A group of Benue entrepreneurs named ‘Entrepreneurs Network Nigeria has called on the youths to engage in businesses rather than wait for white collar jobs.
The President of Entrepreneurs Network Nigeria, Nguvan Kyenge gave this charge at the inaugural dinner of new executives and induction of new members held at the Lush Event Centre in Makurdi.
Mrs Kyenge urged youths not to allow the yearning for capital to kill the lofty business ideas and attitudes deposited in them emphasizing the need to bring out the best in them for self accomplishment.
The President noted that the network has made significant impact in the past four years of its existence and would continue to propel young entrepreneurs towards translating their skills and ideas into money making ventures.
She advised youths not to bury their business ideas but be bold and focused enough to take risks in business just as she also urged them to imbibe the culture of paying back loans which according to her oils smooth take off of their businesses.
The Guest Speaker at the event, Emmanuel Tor Yaji told the youth not to allow starting capital hold them back.
Yaji did not disclose his type of business but he insisted “You don’t need much money because I started with N200. Businesses grow when you develop the right attitude and satisfy you customers. Passion is what drives your business not capital’.
He urged them to love one another and commit their businesses to God.
“Do your business whether government patronizes you or not and deal with your customers patiently as no one goes back to where they are treated badly,” he said.
The State Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, Mrs. Victoria Asher and the Chairman of Otukpo Local Government Area, George Ali were inducted amongst others as new members the Entrepreneurs Network, Nigeria.
Speaking to the Next Edition after he received his certificate, Ali said business remains the only sustainable venture the youths should go into considering its proceeds.
He urged upcoming Entrepreneurs not to abuse their little beginnings, but be determined in improving their business initiatives.
Ali, who advised youth to stop waiting for white collar jobs, urged them to engage themselves meaningfully and avoid getting into vices like cultism, armed robbery, kidnapping and other sundry crimes.
“I am into politics now but politics is part time and business is my calling. You can be your own boss and employ others to work for you. I started with very little and today I have over 100 people in my employ. There is nothing like business,” he said.
The network comprises of a group of entrepreneurs who have come together to connect with one another to grow ideas and their businesses.
Their core value focuses on developing and inspiring members to develop their passions fully into more income generating and community development activities.