The Chairman Board of Trustees, Sobi FM, Malam Lukman Olayiwola Mustapha on Sunday met young entrepreneurs in Kwara state.
Lukmam Mustapha, a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said the interactive session aim at discussing post COVID economy of the state and way to harness available opportunities by young entrepreneurs.
The event held at Sydney Hangout, Ilorin was attended by people that cut across all spheres of life from students, academics, entertainers, cinematographers, agriprenuers, tech guys, online media practitioners among others.
Mustapha fondly called LOM by his admirers after listening to contributions from some of the attendees where they highlight challenges facing them, affirmed that Kwara State future is bright.
His words: ”I had the privilege of hanging out with no fewer than 80 vibrant, enterprising, highly cerebra and intellectually mobile selected young Kwarans yesterday (Sunday), the ambience was electrifying.
- ”It was initially meant to create a platform for our teaming youth to interact, network and above all get the needed push, it however ended up opening my eyes to the abundance of untapped goldmine and economic potentials which ironically is not buried beneath, rather it lays idle on the surface.
”I believe very sincerely that if what I saw in those young Kwarans is what we reflect as a people, there is a great hope of better future for Kwara state.”
Mustapha who a successful banker with wide network in the industry, however promised to henceforth at intervals hangout, engage, mentor, encourage and push the Kwara youth to success.
”We must think beyond Ilorin, Kwara state or Nigeria, the urge to be global competitor will inspire us to offer values that are not only outstanding on the local front, but comparatively on same pedestal or better off values accessible elsewhere.
This cannot be achieved without necessary information, skills, mentorship, support, and collaborations.” Mustapha concluded.
Some of the attendees in a chat with our correspondent appreciated the host for his readiness to support and mentor young entrepreneurs in the state.