Expert urges youths to create jobs
Nigerian youths have been advised to redirect their energy deployed in seeking white collar jobs to rediscover their God-given talents and create employment for themselves.
A German-based motivational speaker and author, Mrs. Gift Nnamoko, argued that the perception by a section of people that Africa remains a continent riddled with only poverty and diseases is misleading.
Nnamoko, also a Nigerian journalist and evangelist, also has motivated youths into different spheres of positive engagements across the country through talk shows and editorial materials.
Speaking on her new book, titled: “The Beauty of Unemployment”, she said the book was published as part of her numerous approaches to curbing youth restiveness in the country.
Unveiling the book, awards were presented to some young entrepreneurs, who have excelled in their career path, and have succeeded in their chosen careers from startups without losing focus.
She said: “In my journey as an entrepreneur, I believe there are ‘blessings’ that come with being unemployed. Many youths have given up just because they are without a paid job. There is still good news for you. Why spend all your life waiting to be employed when you can actually become an entrepreneur? I have also met lots of successful businessmen and other professionals who are on top of their careers.
“They started out on their own, some of them never having applied for paid jobs. This is not to say that they didn’t face challenges associated with doing business in Africa. I assume they may have found ways to cope with power outages and infrastructural deficits. Despite the challenges, these acquaintances of mine are glad to find themselves in Africa at a time opportunities are springing up everywhere.”
Others awarded too include Mr. Ifeanyi Oputa, MD/CEO, Colvi Ltd. (Photography); Mrs. Yvonne Benson, Fashion designer; Collins Abiodun Adeyemi, MD/CEO, CA Diversified Creation Nig. Ltd (Media and Events); and Mrs. Esther Akinduro, Founder, Taes International Concept Ltd, (Construction) among others.
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