IBADAN – Dr Ayo Olude, a peer mentor and lecturer at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, on Wednesday in Ibadan advised Nigerian youths to channel their energy into useful ventures.
He advised the youths to turn their dreams into reality by acquiring skills along with their pursuit of university education.
“You must be well-informed, diligent and involved in training and skill acquisition,’’ he said.
He noted that with the right information they would be able to made good decisions and get good results.
“You must pay attention to those things you know how to do well because they will be your source of financial empowerment in the future.
“You must not rely on your parents’ inheritance because whatever they give you will only enhance you and not promote you.’’ [eap_ad_1] She also counselled them to eschew reckless spending, cultivate the habit of saving and endeavour to get the approval of their parents in whatever they do.
Miss Abiade Abiola, the chairperson of the NGO, said the idea of the programme was born out of the fact that she had to stay at home for four years before gaining admission to read law at the university.
She advised them to make maximal use of their great potential.
Twenty students received between N15,000 and 25,000 each to learn skills such as cooking, hair dressing, bead-making, photograph, printing and publishing. (NAN)[eap_ad_4]