BEDROCK INITIATIVE HOSTS PETER OBI, UMEOGU, ENGR CHIDOMERE & OTHERS AT OWERRI BUSINESS WEEK.
EDUCATION IS THE MOST CRITICAL THING YOU CAN DO FOR THE SOCIETY, BECAUSE IT CHANGES THE SOCIETY SAYS PETER OBI
Presidential candidate of Labour Party in the February 25, 2023 presidential election, Mr Peter Obi has said that education is the most critical thing you can do for the society, because it changes the society.
Obi, a former Governor of Anambra state and Presidential candidate of Labour Party, stated this during his interaction with youths in Imo State during the Owerri Business Week Conference, held over the weekend.
According to Mr. Obi, Nigeria has all it takes to be a great nation but the nation’s greatest setback was bad leadership, corruption and poor policy implementation. Corruption kills Entrepreneurship, professionalism and hardwork. He said .
Speaking on the Theme: “Build To Last”, Obi shared on need for business owners to create Value “Do your business in what you know not because people are making money from it . He stated that one of the greatest asset of a great leader is the ability to learn. He also advised business owners to seek ways to improve their business.
Obi said he was able to record great success within a short period of time as a Governor because of his willingness to learn from others.
“Our leaders have continued to talk about our problems yet they have not found solution to the problems”, he said.
The former Governor, however advised youths to remain steadfast and be ready to contribute meaningfully to the growth of the nation.
He commended the Founder/ Convener of Bedrock Initiative, Mr Ikenna Okechukwu, and assured the group of his continued support.
The MD/Ceo of Pamtech,
Engr. Chidomere Ndubuisi in his speech explained how to build a lasting business.
He said a thriving business operates on three fundamental elements- Departments (Body), Customer Service (Soul) and Organizational culture (Spirit)
He averred that customer service provides emotional connections to customers and team members, ensuring loyalty and satisfaction.
He also emphasized the need for every Entrepreneur to have a mentor, who would guide him on best ways to get things right and achieve desired growth in business.
Mr Obinna Ukachukwu shared valuable insights on how to build credibility that helps one build a business that could last.
He said “for one to build a lasting business, you must have a story to learn from.”
Also speaking at the event, Senator Athan Achonu shared from his wealth of experience as a business man with diverse experience.
According to Sen Achonu, Owerri Business Conference is in sync with the vision of ‘Aku Ruo Ulo’, as it is all about business development and investments in the state.
“I am for anything investment, development, and youth inclusivity, especially in small business development which is a key aspect of our agenda for Imo State towards curbing the current unemployment levels.
“This is achievable with smart business sense, excellence in leadership and unrelenting purpose to ensure enhanced ease of doing business in addition to projects that will help excite the youthful business hubs around the state. “
“Such projects in our plan for Imo State include – a Creativity Portal that aggregates all the creative businesses (Creative Arts, entertainment, music, etc); Youth Creativity Hubs and Technology Parks in the three Senatorial Zones.
Arise Africa Newspaper reports that other prominent guests at the conference included: Mr Ugochukwu Umeogu, Amb Dr George Smart Obinna, Obinna Ukachukwu, Ken Onyeali Ikpe, Sam Amadi etc.
Owerri Business Week conference had over 3,000 young people in attendance. It is a youth-driven initiative aimed at inspiring the younger and indigenous entrepreneurs to do better in terms of business development.