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Gift Oba, Abeokuta
The CEO, Pelican Valley Nigeria Limited, Dr. Babatunde Adeyemo, has implored Nigeria youth to avoid the ‘Get Rich Quick scheme’ but rather make plans, nurture it and watch it grow
Adeyemo made the appeal on Sunday while receiving the ‘Awokose Odua’ Yorubaland Leadership Award 2022 from Flashlight Entertainment held at Continental Suites Abeokuta, the state capital.
While appreciating the convener, he stressed that youth can make it, without defrauding saying that one does not need to break the bank to become successful.
“I feel elated receiving this award, this is actually the 21st award am receiving within three months and I believe its well deserved and proves the fact that patience is indeed important.
“it is possible to make it in life even with this difficult climate all you need is to take it step by step, plant, nurture it and at the end of the day it would grow.
“You don’t need to break the bank to become successful , i started seven years ago with 2.5 million and here i am today, so our youth should always remember that they can make it in this country without defrauding.
The real estate guru, however explained that in life, time can never be taken as one would have to make it mature over time
“ One of the challenges I have working with youths is that some of them don’t want to buy time with what ever they are doing, they want to mature within one or two, three years forgetting that I didn’t get here overnight it took me almost 7 years but they don’t want to see that, all they want is to get rich within a twinkle of an eye and at the end of the day they loose it all.
“I use to tell my people that you can acquire a G-wagon today and become wretched tomorrow,all you need to do is relax, invest that money for G-wagon and wait for additional three or four years then you would be able to buy even five G-wagons without any issue”.
He however, urged Nigerian youth in diaspora to remember their father’s land as no one apart from them can correct the wrong in the country, adding that the “JAPA” syndrome would not help in a long run.
Meanwhile, Sunday Adebamiro, a former house of assembly aspirant from Ijebu East, an awardee at the event also called on youth to come into politics,adding that “this is right time, gone are the days we say politics is a dirty game, it’s our civil right to be part of it, play your roles,vote and even contest for elections”.
The Asiwaju of Orile Imo and Adele Oloko of Orile Oko, Chief Olakunle Olalekan was also awarded at the event.
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