People Democratic party (PDP), house of representatives candidate for Somolu federal constituency in the 2015 general election, Tolulope Ebun has said that 100 days is not enough to criticise president Muhammed Buhari during the September hangout organized by Clique Africa in Ikeja, Lagos.
While motivating youths at the event to be upright in their dealings, Tolulope said that it is rather too early to start criticising the president. On the president’s appointment, she said “what the president did was to appoint close associates, you need to put people you can trust in politics.” she added that young people also need to be involved in politics in creating the necessary change needed in the country.
She also urged them to recognize their strong will and cultivate good reading skills, “Until you recognize the strong will in you, you can’t have a career for yourself, so believe in yourself and define your values,” she said.
Other keynote speakers drawn from various professional fields is the UK lead and managing partner at Achkuit UK limited, Samuel Olukayode who shared some of the major challenges he encountered while starting up his business. He also urged young people to be an agent of change by striving to be the best in their endeavors.
Also lending his voice is IT, Tao Stabilisation lead, East and Central Africa (ECA) and West Africa (WA) at British American Tobacco, Adesegun Orafidiya who spoke on good employability skills and urged young people to have positive attitude, good people skills, good presentation and communication skills. He advised participants to get a coach and learn how to manage their boss well.
The Hangout according to the Team leader of Clique Africa, Badmus Olalekan, is one of several programmes of the organisation. The Hangout, he said is organised to create a networking platform where young entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and great minds meet to trade expertise, connect opportunities and get valuable information that are of help to them.
Clique Africa started four years ago and is currently in about five African countries with its commitment to providing platforms for networking, developing and empowering entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, innovators and Africa thought leaders. Olalekan said, “the hangout is a place to relax and have fun while also providing the space for potential business transactions and finding new associate as well as creating opportunities for spotting and identifying talents for key corporations.”