By Gami Tadanyigbe
Gwagwalada (Precise Post)- An NGO, named “Laughing Women Youth Champion”, has urged youths in the country to develop entrepreneurial skills and build up their own business empires for self reliance and development of the economy.
Mrs Jite Newton, the Founder of the organisation, made the call on Tuesday at an interactive meeting with some youths at Gwako Community in Gwagwalada.
She explained that youth unemployment would be a thing of the past the moment they changed their mindset from being job seekers to wealth creators.
”The first thing about business is the mindset and readiness before you think about making the money.
”My advice is that don’t underestimate your little beginnings, it doesn’t matter if you will be making billions but the most important is the success of the business.
“Think about your business plan, how it will impact people, the society and what you want to do before starting up a business,” she said.
According to her, the right business attitudes such as determination, right motive, hard work, humility and customer satisfaction will produce positive results.
She also called on government to create a conducive environment for the growth of small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs).
On her part, Mrs Naomi Akpan, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Global Children Foundation and Nigerian Ambassador for Laughing Women Youth Champion, called on the government to address female education in Nigeria.
Akpan said that the youths, especially women and girls, had come to a stage where they should have a major role in development and governance.
According to her, the measure will significantly help in reducing the upsurge of low enrollment of the girl-child in school with accompanied long-term economic consequence on the girl-child.
She also implored the government to consider rolling out a gender-sensitive teacher Code of Conduct and enforce its implementation across schools in the country.
The ambassador further explained that the move would enhance pupils and students’ safety, trust and convenience while in the school environment.