Ooni of Ife: “I met Aliko Dangote, other successful Nigerians inside market where I was selling foodstuffs”

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyemi Ogunwusi narrated how he became an entrepreneur at a very young age to survive. The monarch disclosed this while addressing corps member on “Skills acquisition and entrepreneur development” at the NYSC orientation camp in Ede, Osun State. The programme, organised by NYSC coordinator in the state aimed at tackling unemployment in Nigeria..
“I met Aliko Dangote, Dr Deji Adeleke and other successful Nigerians inside the market where I was selling foodstuffs. I used my background to redefine the way I was selling the foodstuffs,” Oba Ogunwusi said, urging the corps members not to be disappointed in the leadership of the country.

The monarch also disclosed that his daughter is currently undergoing the compulsory one-year NYSC programme in Abuja.

“I made up my mind that I would be an entrepreneur. I was selling rice and sugar. At the age of 19, I fathered a child, which made the matter more complicated. Life was very tough because I had to cater for my child, but that made me to work harder.”

“Today, I am proud to say that she is one of the present batch deployed to Abuja. That experience shaped my life and made me to keep starving. I started going to Benue to bring yam tubers, which I turned to yam powder. I want to encourage you today, whatever you are selling or doing, do it with zeal.”

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