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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Durotoye applauds Etisalat on youth empowerment

internationalLY acclaimed motivational speaker, Mr. Fela Durotoye applauded Etisalat Nigeria on youth empowerment.

Durotoye who spoke at the a career summit sponsored by Etisalat for the Batch A corps members of the National Youth Service Corps in Lagos state, as lead speaker, over weekend, said that the forum tagged “9JA career summit” career talk opportunity
like this presents an advantage for the Nigerian graduates.

And for a company like Etisalat to channel its resources in this direction, is a strong indication that the company believes in the Nigerian youth and its future.

“I am more than grateful and on behalf of Nigeria, I say thank you Etisalat,” he declared.

Durotoye who is the founder of Visible Impact charged the corps members to create positive change wherever they find themselves and reposition their careers for national significance. Also speaking, Director, Learning and Development, National
Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Mrs. Oyegbamgbose Jemeribe, enjoined the youth corps members to be focused as they move ahead in their career.

The summit was organized in partnership with E-Green Ltd, a sustainable human capital and corporate investment management firm and executed through Mind the Gap (MTGap), a career mentoring project aimed at improving the leadership and problem solving skills of youth corps members, the summit also had Olumuyiwa Olulaja of KPMG as one of the speakers.

Equally speaking, Chief Commercial Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Wael Ammar, said,

“We’re interested in the total development of our graduates”, stressing that the success of the event elicits a satisfactory feeling.

He pointed out that the response of the corps members was indeed overwhelming and is a strong indication that they value what they have gained from the speakers.

“We hope that through this summit, the youth will be inspired, motivated and enlightened to create the needed positive change wherever they find themselves, through their chosen career, thus contributing to economic and national development,” he said.

In his contribution, the Principal Partner, E-Green Ltd., Mr. Tayo Olosunde explained that the objective of the summit is to provide a mainstream platform whereby youths could reposition their careers for national significance.

“The call of this generation is the pursuit of greatness by realigning their personal aspirations towards national aspirations. To achieve this, there is need to regroup, retain, retool and refocus this vast manpower into a dynamic workforce that will drive our future economic growth and development. It is a priceless support we are getting from Etisalat for a ground breaking event such as this” he said.


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