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Youths urged to embrace entrepreneurship

Enugu—Enugu Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr Matthew Idu, has called on youths to embrace entrepreneurship as a veritable option  to tackle unemployment.

Idu said this in Enugu  at  a one-day Undergraduate Business Conference organised by  Withworth Academy.

The commissioner, who was represented by the Director of  Youths and Sports, Mr Godwin Nwodo, said  youths should use  their initiatives rather than  depend on government for employment.

Anambra Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mrs Chinwe Anowai,  in her speech called on youths to imbibe  a producer spirit rather than consumer spirit.

She described youths as veritable agents of social change and urged them to  take advantage of the immense potentials available in the country.

“ Today, entrepreneurship will help you get better equipped in order for you to move the nation forward,’’ Anowai said.
Mr Obinna Etele, founder of the business conference, said the aim of the conference was to find solutions to the  unemployment situation in the country.

“We decided to embark on this conference to better inform our youths to have the mindset that they can move the nation forward by being entrepreneurs,’’ he said.

The Chief Executive Officer of  Compass Consult, Mrs Tokunbo Chiedu,  said entrepreneurship should be encouraged  in order to reduce unemployment in the country.

More than  2,000 undergraduates from various tertiary institutions attended the conference.

Miss Nkemkamma Nwobu, a student of  Enugu State University of  Technology,  said the conference gave  her the mindset of  becoming an entrepreneur in future.


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