-The House of Representatives hopeful in 2019 general elections, Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal constituency of Kogi State, Hon. Wemi Jones, FCIB was a guest speaker in a live chat organised by the NYCN Kabba-Bunu Chapter titled “Youth Empowerment and opportunities in Agriculture Business”.
The Managing Director, Ibietan Farms Ltd. in his opening salvo at the live chat, was elited and highly humbled to be honoured as the pioneer speaker in the median edition of the motivational/business talk of the group on Thursday 24th May, 2018.
Hon. Jones took the audience at the forum through the torrent of questions raised while the session lasted. A fellow, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB) told the platform that agriculture is our core occupation in Okun land. He noted that it was an area in which we have comparative advantage. He charged the youths to have a huge population of willing and hardworking that can take advantage of the enormous potential that Agriculture offers. “What is then required is the provision of the missing link which is motivation and sustainable empowerment”, he said.
“The Irorun De” point man and an APC aspirant at the next year general elections, enjoined the youths particularly on the platform and Okun in general to take their destiny of life in their hands as youths need to realised that success is a continuous and life time journey. He further x-rayed the importance of empowerment such as reduction in poverty, quality education, good governance, reduction in crime rate/improved security, national growth, technological development, job/employment creation amongst others.
Hon. Jones believed that empowerment could come in form of smile, being positive, challenge others, encourage creativity/initiatives, participation, live outside your comfort zone to mention a few. He said, he does not believe in doling out cash and other materials when you have other channels that could make lives meaningful and impactful.
On the side of government he said, it must provide critical infrastructure and create enabling environment that will encourage investments in agric value chain.
Team Wemi Jones Media Group senior correspondent who monitored the live chat reported that Comr. Olowosegun Raymond Ayomide, Chairman NYCN Kabba/Bunu Local Government Chapter closed the session with fulled of thanks to the guest speaker for taking time out of your busy schedule to impact positively in tonight’s program. He also urged Hon. Jones to be available whenever the platform call on him.