By Sodiq Lawal
Former Registrar of National Business for Technical Education Board,NABTEB NABTEB and Pro-Chancellor, Governing Council, Igbinedion University, Okada, Professor Olu Aina has called on youths of Ile Ife to acquire productive skills that will position them to become highflyers in corporate governance.
Aina charged the youths in chart with Ife City News reporter after a programme organised by Oduduwa University in memory of late Oba Sijuwade Okunade at Agbo Odeyemi in Ile Ife.
He said rather than staying glued to social media and entertainment, youths must learn to develop themselves mentally to be sufficiently equipped for skilled functions and corporate governance.
He charged the youths to acquire the mentality of starting small, taking time to grow, thereby developing their decision- making skills instead of begging for handouts.
Aina who said he was sympathetic with youths for bearing the brunt of the prevailing economic climate in the country, blamed many youths for being indolent.
He lamented that youths of today engaged in all sorts of social misdemeanor instead of productive ventures that could better their lives, saying it was pathetic that some youths, aged 35 to 40, still depend on their parents and guardians to eke out a living instead of the other way round.
He however urged Ife youths to desist from any social vices that can breach peace in the ancient city.