Youths, especially graduates of higher institutions of learning have been urged to embrace entrepreneurship rather than populating the labour market as job seekers. A federal lawmaker in the House of Representatives and Member, representing Ikorodu federal constituency, Hon Babajimi Benson gave this advise while addressing participants at the 2nd batch of entrepreneurship and leadership training programme facilitated by the lawmaker for Ikorodu youths, in conjunction with the Office of National Commission For Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.
Benson, in his brief remarks charged the participants that, ‘gone are the days of going to school, graduating and looking for jobs. The jobs are no more there and youths need to come to terms with this reality, by embracing entrepreneurship, instead of looking for jobs that no more exist’, he said.
The lawmaker noted that, he facilitated the training in order to bring Ikorodu youths to terms with current realities, with a view to equip, empower and position them for a successful life.
Speaking earlier, Coordinator of the training programme and Director-General of the I-Care Foundation, Mayor Deen Sanwoola charged participants to be innovative, original thinkers and solution providers as these, according to him were the necessary qualities of any successful entrepreneurs.
One of the facilitators at the training programme, Mr Scott Ikporo charged the participants to look for what they love and enjoy doing and build their businesses around such vocations, noting that this was a major requirement for a successful entrepreneurship journey.
Participants were later divided into groups for a practical demonstration of what they have learnt in the 2 days training as they role-played in different daily business scenarios.
Certificates of participation was thereafter issued to participants, many of whom were full of praises to Hon Jimi Benson and I-Care Foundation for facilitating the training.