Yenagoa—Ijaw youths have been admonished to think beyond oil and pursue entrepreneurship to meet their financial obligations as well as become self-reliant.
President of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), Prof. Benjamin Okaba said this Wednesday when he visited a Yenagoa-based media outfit, Closer TV owned by his newly-appointed special adviser on media, Mr. Johnson Ogbomade.
Okaba commended Ogbomade for venturing into media entrepreneurship and working hard to build his brand, which he says is gradually becoming a household name in the Niger Delta region.
“I am proud of the achievement you have made so far. Indeed, Closer TV is doing well in the media industry and I believe it will become a global brand considering the persistent effort you’re putting into it,” he said.
According to Okaba, “We need more of our youths to tow the path of entrepreneurship. Oil will phase out one day. And unknown to most of our people politics is not a sustainable means of income.
“Therefore Ijaw youths, whether educated or not, having a white collar job or not, need to embrace entrepreneurship to generate more legitimate income for themselves.”
Ogbomade, while appreciating the INC President for the visit, said it is a “demonstration of your humility, love and passion for the younger generation.”
The media entrepreneur described the visit as heartwarming, saying “it will spur me to work harder and make more exploits in the media industry.”