An industrialist, Mr Godwin Ezeemo has called on the youths to aspire to be job creators rather than placing themselves as job seekers always.
Ezeemo made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Umuchu, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra.
He described the idea of being job creators as possible if committed youths keyed in into it and seek ways of realising their dreams instead of waiting endlessly for white collar jobs.
Ezeemo said that the youths needed to develop interest in learning entrepreneurial skills that would make them self reliant and create jobs.
“It is all about creativity and self confidence,’’ he said.
He said that if the youths should hold a different view on seeking for white collar jobs and drive their passions, unemployment level would be drastically reduced.
Ezeemo said that too much emphasis had been placed on paper qualification and university degrees which had not done much good to the development of the economy.
He said that parents needed to encourage their children to enrol in courses they have natural inclination for instead of pushing them to take courses they struggle with.
Ezeemo said that government at all levels and industrialists should work in partnership to build lots of skills centres where interested youths could walk in and learn skills to be self reliant.
“Where such accomplishment is achieved, lots of locally produced products will flood the country’s markets and exportations of such products will be canvassed for revenue collection.
“Also the achievement will encourage the growth of indigenous firms that will increase jobs and bridge the gap of unemployment in the state,’’ he said.
Ezeemo said that introducing skill acquisitions among the youths would also boost the technology and industrial base of the country. (NAN)