Employment: Church tasks government, stakeholders on entrepreneurship

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By Emmanuel Oloniruha

The Catholic Brothers United of St Agnes Catholic Church, Maryland, Lagos, has urged government and other relevant agencies to embark on strategic plans to make entrepreneurship an engine of employment generation.

The Chairman, Organising Committee of the church annual lecture series, Mr Gabriel Akhumegie, made the call in a statement in Abuja.

Akhumegie said that one of the ways to boost employment was to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of the citizens.

He said that in the light of the above, the church was set to hold its Annual Lecture series with the theme, ” The topic of the lecture Is, “Entrepreneurship drive: Tool for mitigating unemployment for National growth.”

He said that the choice of the topic of the event slated for Oct. 22, in the church premises, was hinged on the fact that, for a country to grow and develop, employment plays a key role.

“It is believed that one of the ways to boost employment is to encourage the entrepreneural spirit of the citizens.

“So, government and other relevant agencies should embark on strategic plans to make entrepreneurship an engine of employment generation.”

He said that Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo State would be the Chief Guest of Honour of the day, while the former Managing Director of Eco Bank Plc, Mr Patrick Akinwuntan, would be the Chairman of the occasion.

Akhumegie added that three seasoned and experienced technocrats would be discussing the topic, with Rev. Fr. George Ehusani, the Director of Lux Terra Leadership Foundation, as the moderator.

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He listed the three discussants to include Mr Nelson Akerele, the Chief Executive Director of Royal Exchange Prudential Life Assurance Plc.

Others are Dr Mrs Omotayo Omotosho, former Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Commission ( NTDC); Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, Partner, Apis Partner LLP & former Chairman, Renmoney MFB L.td.

Also expected in attendance according to him, is Sen. Emmanuel Agboti as the Father of the day.

According to him, Dame Emmanuella Fashola, wife of former governor of Lagos State, who also is a Patroness of Catholic Brothers United (CBU) would be the Mother of the day.(NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Isaac Aregbesola

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