Learn A Skill, Not Everybody Will Get White Collar Jobs, Entrepreneur Tells Graduates
Engineer Kehinde Idowu, an Ogun based Entrepreneur has urged the Nigerian graduates to stop pursuing white collar jobs, adding that, there are many jobs an unemployed persons can do to “eke out living.”
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Of KO7 Limited also maintained that graduate should engage in whatever skill they can do to earn a living and stop wasting their time on getting white collar jobs.
He disclosed this at the weekend, while fielding questions from the journalists at the constellation event held at Super foods hall organized by the fresh graduands of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
While answering the question, based on the high level of unemployment in the society, he charged the graduates to learn any skills of their choice.
His words ”Stop pursuing white collar jobs, not every graduate can get white collar jobs, you can engage in any thing you feel like, I can’t mention, just anything that can fetch you money, you can start from somewhere and the sky is your stepping stone”
Idowu who also owns a construction company in Ogun lamented many graduates wait endlessly for white collar jobs that are reserved for the children in the country.
His words ”When I finished from my higher institution of, I didn’t bother on job seeking, I started from somewhere and thank God I am somebody today, now an Engineer and I have a construction company where I engage a lot of people, you can also start from somewhere, believe in your self and you will surely get to the top”
Engineer Kehinde also described the constellation as a welcome idea, adding that It would be an avenue for them (fresh graduands) to be exchange contacts for them to sustain lasting friendship.
”As you can see some of the graduands were given awards based on the skills they have already acquired in addition with their certificates, we have fashionista, hair dressers, entertainer, and many more, it will also ginger others to venture into trade of their choice”
He noted that Nigeria lacks Technicians, advising the Federal Government to take necessary step to get more Technicians in the country.