Peace Corps woos youths to nation-building
The Oyo State Commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria, Oludare Adigun, has appealed to Nigerian youths to contribute positively to nation-building and national issues.
Speaking recently at the annual international youth day, Adigun urged the youths to embrace entrepreneurial culture and to contribute positively to nation development.
Adigun however pointed out that government must provide the needed enabling environment by relaxing some of its policies particularly the ones centred on poverty reduction and eradication.
He said:”There is a general presumption that a society may have potential entrepreneurs, but only becomes entrepreneurial if it has a culture that supports innovation and initiative”.
Drawing a nexus between the lack of policies that promote entrepreneurial culture and poverty, Adigun said:”Poverty is not created by the poor themselves, it is not because they lack skills that they are poor. Poverty may rather be created by institutions and policies and systems surrounding them. In order to eliminate poverty, a new institution must be created using a methodology that will target the financial needs of the poor and give access to credit on reasonable terms”.
As a way out of the socioeconomic problems confronting the nation, Adigun said government must create a culture of entrepreneurship which would engender sustainable and enduring peace in the country.
On his part, chairman of Impact Business Radio, Owolabi Oladejo, emphasized that capital should not be an issue in starting up a business, saying,” what we need is human capital.Start with the people you trust and create something. God started rough too”.