Students have been implored to create jobs of their own rather than becoming prospective future job seekers.
Babatunde Adeyemo, CEO Pelican Valley Nigeria Limited, who also doubles as an anti-corruption ambassador, made the appeal on Wednesday as a guest speaker at the Nobel House College Career’s Day held on the school’s campus in Abeokuta.
Adeyemo while stressing on the importance of capturing the interest of young one in interest in entrepreneurship, urged the students to consider being employers of labour as it is one of the most reliable strategies to help them reach their first million dollars at a young age and also turn them into future billionaires.
The real estate guru also cited the popular afro beat star David Adeleke, better known by his stage name Davido, who was reported to have signed his first multimillion-naira endorsement agreement at the age of 16, and challenged the young students to beat the popular singers record as a potential young realtor.
His words: “I am here today to guide and implore you to see real estate business as an opportunity. However, without integrity and good character, you may have a problem. I have been into this business for over ten years, and I have been honest with my customers. I have not disappointed any of them. My integrity and good character speak for me. Real estate business is lucrative, I started with 2.5 million to the glory of God. We have now grown to be household name.
“I want to urge you to be versatile. When you leave here you are going to the universities of your choice. It is important you have to start developing your integrity and character because it is very important. We have so many personalities who made their first millions at tender age, and you can also be part of them if you are consistent, ” he concluded.
The Pelican boss also educated the students on the value of real estate in nation-building, particularly in addressing Nigerians’ housing needs and exhorted them to return home informing their parents and guardians of the benefits of choosing Pelican Valley as their first choice when purchasing landed property.