Today, I am writing on problems the typical Nigerian youth faces while trying to get established and the solutions but I want the youths to talk for themselves. I was able to talk to some and this is what they have to say… MOLLY CHIOMA OHIRI/ FEMALE/ ENUGU/25. Defining goals: This is one of the problems youth face starting a business. This can be tackled by first this question: Do you want financial independence? This I personally evaluated before I started My Hair Business among others. While at it, guide your reputation with your life, enter action with boldness and win thru perseverance. Always ask questions and seek help from others in same Business. Good Luck! Molly Ohiri (MHP Luxury Hair). To contact us for your quality hair, call ☎08038792716. DEJI MIKE ADEBAYO/MALE/ ABUJA/ 27. Every Business idea usually have a problem and the most uniform one is finance. My experience will tell you, what I believed in, what I did and how it worked for me.
When I was starting up as an ICT/Telecom expert,even if that wasn’t my line of study,but my passion and interest. I decided to work under some already established companies for starters,even though I knew that wasn’t my stopping point,these did so I could learn,make connections and raise some funds.
Working at these level wasn’t easy because I had to adjust myself to company Policies and management never really took contributions and ideas into proper considerations and these was slowing me down. Three years down the line,I was a bit experienced and went to further my studies in the ICT world, finished and had just a little fund to start-up almost impossible to rent a space especially in a place like Abuja,so I started small in a corner as I prayed that government officials doesn’t get to me and scatter me off. At this point the next typical thing was to begin to seek loan,but its not my kinda reasoning and ironically,our banks and the country as a whole are not flexible and friendly with giving out loans, so I got planning generating ideas. I kept doing things I could do without money;generating and writing down my ideas,got a business name in mind,spoke to people that could possible support,promote,encourage me or buy into the ideas,three(3) years of working as an entrepreneur,I got the attention I needed and people began to believe. Could do it, and now just one of the ideas has taking me to india and back,my company is now registered with a board of directors,I’m signing deals with bigger telecom companies both in Nigeria,south/Africa,Ghana and others while I keep my low profile and hope for better days. Thanks.
DEJI MIKE ADEBAYO
CEO PHONELAB TECHNOLOGIES. Call us today on 08069133242.
MACOY M. MARK/ MALE/ KADUNA/ 33. When we were in the University our aim was to study hard,graduate with a good grade,finish our NYSC and pass out believing that a good Job will be waiting for us,we didn’t envisage the economy crisis of 2008, just like the 1935 great depression it came like a thief in the night,this is a common topic but am approaching it from a new view,some of us have been Jobless for a decade,while some of us that got lucky to get a job immediately after NYSC were later laid off during the 2008 economic crisis,especially in banks. We have graduates in nigeria,who are jobless and are becoming weary because of their unsuccessful Job hunt. You will see some graduates,who are meant to be working and establishing their own families Still leaving with their parents. They are not given the opportunity to move forward because of the economy of the nation. Many are pointing fingers at President Goodluck Jonathan blaming him of their present predicament,like a little lamb he is being led to slaughter. While some youths have resorted to be criminals. B.Sc holders are gradually becoming expendables in our country Nigeria. It is late almost too late to be looking for a job in Nigeria now. A temporary approach would have been to get a job worthwhile and raise capital but there’s UNEMPLOYMENT staring at d young chap’s face. Let’s look at the few solutions: (1)The government should provide more funds for youths to be able to manage entrepreneurs and also establish more acquisition centres where youth would be trained in different things like fashion,computer design,catering etc,(2)Other Massive orientation programmes should also be moved into action by the government. We all have heard these things, we have read it so much that its even annoying, but personally how have you contributed to the solution, because if your not contributing to the solution that means you are adding to the problem, also bear in mind that doing nothing is even worse. So today is another interactive session,I want to learn from you. What are the solutions to this problem? Poshmarilyn finally says, These three youths have made their points, let’s have yours! Let’s come together and proffer solutions on how to make a headway. Many Nigerian youths find it hard to get established, what is the way out? Be Enlightened! Be Inspired!! Be Motivated!!!- Marilyn Oma Anona