Youths should embrace entrepreneurship - Popoola
Youths have been charged to develop entrepreneurial skills to benefit from the immense opportunities provided by the ICT, engineering, accounting, law, real estate and medicine.
Managing Director/CEO of CRC Credit Bureau, Ahmed Tunde Popoola, made the call at the 10th Nasfat Youth Conference held in Abuja, yesterday.
He urged the youth to get themselves equipped, observing that the Nigerian economy was destined to be among the best in no distant time from now.
He said that a lot of efforts have been made by government and other stakeholders grow the economy, enhance the investment environment and make the economy driven by the private sector. He mentioned some of the efforts to include special funds in form of grants and loans with low finance charges, provision of incentives in certain sectors and privatization, among others.
Popoola said that with Nigeria’s economic prospects, youth, especially entrepreneurs, and self employed would be the major beneficiaries of these changing business climate and government incentives and initiatives.
He called on government to do more to foster growth and development in the economy.
He said: “We must strengthen our institutions, provide infrastructure, enhance the macroeconomic environment and actively promote quality health and primary/ secondary education. To migrate to a knowledge-driven economy and join a country like South Africa, we have to pay attention to higher education and training, labour market efficiency, good market efficiency, financial market development, innovation and technological development”
Chairman of the occasion and Managing Director of Media Trust Ishaq Ajibola, charged the youths to always seize opportunities to develop themselves and stop lamenting over their conditions.