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Unilorin Nursing Students organise Symposium, encourage financial Independence

By Abdullahi Ridhwan Adetutu and Abdul-salam Hafsoh

The University of Ilorin chapter of Nigerian Universities of Nursing Students Association, NUNSA, yesterday January 7 organized a symposium on entrepreneurship with an emphasis on students becoming financially independent.

The programme which featured an assemblage of student-entrepreneurs who were already established in their chosen areas of entrepreneurship was tagged “Students Entrepreneurship: The Benefits and the Challenges”.

Earlier in the course of the programme, the anchor of the interactive programme, Miss (Sen.) MoreniKeji Adewunmi Nightingale introduced to the audience the student-entrepreneurs as the
panelists.

The panelists exposed to the audience ways through which any aspiring entrepreneur could approach and conquer the hurdles associated with becoming a great entrepreneur.

Miss Abdul-Hameed Aisha; CEO Aisha Cakes, Mr Dairo Mubarak;CEO of Dehem Shoes, Miss Tuoye Tosan; CEO Voguevestdos, Mr Fasasi Abdul-Maliq; CEO Mille Meals and Mille wears, Miss Abiodun Victoria; CEO Diamond Fashion Brand, and Mr Ayodele Praise, CEO Galepad also shared ideas on allaying fears associated with entrepreneurship.

Afterwards, expression of satisfaction by the audience trailed the programme. According to a few members of the audience, interviewed after the program, the program was described as an “eye-opener”, “very encouraging” and “awesome”.

The president of NUNSA; Comrade Sulaiman Kamaldeen, expressed his satisfaction over the impacts the programme had left on the audience.
According to him, what motivated the idea to organize entrepreneurship week was the precedence of the programme which had produced about four to five entrepreneurs that are doing very well now.

At the end of the symposium, there was an onward session where people learnt some vocational skills, like how to make liquid soap and others.

Post Author: Abdul'Hakeem Ogundipe

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