UN peace ambassador urges FG to create vocational centres




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Lagos – A United Nations Peace Ambassador, Dr Oluwashogo Oyeniyi, on Thursday advised the Federal Government to create more jobs opening of additional vocational training to tackle unemployment.
Oyeniyi, popularly known as `Dr Shogo’, a comedian and master of ceremony, gave the advice in an interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
He said that the country presently needed young entrepreneurs, who could create jobs and reduce the unemployment statistics.
According to him, the vocational centre should be established in all the 774 local government areas in the country to train youths in various trade and skills.
He said that establishing such would increase gross domestic product.
Oyeniyi urged youths to also look inward, discover their potentials and become job creators.
“We need more job creators in Nigeria; our youths must think of what they can offer the country.
“Nigerian youths must be risk takers and stop giving excuses to remain unemployed.
“You must think of your life outside school and learn a skill or vocation while schooling.
“Start now; act now and stop giving excuses; believe in yourself and improve on your skills.
“Whatever course you are studying must synchronise your passion and talent to ensure speed and progress.
“To become a successful entrepreneur, you must be a risk taker; you must be passionate about what you want to do and venture into anything for love of money,’’ he said.
Oyeniyi said the love for quick riches has overshadowed many youths and they have become indolent.
“If you do something for the love of money and the money is forthcoming, you will be frustrated out of what you are doing.
“Youths must be highly passionate about what they do to become successful.
“Only your inner strength will make you last long when you go challenges.
“A good entrepreneur must be consistent in what they do to become an authority on the job,’’ he said. (NAN)