The deputy speaker of the Ekiti state House of Assembly, Honourable Hakeem Jamiu, has advised youths in the country to be circumspect in choosing their careers in life.
He explained that for youths to be successful and make greater exploits, passion and interest must be their yardsticks when choosing careers.
Jamiu stated this while delivering a lecture titled, ‘Positioning the Youth for Prosperous Economic Future’ as part of activities for the 2019 Igede-Ekiti day celebration.
The deputy speaker added that youths must be innovative and ready to embrace the most decent and responsible ways of acquiring wealth, instead of cutting corners by involving in illicit acts to make money.
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He lamented the increasing involvement of young Nigerians in internet fraud, saying the society had failed over the years in mentoring and putting in them the needed good values.
He said: ” I strongly advise our youth to be guided in the choice of careers. Only go for a career that you are passionate about and make responsible figures in the society your mentors. The future is bright only if you as young people are ready to go back to the modest and decent way of acquiring wealth by being innovative.
“If we had paid attention to our youths by mentoring them and bringing out the best in them and bringing out the best in them in their adolescence stage in accordance with the principles of positive youth development, we would not today have ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’ youths and youths who engage in other fraudulent practises all in a bid to make quick money.”
Jamiu while urging youth to embrace skills by enrolling in Technical colleges resuscitated by the Kayode Fayemi-led government in the state, said skilled education was important for individuals to survive in the present economic realities in Nigeria.