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Don’t Fritter Your Resources On Frivolities, Pelican Valley Boss Charges Nigerian Students

ABEOKUTA – Foremost real estate entrepreneur, Ambassador Babatunde Adeyemo, has advised the youth to start early in life to become entrepreneurs and not fritter their resources away on frivolities such as Brazilian hair or iPhone instead of investing it wisely in land or business to build their future today.

Adeyemo spoke on Thursday at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta during the 22nd annual symposium of Excel Assembly Foundation, students based club warned that there are no more white collar jobs in the country waiting for students to grab upon graduation from tertiary institution, urging them to start thinking and acting like entrepreneurs before it is too late.

Speaking on the topic, “The evolution of Entrepreneurship and Benefits of an Entrepreneur in the Society,” Adeyemo said that despite the seemingly tough business climate of the country, it is still possible for one to start some businesses such as real estate, products marketing or distribution among others and become an entrepreneur with zero capital.

He said what it takes to start such zero – capital businesses are faith in oneself, integrity, honesty, goodwill, perseverance, I – can – do – it spirit and focus, recalling that in his real estate practice, he had paid someone a commission as high as N10,000,000.00 for bringing clients who eventually subscribed to the Pelican Valley range of products.

He said there are still producers or manufacturers – local and international, looking for just one honest person to help them push their products and services out to the market and urged the students to start working on their integrity, character and build trust as they are the greatest capital they will need to start any worthwhile venture with zero – capital and still succeed if they earned the trust of others in future based on their character in display today.

He identified the benefits of entrepreneurship as jobs creations, wealth generation, innovation and creativity, community development, problem solving and being identified as critical factor in nation building and societal growth.

He noted that good grade or academic excellence alone is not enough to succeed in the world of today, saying character is very important and urged the youths to pay attention to their character, take advantage of globalization, information age, technology to become entrepreneurs and launch their ideas, invocations and creativities to the global market.

Earlier in his remarks, the Premier of Excel Club, Mr Akinbami Olawale, an accountant and vendor of accounting softwares, harped on social capital – building quality circle of friends and acquaintances and integrity in order to succeed in a world of business or entrepreneurship.

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