Plateau State: S-B-O Foundation offers entrepreneurship training to 12,600
Sunday Bala Oma Foundation, a non-governmental organization, has offered to give entrepreneurship education to over 12,600 persons in Plateau State. Twenty-six (26) of the beneficiaries would be from selected secondary schools in the state.
The Foundation said the candidates are currently undergoing training, while a few have received entrepreneurship education training with the collaboration of foreign donors.
Founder of the NGO, Mr Sunday Bala Oma, disclosed this during the 7th annual seminar for students held at Bishops Court in Jos North on Saturday.
He called for public and private partnership and for a law to create terminal parks in all the strategic entering points to truck drivers, stressing that, the development would help to reduce motor traffic jams and accidents and roads maintenance in the state capital.
Mr Oma said that “if these laws are on ground, government can address challenges of traffic halt up, which had continued to destroy our major roads.”
The founder of the Foundation also assured the upcoming generation of students that “Nigeria will be great again by our individual contributions towards rebuilding the country.”
He said Nigeria, which is the “Giant of Africa,” has suffered years of woeful leadership, with the progress of training and retraining of school students, and that entrepreneurship education is to arrest youth restiveness.
According to him, every individual was inspired with the mandate also under obligation to leave indelible footprint on the sands of time before his or her time elapses.
Mr Oma cautioned the students to see themselves as “great leaders of tomorrow,” who will want to leave behind a landmark, but should record their achievement under the intense pressure and challenges.
He also asserted that the teaching of the Bible reveals so many stages of life where Joseph was sold by his own brothers but his dream of greatness never left him because he was focused and resilient to achieve success, while assuring that, “God is always the solution to our problems.”
Mr Oma urged the students never to stop dreaming, even if they are born from rich or poor parents, by encouraging inspiration that will come either from the Bible of those we read about them.
He stated that, out of the 12,600 numbers of those that were targeted to be empowered on basic skills acquisition program, 1,280 have already benefited.
In furtherance, he revealed that 90 percent opportunities have been wasted on insulting government, but it’s only a few that understand the current recession, which is to shape the human existence, adding that, the qualities of change agents include: “They have dream user, they have mission, they have a daily spirit (adventure), they have a ‘never quitting’ attitude, they are full of inspiration and they are never satisfied with status quo.”
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