Nigerians Urged To Embrace Entrepreneurship, Not Prayer

To overcome the current economic hardship occasioned by the removal of fuel subsidies, business experts, scholars and clerics have urged Nigerians to embrace entrepreneurship and have a business mindset, saying prayers are not enough to make anyone prosperous.

The experts, disclosed this recently in Ibadan, Oyo State, while speaking at the launch of two books written by Pastor Kola Soladoye, entitled: “How To Start Your Own Business,” and “Principles Of Wealth Creation.” The guests included Professor John Fagbrenro, Pastor Kola Soladoye, Mr. Simeon Adeogun, among others.

Fagbrenro, who was the chairman of the occasion, stressed that it is time Christians took the bull by the horns and became more productive in business, saying this idea is backed by the scripture.

The scholar, who is also a cleric, noted that the only way to live a balanced life as a Christian is by being 50 per cent business-oriented and 50 per cent spiritual, just as he advised Nigerians not to neglect God in all aspects of their lives, adding that it is the secret to a prosperous life.

The author, Pastor Soladoye, said he was deeply concerned about writing and publishing the books because he wants to see captains of industry emerge among youths in the light of the true gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as shun all ungodly means to become rich.

“I am confident that the books will go a long way to turn minds into entrepreneurs of meaningful significance in the face of the jobless situation we have found ourselves in our dear nation,” Soladoye said.

Adeogun, a business expert, who reviewed the books, said it is no longer news that salaries cannot make ends meet, and therefore, advised Christians to start or own a business that could add to their income, saying it is the only way to prosperity.

He said: “The stage we are now as a nation is to swing into action. Be productive and resourceful through business. If a Christian does not have any business doing, there is high potential for him/her to be poor.”

The Guardian

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