Experts charge youths to embrace technology
The experts spoke at the 5th edition of Edge Series at Shell hall of Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos. The event had in attendance students of tertiary institutions who aim to venture into business during and after school.
Convener of Edge series, Ayoola Jolayemi said the primary purpose of inventing technology is to impact lives and environment through promotion of ideas and innovations of young persons in different walks of life.
He said globally, small and medium scale enterprises contribute largely to the economy and it poses a big threat on any nation’s economy if not attended to.
“If we don’t pay attention to these start ups and businesses by youths, there is no way Nigeria can grow. That is why we have technologies for innovations that are built by Africans, particularly Nigerians with the African perspective.
What we e are saying is that there are things that needs to be seen and heard about from Nigeria to the world and if we don’t do them, we are not going anywhere.
So, the youths need to take the chance by technology,” Jolayemi said.
He noted that young persons that attended previous editions of the event have found their feat in their respective industries with the aid of technology tools.
He added that the mentality of searching for the regular collar jobs will cause many to, “continue to be unemployed roaming the streets and cannot think critically to help the economy. We need to build people that can build businesses.”