TEA hinges corruption on Nigerian leaders’ inability to create wealth

By Toyin Olasinde   |   13 July 2017   |   4:11 am


The Entrepreneurship Academy (TEA) has hinged the high level of corruption and looting of public treasury to inability of Nigerian leaders to create wealth and boost employment generation.

Speaking in Lagos at the pre-inauguration briefing of TEA, an initiative of the Calvary Bible Church, it founder, Olumide Emmanuel, said that as a country challenged with corruption, poverty, unemployment and greed, there should be other creative ways of overcoming these challenges.

Emmanuel, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Common Sense Group (CSG), said as a country, Nigerians were aware of the major challenges, adding: “The ability to identify these problems was one thing, but the ability to identify them does not resolve the challenges.

“We have come to realise that if you are not part of the solution, then you are a part of the problem. A lot of people in the country steal money because they don’t know how to create wealth and they are afraid of the future.

“If our people know how to create wealth, they won’t steal because they will leverage on their wisdom and opportunities to create wealth.”

He argued that when people know how to create wealth, they would know how to transmit and translate their passions, desires, skills and education into wealth.

Emmanuel pointed out that the TEA initiative would benefit the entire nation, stressing: “I believe that entrepreneurship is the key to solving the unemployment challenge in our country.

“Majority of Nigerian graduates left school with a desire to get jobs in corporate organisations but the question is: “Who will create these organisations? So, we decided that we want to be part of the solution to unemployment through the TEA initiative.”




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