Igbo Apprenticeship Mannequin Most Well-liked Solution to Construct Wealth in Nigeria – Osinbajo
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has hailed Igbo apprenticeship mannequin.
He mentioned the apprenticeship mannequin is an effective method of constructing wealth amongst individuals.
Osinbajo spoke nearly from Abuja to individuals of a nationwide summit in Awka, convoked to understudy the mannequin, which is claimed to have produced a number of millionaires.
Talking on the mannequin which is popularly often known as ‘igba boi’ in Igbo language, Osinbajo harped on the necessity to encourage the scheme to make sure continuation.
“The Igbo apprenticeship scheme ‘igba boi’ has turn into the most well-liked indigenous Nigerian financial establishment, globally acknowledged because the world’s largest enterprise incubator.
“The scheme has the complete potential to do for the Nigerian financial system what comparable apprenticeship schemes have performed in lots of elements of the world, particularly in Germany and India.
“I commend the organizers of the occasion, and I’m hopeful that the summit will enhance the expansion and prospects for the Igbo apprenticeship scheme.”
Whereas talking on the theme: Repositioning The Igbo Apprenticeship Scheme For Sustainable Financial Improvement, the Keynote speaker and Chairman, United Nigeria Airways, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo really useful that the scheme needs to be institutionalized.
Okonkwo attributed his success in life to the Igbo apprenticeship scheme which he mentioned he engaged in in the course of the early days of his life at Onitsha essential market, Onitsha, Anambra State.
“I’m positive a few of you will have been questioning why I used to be chosen to ship the keynote at this occasion. The straightforward reply is that the apprenticeship scheme and the Onitsha Predominant Market maintain a really particular place in my coronary heart as that was the place I had my first stint in enterprise.
“My father died once I was 14 years outdated, forcing me to mix my secondary college schooling with managing the enterprise and his apprentices. That meant I went to high school within the morning and continued on the Predominant Market within the afternoon. That primary buying and selling expertise, in lots of respects, helped hone my enterprise instincts and in addition instilled in me a deep sense of business and exhausting work that has outlined my life’s journey to this point.”
Okonkwo mentioned due to the expertise, when the Nnamdi Azikwe College Enterprise College in July 2019 honoured him with the ‘Philanthropist of the 12 months Award’, it was solely pure for him to attempt to give again by endowing a serious analysis undertaking on the way forward for Igbo entrepreneurship.
The Nationwide Summit on Igbo Apprenticeship Scheme was organized by Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) in collaboration with the Awka Chamber of Commerce, Business, Mines and Agriculture.