In the true sense of Public Private Partnership (PPP), government in the three tiers must provide necessary support to private sector initiatives targeted at tackling the worsening unemployment situation in the country and its multiplier effects.
Giving this advice recently in Lagos was the managing director (MD) of MeritChoice Limited, Mr Gbeminiyi Oluwabusola, who lamented the poor state of infrastructure in the country and the absence of incentives to boost entrepreneurship.
At an empowerment summit organised by his company in Lagos recently, he lamented the poor power supply and state of the nation’s roads and land acquisition challenges, stressing that these deserve urgent attention.
During the programme, tagged “MeritChoice Profit Reloaded Summit, participants were enlightened on how to become self-employed through mini-importation, export, online businesses, and agriculture, among others.
Speaking at the event, the chief executive officer of Great World International, Mr Greatness Ileogben, stressed that the lack of initial capital is not a limitation when starting a business, but that the trader must have built trust, goodwill, and integrity to be able to attract financial assistance to start off a business.
MeritChoice’s MD stressed that the platform was created to ensure that the trainees take action towards their entrepreneurial ambition through the MeritChoice Entrepreneurs’ Network (MENET).
According to him, “The summit also took participants through how to join our cooperative society so as to enjoy business support and opportunities, like farming, at the MeritChoice Agric Villa Farmland. On November 27, 2015, we shall be having the ground breaking ceremony of our farm estate, the MeritChoice Agric Villa, Ogun State. We hope to run an integrated farm system which will be patterned after the Songhai Farm idea which we got when we had a tour of the Benin Republic, based farm last month.”
Source : Leadership