Youths have been enjoined to take proactive steps in seizing the mantle of leadership.
The call was made by a former governor of Cross River State and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) presidential candidate in next year’s general election, Mr. Donald Duke, and a managing partner with accounting firm Price Water and Coopers, Mr. Uyi Akpata. It was at a reception held in honour of Mr. Bode Olanipekun, to celebrate his elevation to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Also, while moderating the discussion on how the youths can seize opportunities amid obstacles against growth in the nation, Dr. Oladapo Olanipekun (SAN), threw pertinent questions at the panelists.
Akpata noted that the youths are afraid to take on challenges that seem to place them at a vantage position. He noted that they are often overwhelmed by the circumstances that could be political, environmental and psychological. He added that good education is a springboard to lift the youths to an enviable position, but the will and confident to excel must also be inculcated in them.