Explore Business Ideas Early-Ogun SSG Counsels Nigerian Undergraduates - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, April 15, 2022

Explore Business Ideas Early-Ogun SSG Counsels Nigerian Undergraduates

Undergraduates and Graduates in Nigeria's tertiary institutions have been counseled to conceive and explore their business ideas early, right from school, so as to prevent family pressure from killing such dreams and aspiration of becoming business entrepreneurs  

Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi who gave this advice as a guest lecturer at the 1st Personality Lecturer Series organised by the Department of Business Administration and Marketing, Babcock University in  Ilishan Remo area of the State, said every business idea requires time to get to the stage of maturity

According to Talabi, "students must as a matter of relevance begin an experiment to business plans before leaving school, to make an impact in the economy".

Talabi while speaking to Undergraduates and Postgraduates who were physically seated and participated through virtual means, said youths must wake up to the reality of the unemployment rate in Nigeria which now stands at 33.3 percent as at  2020 according to the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS)

He charged  youths to begin to imbibe entrepreneurial sense in what they do 

“I began trading at age 6 and had to show films from one University to the other, in order to sponsor myself for postgraduate studies. I advise you to start exploring business ideas early because business has a maturity period, latch on to your gifts and what is most convenient and easy for you to do, turn your hobbies into opportunities, and never allow anybody to belittle the gift you have and be financially disciplined”, he advised

The SSG indentified adaptability, honesty, persuasiveness, competitiveness, and discipline as some of the character traits of  entrepreneurs and attributes that     individuals must possess to make it easy for such people to secure job or be successful  in their chosen occupation.

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