Undergraduates and graduates nationwide have been advised to conceive and explore business ideas early, right from school, and not wait for family pressures to start mounting, saying it takes time for businesses to mature.
Ogun State Government Secretary, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi gave this advice as guest speaker at the 1st Series of Personality Lectures hosted by Babcock University’s Department of Business Administration and Marketing, Ilishan Remo, noting that students should, out of relevance, begin experience on business plans before to leave school, in order to have an impact in the economy.
Talabi, while addressing an audience of undergraduate and postgraduate students listening in physically and virtually, said young people need to wake up to the reality of unemployment rate in Nigeria which now stands at 33, 3% in 2020 according to the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS), noting that young people need to start imbibing entrepreneurial savvy.
GSU said: “I started trading when I was 6 and had to show films from university to university, in order to sponsor me for postgraduate studies. I advise you to start exploring business ideas early because business has a period of maturity, hang on to your gifts and what is most convenient and easy for you, turn your hobbies into opportunities and never let anyone belittle the gift you have and be financially disciplined”.
The SSG highlighted adaptability, honesty, persuasion, competitiveness and discipline as some of the character traits of entrepreneurs that could form the set of personal achievements and attributes that could make an individual more likely to obtain a job and succeed in their chosen profession.
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