ISEN charges government on entrepreneurship to stimulate growth
The Institute of Strategic Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (ISEN) has stressed the urgent need for the Federal Government to adopt entrepreneurship models to stimulate national growth.
The institute also called on the government to create easy access to funding and a favourable business environment for entrepreneurs.
Director, Training and Membership, ISEN, Dr. Albert Ndeze, said this at the institute’s induction lecture and fellowship award at the weekend in Lagos.
He said there was a need for the government to create a favourable environment for both entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial institutes to thrive.
Putting these steps in place, Ndeze said, would create jobs for teeming youths.He said the institute was ready to partner with the government on youth empowerment programmes to keep the youths continuously engaged.
In his keynote address, a management and tax consultant, Revd. Anayochi Ekeh, who spoke on ‘Empowering and motivating the youth to be self-employed, self-reliant through entrepreneurship development skills’, charged entrepreneurs to deploy intuitive abilities and activities that would develop and improve their skills in areas of production and manufacturing for greater advantage in the global business community.
He described entrepreneurship as the paradigm shift that the nation needed to grow. However, to prevail and succeed as an entrepreneur, he said the government needed to address the bottlenecks that have stifled the growth of entrepreneurs so that more jobs could be created, more youth engaged and the society is better for it.
In his remarks, a Research Scientist, ISEN and recipient of the fellowship award, Nwoke Uwaoma, lauded the institute’s strides in ensuring that the Nigerian youth attained self-sufficiency. He said the institute recognising him would spur him to transfer his wealth of experience and knowledge to youths, whom he described as leaders of tomorrow.
He urged for the creation of a dedicated research funding facility across the country to engender ease of access to funds by entrepreneurs.
Among his achievements, Uwaoma, who is also a global pundit and scientist with a focus on fluidic and thermal research, said: “My works in oil and gas ‘fluidynamics’, drew the attention of the University of Lagos and the University of Illinois USA in 2011 and 2013 respectively, having been previously endorsed as a Full Member of Institute of Data Processing Management (IDPM).”
“The Federal Government of Nigeria has recognised me as Nigeria Scientist of note, while the Abia State Government has attested to provision of land for a proposed refinery and my Local Government, Umuahia South confirmed provision of land for my Grace University of Technology.”
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