In recent times, people tend to believe that self-employment is a great value being added to one’s life. And in Nigeria today, we see youths who have different potentials but do not put these abilities into practise.
Sometimes ago, I read an opinion online where someone said instead of youths complaining that government is not creating employment opportunities for them, why can’t they learn how to create employment and contribute their own quota to the society?
From the above statement, it is obvious that it is not possible for government to provide employment opportunities for all the youths in the country, though it is one of the responsibilities of the government.
Today, there are examples of successful people who, through their ideas, have been a great influence in the society. People like Aliko Dangote, who is one of the richest men in Africa, has been a tremendous blessing to this continent, through his products and services and wherever he is, his work speaks for him.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, was determined to be a blessing to the society even at his youthful age. Now, facebook has been a common media where people can post news, share pictures and even connect with loved ones all over the world.
I believe that so many people in the society are in need of what you want to offer as a business man or woman. For those that are still unemployed, there are many golden gates, that is, job opportunities that can be of good help to people , be it tailoring, fashion designing, bakery, blogging , graphics design among others.
Another person of great reputation is the most richest black woman in Africa, Chief (Mrs) Folorunsho Alakija. This woman has gone a Long way to contribute her quota to the development of Africa through the various empowerment programmes, scholarships being given to thousands of children who had Lost hope of being educated due to one challenge or the other.
Mr Aliko Dangote is another well fulfilled man who has blessed so many Lives with the provision of human resources that have greatly benefitted the society in a lot of ways.
In a nutshell, to all Corp Members, and outgoing corps members, Let us have a re-think of how we can help the country overcome the problem of unemployment , Let us affect the world with positive change for change begins with us.
By Joshua Olagundoye