Igbogbo Students’ Union Organizes Seminar To Guide Youths On Alternative Career Choice


Comrade Adeleke Aroyewun (standing), delivering the keynote address at the seminar. Sitting were speakers and other guests

Youths in Ikorodu division have been urged to embrace alternative career choices to make them economically empowered and impact on the national and global economies.

This was the message of the leadership of Igbogbo Students’ Union (ISU) that organized a career seminar for the youths across the division on Saturday, June 29,2019, at the Olorunfunmi Basorun Hall, Oreyo Grammar School, Igbogbo.

The theme of the seminar was “Alternative Career Choice 2019”.

According to the organisers, the seminar was aimed at creating a population that believes in being their own masters and would go by the way of entrepreneurship and in turn liberate the entire nation economically since  government cannot be depended on solely for solutions to unemployment.

Participants at the well-attended seminar were young school leavers, undergraduates and fresh graduates, through whom the organisers intend  to create a population that believes in being their own masters by venturing into entrepreneurship and find solutions to the massive unemployment rate in the country.

The seminar had a general session on entrepreneurship and also  syndicate sessions to disentangling the complex nature in Real estates, Mini importation, Digital marketing, Project Management among others.

Comrade Adeleke Aroyewun, in his keynote address on behalf of the working committee, gave a background on each line of businesses to be discussed and also gave insights on what to expect from each speaker.

The first speaker at the seminar, Mr Gbenga Awokoya, the Business Development Manager of AIICO Insurance Plc, discussed the core essentials of entrepreneurship.

He started his presentation by charging the audience never to allow their backgrounds put their back on the ground.

He explained positive steps to becoming a successful entrepreneur, especially the need for discipline, integrity and reliability in business.

Awokoya also laid emphasis on business registration and its importance and also offered to be of assistance in helping as many people as possible to register their business names at the easiest and cheapest possible rate.

Mr Frederick Eghosa, the Lead Project Coordinator, Archlinks Digital Tech /Serial Entrepreneur,  spoke extensively on the idea of mini-importation from China, especially how the business can start with as low as #10,000, taking advantage of the newly launched packages by Ali Baba group.

He stated the need to have an existing business as a condition preceding learning Digital marketing.

Speakers, members of the Igbogbo Students’ Union and some of the participants in group photograph after the seminar

He assured the audience of his availability for the next edition of the seminar to give a comprehensive lecture on Digital Marketing, during which the participants would,  according to him, have put into good use their knowledge in Digital Marketing.

 Hon.Mathew Arowolo, Chief Executive Officer, Crystal Properties and Councillor representing Ward C4,Igbogbo/Baiyeku Local Development Area (LCDA), discussed the key strategies of becoming a real estate entrepreneur.

He succinctly appraised the importance of innovation, curiosity and taking risks in business.

Hon. Arowolo further used his humble background to justify his submission on determination in the face of challenges and obstacles as a necessary tool to attain financial independence.

 Other eminent personalities at the seminar were, Mr Oke Toyyib, Hon.Adeyemi Oshodi, Leo Olawale Adeniji, Mr Idowu Hammed, Mr Kabir Ibrahim, Ibrahim Balogun and Eniola Abowaba Aare among others.

Hon. Mathew Arowolo, Chief Executive Officer, Crystal Properties and Councillor representing Ward C4,Igbogbo/Baiyeku Local Development Area (LCDA) in group photograph with student participants

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