Despite the alarming rate of unemployment in the country, young people in Nigeria can fulfil their destinies and realize their dreams as long as they understand their purpose in life.
A life coach and founder of Fly-High International Consult, a non-governmental organisation, Comrade Labeeb Olalere, stated this at the weekend during the launch of his book titled “Achieving Greatness: A Practical Guide to Fulfilling Destiny”.
Speaking to journalists at the event held at the Polytechnic Ibadan, Olalere stressed that the youth must know that they were created to fulfil a purpose even in the face of challenges.
His words: “Just like I said in chapter one of the book, take for instance the phone we are using, the maker has a purpose so also our Creator has a purpose for everyone. When God wanted to create Adam, he told the angels that I am about to create a representative on earth. Everyone in life has a purpose. But unfortunately, only few of us pursue the purpose. Some people are supposed to be in the sciences but they are pursuing their purpose in the arts.”
On how his organisation is helping youth and adolescents to discover themselves, Olalere stated that the organisation was founded to educate, engage and empower young people to fine-tune their goals and pursue them.
He regretted that some young people were pursuing the wrong things and getting frustrated.
“Take for instance, some undergraduates have the mindset of looking for jobs after graduation, but of course, there are many things to pursue beyond academic certificates. This is the purpose of Fly-High International. I want to educate them to think beyond looking for jobs. The jobs our government promised are not forthcoming, but most people are still having the mindset of seeking for jobs after graduation which is not supposed to be.
“As a graduate of Procurement and Supply Chain Management at The Polytechnic Ibadan, I am supposed to be in the store or a procurement officer. But I believe that I have a purpose beyond academic certificates.
Various speakers at the event include Dr. Kazeem Olayiwola, Deputy Director, Continuous Education Centre, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Mrs. F.F. Oyebamiji, Mr. Kazeem Bolarinwa, Imam Abdulrasheed and Mr. Ahmad Olalere.
Oyebamiji in her remarks said the youth should endeavour to do things at the right time.
“God time is the best,” she said. “I believe our own time will not elude us. There is time for everything. Use your time at the right place”.