Nigerian youth have been advised to never give up their dreams, but keep pushing till it becomes a reality.
CEO Rising Prime, Mr. Israel Akinde gave the advice during the Rising Prime 3-Day Workshop which ended at the Kaduna State University in Kaduna on Saturday.
“Rising Prime is here to tell you that no matter how difficult it is, do not give up on your dreams. When people see what you can offer, they would rally round and support you,” he said.
Mr. Akinde said that the workshop was being organized in his bid to build capacity in youth through which they can become self reliant.
He said that he started a motivational Tv programme, Rising Prime on AIT Kaduna but had push to get air time on Silverbird Tv and recently on BEN TV London, to reach a wider and global audience.
Akinde explained that his personal story of a humble beginning that saw him rise from being a nobody that attended a public school to someone who now inspires many is one that should tell the youth that they can rise beyond even their own expectations.
The Rising Prime CEO said that the unique thing about the 3-day workshop is that it not only taught the participants how to make products for sale, but also integrated marketing skills and how to take advantage of their unique selling points.
“Rising Prime Workshop has taught participants how to become entrepreneurs. They were taught how to keep pushing and never give up,” he said.
While speaking to newsmen, he lamented the turn out of participants, describing it as an unfortunate development for a state like Kaduna that prides itself as a ‘Centre of Learning’.
“Initially, this would have been done in Abuja but we decided to bring it to Kaduna hoping that the youth would turn out overwhelmingly, but to be honest, I am disappointed with the turn-out,” he said.
He however said that he was happy that those present were positioned to become SME owners in the short run and industry leaders in the long run.
CEO BEN TV London, Dr. Alistair Soyode earlier while declaring the workshop open, charged the youth to remain focused as they were the only ones to salvage Nigeria out of its present economic woes.