Focus on self employment, entrepreneur tells youths

The Chief Executive Officer of Blackwave Security Services Limited, Willabo Apelebiri, a leading private security company, has called on all youths to focus on creating an entrepreneurial community that will reduce the unemployment level in Nigeria in the next few years.

Apelebiri made this call at the 2023 Nigerian Youth Entrepreneurship Summit  in Lagos.

He noted that entrepreneurship is the key to unlocking the potential of Nigeria’s young people.

“By starting their own businesses, young people can create jobs for themselves and others, and contribute to the growth of the Nigerian economy,” he said.

According to Apelebiri, entrepreneurship can help to reduce crime and social unrest, thereby giving young people a positive outlet for their energy, entrepreneurship can help to keep them off the streets and out of trouble.

He urged the government to do more to support young entrepreneurs, adding that government should provide access to finance, training, and mentorship to young people who want to start their own businesses. He said government must create an enabling environment for entrepreneurship to thrive.

 “The government should reduce taxes and regulations, and make it easier for young people to start and grow their businesses, “he insisted.

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