Former Nigeria Ambassador to Guinea Bissau Chief Justina Eze, of Nigeria has urged youths to make honesty their trademark in business if they want to succeed in life.
Eze gave the advice on Friday at University of Nigeria, Nsukka during the 2nd International conference organised by Young Innovators Forum in collaboration with Lifyead Africa and Youth Friendly Resource Centre with the theme, “Creativity, Technology and Innovation towards Sustainable Development’.
she said doing business with honesty and fear of God help to increase one’s business empire.
” The best way to promote and advertise your business is by being honest to your customers and business partners.
“Avoid buying stolen items, stealing one’s intellectual property or cheating your business partners if you want to succeed in business.
“Remember to pray every morning before going out, so that God will bless all your activities for the day, “she said.
She urged young men and women to always ask themselves what they could do to solve one of the economic problems facing the country so as to be remembered by generation yet unborn.
“Let your role model be one whose achievements and character will inspire you to work harder as well as render selfless to your fatherland.
“Remember the type of life you live as youth today will determine what your tomorrow will look like,” she said.
In a remark, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Nigeria Nsukka challenged young people to help towards increasing technological developmental through creative thinking and innovation.
” The quality of youths in any country determine to an extent what the economy future of that country will look like.
“As young entrepreneurs and innovators continue to think on to find solutions to toothing economic problems facing your fatherland.
With number of things displayed, constructed locally by young people. it’s an indication that the future of the country is bright,”he said.
The VC who was represented by the Deputy Vice-chancellor Academics, Prof. James Ogbonna urged participants to make judicious use of opportunity provided by the conference to interact with themselves so as to improve on their knowledge.
Earlier in a remark, the Coordinator of the programme, Dr. Vicky Onu said the yearly conference for young entrepreneurers and innovators was to raise generation of thinkers and creative future leaders who would contribute immensely to the development of the country
“for any country to conquer poverty hungry and unemployment it has to impart essential skills into its citizens in order to achieve robust economy and technological breakthrough.
“if any country wants to be among top world economies of the world and not to remain a consumer nation it must equip its youths with innovative skills.”she said.
She said only countries that have trained their children in innovation, skill acquisition and entrepreneurship were in position to improve their economic fortune of their families as well as the country.
“if children are taught how to be creative in primary and secondary schools it will go along way in making them job providers instead of job seekers when they graduate from tertiary institutions.
“the level of employment is high in the country because our school curriculum from primary school to higher institutions are not creative and skill acquisition oriented, ” she said.
The coordinator commended young entrepreneurs and investors for attending the conference.
Onu urged governments, corporate organizations and philanthropists to assist the young inventors so that they could mass produced what they invented for public consumption .
The highlight of the occasion was exhibition of locally constructed inverters, generating among other items.
Moses Oyediran, Enugu