A pioneer member of the Recyclers Association of Nigeria and a Fellow of the International Institute of Information Management, Nigeria Institute of Enterprise Management and Analytic with various local and international certification on Green Economy, Ambassador Lawrence Onwukwem has been speaking on need for self-employment as a positive fall-out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to him, “the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic which drastically slowed down our rising economic tempo made it paramount for all to stand on their toes and make haste while the sun shines in not just searching for employment opportunities but also becoming employers of Labour.
“It is very important now for an individual to have a particular skillset even after going to school in order to thrive better today. The era of gallivanting around in searching for jobs is fast dwindling away, self productive individuals are positioning themselves at the frontiers of the economic market, gradually becoming the price determining factor to drive growth.
“As an advocate for environmental services & youth sustainability/empowerment, it’s quite easy to understand the direction of our industry knowing fully well that everyone must be on their toes to make ends meet as the nation pedals to recover from this downturn.
“All I am saying in a nutshell, youths should not just finish school and move around looking for jobs, the society does not condone that anymore, marry your degree with a skill set that will keep you relevant in the market industry you find yourself. Staying sharp and alert to alternative opportunities means you must be ready at all fronts to succeed”.
In his reaction to the just concluded Green-spring Group’s Youth Mentorship Series as Guest Speaker, Ambassador Onwukwem, himself an astute employer of Labour to reckon with, touched on tenacity and persistence as a way to drive entrepreneurial goals.
“The virtual symposium we had on the 17th of September 2021, was actually meant to empower youths in growing their ideal business choice on variety of ways. Hitting on the topic ‘Building a business that last’ I was able to marry my life experiences to visionary goals which kept me stable and focus to realising my business objectives.
“It was a platform for me to engage over 50,000 individuals alongside other prestigious Nigerian luminaries on the essence of aiming at absolute success in business. Knowing that failing is not the end of the world, it should be seen as a stepping stone to wax over time experience, the platform was used to impact the youths on areas of business management, exposure and building oneself as a brand, staying rugged and dogged to face the basic challenges before embracing subsequent accomplishments.
“My philosophy to life is for every man to stay in their own corridor and work according to their capacity, Do what pleases you but not at the detriment of anyone. Happiness is an individual thing, it’s personal depending on what makes us happy just as our minds are different,” he concluded.