Youths urged to activate innate capacities, talents for societal, economic productivity

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Youths urged to activate innate capacities, talents for societal, economic productivity
Ambassador urges African Youths to activate innate capacities, talents for societal, economic productivity

By Bright Wealth

Youths have been charged to take their place as leaders, equip themselves and activates talents as a measure for socioeconomic, political and national development.

Convener, Thinkation, Dr. Unyime-Ivy King, said doing that would enable them develop their entrepreneurial abilities thereby creating opportunities that would be beneficial to their immediate environment, the larger community and boosting the nation’s GDP.

She said this at a media parley, yesterday, ahead of Thinkation 2024, organised by Ubong King Foundation, themed ‘Switch It On’ to hold on Saturday 27.

Against the backdrop of the economic instability ravaging the world, especially Africa, she stressed on the need for young people to be weaned from a dependency mindset to more productivity.

“In Nigeria for instance the naira is highly devalued due to the rising dollar exchange rate, and on the political scene there’s been so much political tidal waves. On a daily basis, major events that disrupt the economic stability of the country and the world at large, keep breaking out.

It takes a lion heart for one to venture into entrepreneurship in Nigeria and beyond in the face of such debilitating circumstances.

“Africans all over the world, are celebrated for being well educated and for high and excellent performances in the educational spheres, but sadly, a lot of her communities, remain impoverished and underdeveloped. The challenges is not caused by what we do not have, but what we have failed to utilise because our thinking process is impaired by a mindset that only thinks of today, lives for the here and now, and lacks futuristic thinking!” she added.

According to King, a mind that has been trained to think critically, is one that has been stretched and can take on challenging situations and think through to working solutions. Thinking critically and thinking through is a critical component for success.

THINKATION is a creative merger of THINKING + EDUCATION. We believe that thinking is the missing component in our young minds and businesses today and that is why we are painstakingly putting this event together to challenge parochial mindsets and provoke critical thinking processes,” she said.

She stated the importance of transcending education and infusing thinking to systems, adding the need to have the productive population of a nation well-groomed mentally to the point where they want to exceed the status quo that prevail in their surroundings, in order to attain their full potential in career, finance, health, business and relationships.
She noted that the conference would feature leadership-driven conversations with quick-hitting expert presentations, followed by in-depth discussions.

The Speakers include: Former VP of Zambia, Dr. Nevers Mumba; Deputy Managing Director, Falcon Corporation, Audrey Joe-Ezigbo; Consultant, Merignos-Consulting, Dr. Ugochukwu Omeogu; Consultant, Thistle Praxis Consulting, Ini Abimbola; Team Lead, Studio 24, Ifeanyi Oputa and Moses B. Arthur among others.

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