Honeywell Flour Mills Plc has charged youths to be exemplary, self-dependent and creative by acquiring entrepreneurial skills that will make them self-reliant and agents of jobs creation.
The company said with white-collar jobs becoming more elusive, the youths should rediscover themselves by tapping into their creative talents and improving on their innate abilities.
Managing Director, Lanre Jayeola, who stated this during the Honeywell Pasta Cooking Competition at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Lagos State Orientation Camp, Iyana Ipaja, noted that every individual has innate skills, which when properly harnessed, push them beyond their limitations.
Jayeola, who was represented by Activation Manager, Olufemi Adebayo, restated the company’s readiness to continue aligning with causes that promote entrepreneurship as exemplified in its support for the NYSC and others. He urged youths to imbibe the spirit of entrepreneurship, as this will reduce the quest for non-existing white-collar jobs and further reduce poverty.
“Honeywell remains a leading flour milling company in Nigeria, and have operated successfully, because we are entrepreneurial in nature. “We usually go to the turf where no other one will go. Once we know there are opportunities there, we pursue it and we are relentless and consistent,” he said.
He noted that the competition aimed at bringing out the unique skills of the corps members with a view to equipping them for future challenges. It will also endear them early enough to the company’s products by making them Honeywell Ambassadors.
Besides, he said the Nigeria’s premier producer of wheat based products, was using the opportunity of the unique change point of the youth corps members, who are basically future mothers and fathers by introducing the company’s products to them with a view to shaping their dietary choices in future.