The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), made a shocking revelation recently about where he would have ended up had he not pursued his law career.
According to him after graduating from University of Benin (UNIBEN) he was unemployed. His father then presented him with the opportunity to work with the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), which was at that time a dream job.
“I had a different passion and that was being in the courtroom; I therefore had to go for my dream to find a job that would help my career. It took me a while before I could get a job and that meant I was jobless for several months after NYSC,” he said at a group mentoring programme for enterpreneurs organised by Young Business Leaders of Nigeria (YBLN) in Lagos.
He, however, noted the failing education system in country and thus lauded the YBLN’s initiative in training young entrepreneurs for positive change in the country.
The immediate past Governor of Lagos State encouraged the young entrepreneurs to pursue their careers with a view to realising their potentials. “I am happy to see young people doing great things in their various areas of business. The better Nigeria, we hoped for begins with us,” Fashola told the 20 budding enterpreneurs.
The participants were full of excitement interacting with Fashola; one of them who is into fashion designing and label creation, Amina Abdulazeez, said, “I am happy to see his Excellency. I found him inspiring and I have been motivated by his words.” Another participant, Abraham Ogwu, said, “I feel honoured to be sitting with a great leader, all thanks to Young Business Leaders of Nigeria for this opportunity.”
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