young ones, reducing the crime rate and building families in mind, with the vision of seeing all youth in Nigeria living responsible lives, gainfully employed, building a very strong nation, join me as history is made today as we present to you: www.familylifers.com.”
Earlier in her welcome address, co-founder of the technology platform, Mrs. Yomi Adewale said that the world is currently facing a common and unseen enemy which has caused so much in the global economy, including Nigeria.
“The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is not a small deal on the citizens in any way. It has increased challenges faced by families, especially our youths and young adults who are the future of our nation and tomorrow’s leaders.
“The current unemployment rate of 27.1% (National Bureau of Statistics, Q2 2020) implies an increase in the poverty level in many families. Many youths are out of jobs beyond gender, geographical or educational biased reasons,” Mrs Adewale said.
She noted that it was on these premises that the initiative of creating an online platform was built to address structural and practical challenges faced by Nigerian youth today.
Adewale described the initiative as a laudable idea that will collaborate and support the efforts of the government to curb the rate of unemployment among youths.
According to her, “The online forum (www.familylifers.com) provides an opportunity for empowerment, employment, acquisition of skills, advertisement of businesses for SMEs/entrepreneurs, etc. for our youth to engage in meaningful ventures that will help to shun activities that could bring a setback to Nigeria and cause havoc on her citizens.”