Why I took-up Centre for Leadership, Enterpreneurship ~ Ezeani
By Chidi Iheme
An astute entrepreneur and former member of the House of Representatives, Dr. ThankGod Ezeani, has decried the rising lack of opportunities for the youths. Ezeani, who represented Ideato Federal Constituency between 1999 and 2003, while speaking to newsmen over the weekend, revealed that he was moved to set up a center for leadership and entrepreneurship so as to intervene and arrest the situation by facilitating the creation of wealth and opportunities for the teeming young population.
His words: “Through the various programs of this Center, we impart leadership and life skills for success, and develop the entrepreneurial spirit amongst the youth through capacity building, upskilling and preparing them for the future.
“The surest path to sustainable youth development in this new age is to mentor our youths and train them to creatively initiate ideas, evaluate and develop organizational capabilities so as to exploit wealth-creating business opportunities under conditions of uncertainty,” Ezeani said.
Speaking further, the Uzii-born ex-lawmaker who holds the chieftaincy title of Ogbaturuenyi, averred that the entrepreneurs to emerge from the Center will create employment opportunities not only for themselves but for others as well. For him, the entrepreneurial activities will influence the country’s economic performance by bringing new products, methods, and production processes to the market and by boosting productivity and competition more broadly.
He therefore called on young people, especially from Orlu Zone of Imo State, to take advantage of the opportunities which the Center has availed them in order to better their lives and turn around the circumstances confronting the society at large.