Piqued by a large number of youths at the Lekki area that refuse to fend for themselves, but rather rely on the wealth of their parents, Lekki Phase 1 Resident’s Association (LERA) has unveiled plans to get their children to imbibe the culture of hard work.
The association recently, unveiled plans to organise IT ceritfied institutions to get its youths trained, a move aimed at curbing unemployment issues in the country and preparing the youths for typical workplace employment.
The Chairman of LERA, Olubunmi Ajose, flayed youths who relied on their parent’s wealth for breakthroughs, without making efforts to acquire theirs through hard work or develop the right disposition to become future chief executives of the inheritance.He made the remark at a programme organised by the association’s Publicity and Social Committee, with the theme: “The making of the CEOs-The birth, growth, mentoring and launch out of a CEO toward a sustainable economy.”
Ajose said no chief executive is born successful without hard work, adding that because the youths in their area have access to multiple funds from their parents, they don’t want to struggle to work for their own money.Stating that the development was too bad, he described them as “lazy”, noting that they are not ready to be groomed to work for their money.
“As I sit here, I have almost 80 people working for me and there is no single person from this estate. The children of rich people don’t work and they don’t even apply for work. It is very wrong that we have to go far away to look for people that will work for us,” he said.
For the plans underway, he explained that it is very bad that they have to look for the low class cadre and young apprentices that will be ready to learn and be groomed to become future CEOs through hard work.
“This meeting does not just directly make one a chief executive, but you have to start from scratch. So, what stops the youths in this area? The ball is now in our court and we have to start now,” he said.
The Chairman, LERA Publicity and Social Committee, Chika Idalah-Allison, stated that the association is a platform to help proffer solutions to corporate organisations and residents of Lekki phase 1.According to her, the event was aimed at bringing the employed and unemployed together to generate something for themselves.
“If the white collar jobs are no more there, we have to generate something for ourselves and we want to step out to help the government of Nigeria.”If we must solve the problem, we must start from somewhere. It is not all about connecting your child to get a job, we should train them at early age to start thinking of how to be a boss,” she said.