FG poised to engage youth on entrepreneurship – Osinbajo

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed the resolve of the Federal Government to inculcate the entrepreneurial spirit among the Nigerian youth. This is coming just as he stated that the focus of the Federal Government should also be on ensuring that young Nigerians are well-trained in whatever discipline or professional calling they may chose.

This forms the major plank of a press statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande obtained by BLACKFACE on Thursday.

In it, the vice president noted the importance of entrepreneurship, saying, “We should emphasize training too, solid training. For whatever you are, you can be the best in it…. Building the very best minds should be the focus.”

According to Osinbajo “If you are a graduate of history, you should be so well-trained to be the best historian,” the VP said during a research presentation to him by Course 24 Participants of the National Defence College.

“I think we should bear in mind also that even if you are not an entrepreneur, but you are competent in whatever your field of endeavour or whatever your discipline is, if you are well-trained in any type of profession, you are a major contributor to the GDP, you are a major contributor to the well being of the society,” the VP declared.

While commending the participants for their research titled “Youth Bulge in Nigeria: Implications for National Security,” Prof. Osinbajo added that government would “still continue to maintain focus on very good solid training so that whatever you are, you can contribute to the society.”

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