Nigerian youths have been advised to take advantage of huge opportunities in the country to realise their dreams and should not allow the present challenges the nation if facing to a hindrance to their genuine ambitions.
This call was made by Mo Abudu, Executive Chairman/CEO, Ebonylife TV, Africa’s first global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle Network, at the 12th Convocation Ceremony of Babcock University during the weekend.
“I see Nigeria and see opportunity, despite the challenges we face as a nation today. Our inaction maybe what cripples us and stops us from becoming all we can be. We are a nation and continent of great and brimming opportunities and possibilities; we are blessed with limitless material and human resources which are clearly evident by the many industrious and illustrious minds graduating today.
“We must realize that it is Africa’s time to shine and we must rise above every distraction. We must overcome every limitation. It’s time to unlock Africa’s potential and you can be the change that you want to see.
“As I always say, if you can think it, you can do it. Let’s believe in our dreams and fight for them. We have the power to create the Africa the we deserve,” she said.
According to her, the graduating students must focus on their vision and have faith. “With our belief, ambition, determination and the fear of God, we can make it and we will make it.
“Today, the #BringBackOurGirls campaign has strongly underlined insecurity as a burden on our educational system and national development in general, threatening our position as continental and global champions,” she said.
Abudu further stated that the good news however is that this convocation ceremony of the university has in itself represents “our common resolve that insecurity bred by intolerance for one another will not triumph over our collective pursuit of knowledge, civilization and economic advancement.
“This Convocation is evidence that, in spite of our nation’s troubles, our society will ultimately not be confined to a state of lawlessness, fear and under-development,” she stated.