Under 45 CEO Business Leaders Summit Ends In Anambra State

By Chinwe Onuigbo, Awka

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Patience, determination, hard work and diligence have been identified as the basic principles for young entrepreneurs to thrive.


These formed the key points at the just concluded under forty-five Chief Executive Officers Business Leaders Summit held at the Archbishop C.J. Patterson Auditorium, All Saints Cathedral Onitsha, Anambra state.


The under forty-five Chief Executive Officers Business summit was hosted by the Ultimate Destiny Up-lifter Foundation to build young entrepreneurs on how to use their skills to develop value that would impact the society.


The summit with the theme “Business Purpose and Profitability, the Key for Business Sustainability” attracted top business executives in the state including the chairman Emos Best Company, Bishop Emmanuel Obiora, the Former President, Transcorp PLC Dr. Valentine Ozigbo among others.


Identify The Needs

In a lecture, Bishop Emmanuel Obiora said meeting the people’s need is vital in any business venture, pointing out that for a business to be sustained the entrepreneur must first identify the needs of the people and how the products would satisfy that need.

Bishop Obiora who is also the Founder Life of Faith Bible Church, while recounting his journey in the business Industry cautioned young entrepreneurs against procrastination and delay which he said kills great ideas.


Other speakers at the summit, the Director-General, Onitsha Business School, Professor Olusegun Sogbesan, the President Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture Sir Kelvin Obieri represented by the Vice President, Dr. Sunny Nwachukwu spoke extensively on the importance of building good customer relationship, adding that morals and values must be attached to the services rendered in order to satisfy the needs of customers.


They encouraged young entrepreneurs to always seek more knowledge through research, mentorship and also explore and exploit opportunities that come their way for positive use.


Speaking to journalists, the President Ultimate Destiny Up-lifters Foundation Africa, Dr Smart Ezuma said the aim of the summit is to re-awaken the consciousness of entrepreneurship among the young people and also help young entrepreneurs develop ideas that will improve their living standards.

Dr. Ezuma frowned at the rate at which young Nigerians engage in online fraud and other criminal activities and advised the young people to channel their energy to productivity and developing value impacting ideas.


Others who spoke to journalists including the Manager NIRSAL Microfinance Bank, Mr. Tochukwu Akunna and some participants, described the submit as insightful and encouraged young entrepreneurs never to quit, but instead seek positive alternative.

Lateefah Ibrahim