Lagos – Ms Bunmi Oladele, an entrepreneur, has expressed disappointment at the lack of commitment by some Nigerian youths seeking employment and training in the shoe manufacturing sub-sector.
Oladele, a shoe manufacturer, made the observation on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the on-going Lagos International Trade Fair.
She said that the nonchalant attitude of the youths she employed in her business almost brought it to its knees.
“The youths I employed almost wrecked my business; because of the poor job done on some customers’ shoes, I had to refund their money.
“As I speak, I have laid off all my workers. I am shopping for new ones who have passion and can deliver in the shortest possible time,’’ Oladele said.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
She noted that the quest for immediate gratification and the urgency to make it big in life had deprived the youths of the passion and commitment they needed to excel in the shoe making industry.
Oladele said that the shoe industry in Nigeria had the potential to reduce unemployment and contribute to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
She expressed concern that most young folks have wrong perception of life and reality, adding that this was affecting their ability to acquire relevant skills for productivity.
The entrepreneur declared that creative work and producing products that customers would love required patience and diligence. (NAN)