By Emmanuel Asuquo
The need for Nigerian youths to develop high cerebral human capacity in order to meet up with the current labour market demands was echoed recently at the speakprenuer empowerment conference in Lagos
In a bid to answer the ever increasing question of non availability of job for the youths Mr. Johnson Abbaly, the Executive Director of The Motivational Centre in his lecture tagged “Locating and packaging yourself for opportunities”, maintained that most employers prefer hiring graduates trained in foreign universities than those trained in the country as a result of what he described as a sharp contrast in the work ethics and competency level of both class.
Similarly, Mrs. Morenike Ohenhen, a Human Resources Expert lamented the decline in the standard of education which has affected the quality of graduates in the country. She urged youths to make good use of the abundant learning resources available online to further develop themselves. To collaborate this, Mr. Emmanuel Madu charged the participants to imbibe the culture of reading and research which he said has been neglected by the quest to rich fast by the youths in order tom attain their goals instead of blaming the Government, although the Government is not living up to its expectation.
Speaking with Vanguard, the Convener of the Conference, Moses Umoru said “the speakpreneur empowerment conference is a programme aimed at gathering young minds annually with the vision of leapfrogging them into global relevance through trainings on effective communication, entrepreneurship and skill acquisition alongside social entrepreneurship, personal development, among others which are necessary tools to achieve success and enterprise goals in a highly volatile society”.
The faculty which was made up of experienced human resources experts and key players in the youth industry advised the youths to work hard to reposition themselves for the advancement of the country which hangs on their shoulder.