Sunday, 28 December 2014

Read What Obasanjo Is Asking Nigerian Entrepreneurs To Do

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has reportedly sent an urgent message to Nigerian entrepreneurs.
Olusegun Obasanjo
Olusegun Obasanjo
Obasanjo, while addressing participants at 2014 edition of leadership insight and experiences seminar organized by Entrepreneurs Organization of Nigeria (EON) in Abeokuta, Ogun State, urged entrepreneurs in the country not to be deterred by the myriad of challenges facing businesses today, particularly in Nigeria.

The elder states man further advised entrepreneurs to always see the abundant opportunities in the country waiting to be explored.

He used the medium to blame poor leadership for the nation’s economic plight, adding that the three factors majorly responsible for effective and responsible management of the economy or any worthy institution is leadership, leadership and leadership.

“We are witnessing a downturn in the economy now because the leadership has failed in its responsibility to deliver factors that will encourage entrepreneurship. If leadership is not okay, followership will be wrong and as they say in the military parlance there is no bad soldier but bad officers so the leadership must work to ensure the economy is well managed, that there is social cohesion, that the expectations of the youths and business leaders are met while also pursuing vigorously policies, laws and regulations that ensure sustenance of any investment in the economy,” Obasanjo said.

Speaking also at the event, Chairman of EON, Mr. Lere Baale, stated that entrepreneurs is the only way to transform the economy, and called on the Federal Government to give more support to them.
Meanwhile, the former president has been under various attacks following his newly published book, ‘My Watch’.

It would be recalled that the Chairman, Organisation and mobilisation committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in South West, Prince Buruji Kashamu, has presented a book to counter Obasanjo’s autobiography, ‘My watch’, which criticized President Goodluck Jonathan.

Also, Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka recently retaliated back with words concerning what Obasanjo said about him in his latest book,’My Watch’.

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