Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc has launched Stanbic IBTC Youth Leadership Series, aimed at encouraging entrepreneurial skill among Nigerian youths.
The inaugural session, with the theme “Against the Odds,” provided a platform where three exceptional Nigerians spoke on the imperative of resilience, hard work and perseverance to achieve individual, corporate and national goals.
Guest speakers, Kechi Okwuchi, a survivor of the ill-fated Sosoliso plane crash of December 2005; Member Feese, survivor of the United Nations’ building bomb blast in Abuja; and Cobhams Asuquo, renowned music producer who was born blind, said if they could become role models by overcoming the grim challenges they faced, then nobody should give up the quest to succeed.
In his welcome address, Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Mr. Yinka Sanni, said underlining the youth empowerment motivational series is a mission by the organisa-tion to inspire youths, who are the leaders of today, not tomorrow, to strive to achieve their potential, regardless of the odds.
The three lead speakers, he said, symbolised what is possible when people imbibe the evergreen cliché— “where there is a will, there is a way.”