From Paul Osuyi, Asaba
Some business professionals have stressed the need to make entrepreneurship as a compulsory subject to be taught from secondary schools to tertiary institutions across the country.
They spoke in Warri, Delta State at an event tagged Market Place and Business Linkage Forum to mark the Global Entrepreneurship Week.
The event was organised by Doctor Fish Agric Consult in collaboration with the Delta State Business Development Service Providers. It featured speakers from PIND Foundation and Nigerian Export Promotion Council among others.
Chief Executive Officer of Doctor Fish Agric Consult, Israel Yusuf, called on government to create an enabling environment that will help businesses grow.
Besides, he implored the government to wake up to policy formulation and implementation to facilitate economic growth.
He explained that the forum was an opportunity for people to collaborate, learn, network, share ideas as “we believe that entrepreneurs thrive here in Warri as the story is gradually changing.”
Speaking with journalists, Dr. Charles Apoki said entrepreneurship was not for everybody but only for those who showed interest.
Apoki emphasised that entrepreneurship should be made compulsory in schools just like mathematics.
On his part, Mr. Patrick Ekpe of PIND Foundation, called on young entrepreneurs to be diligent especially in the dwindling Nigerian economy, and continue to do their best in order to succeed.
The Global Entrepreneurship Week is an annual event anchored in Nigeria by the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), Pan-Atlantic University to serve as a platform to collaborate and engage with organisations, individuals and entrepreneurs to expose people to the path of entrepreneurship and facilitate access to capital and resources for growth.
The week-long activities featured GEW walk, teens outreach, business linkages, women enterprise worship, business clinic, virtual and physical enterprise summit and mentorship class.