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Hand Over To Nigerian Youths, They Are The Future – GUO Begs Politicians And Industrialists

Hand Over To Nigerian Youths, They Are The Future – GUO Begs Politicians And Industrialists

The Chairman, Board of Directors, G. U. Okeke Transport Services Company Limited, Chief Godwin Ubaka Okeke has begged Nigerian politicians to allow youths to take over the leadership of the country in many spheres, to enable them drive the economy.

This, he said, is obtainable in other climes, hence we still hear about Coca Cola, and other big companies whose founders have long gone, even as he lamented that it is not so in Nigeria in which many businesses collapsed shortly after the person with the vision passed away.

Chief Okeke who spoke during a press conference to herald his 70th birthday celebration appealed to industrialists and all Chief Executives Officers to hand over their businesses to their children and other Nigerian youths to drive, as they would do it better.”

His words: ‘’before we move into agriculture, let us talk about how to empower our youths because I just talked about that in passing. ”

“Let me give you an idea, I am celebrating my 70th birthday, and at the age of 70, I believe I have done more than enough for myself. I need to rest, my children, my relations, my workers, they are all coming of age, why don’t we start planning on how to hand over to our children?.”

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‘’The problem we have in Nigeria is not trusting our children and not giving them the opportunity to grow. In America, we talk about Rothmans, Lemon, Coca-Cola, Guinness, the people that initiated this companies are far gone.”

“It is their children, their relations and their dedicated workers that are the ones making the company grow, and these companies are now family business.”

‘’We as private people, we as a government, we as a country, must copy from this, we have to equip our youths, and give them the opportunity. I am now telling everybody, I have done that experiment and it is working, my children are the ones controlling all the business I established. I am there as the Chairman, giving them fatherly advice. They are controlling the businesses.”

“They have moved my businesses from where I left them to the next stage. They are brilliant. They have gone far, they are highly educated, let’s make use of their intelligence,” he Continued.

“On the challenges that are associated with the transportation business, Chief Okeke who is also the Chairman, Board of Directors, ANAMMCO LTD harped on the Lack of proper accounting and management of funds.

He said, ‘’a lot of people are moving into business, especially transportation business without proper calculation, without endurance, without experience. ”

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Speaking Further, ” you see money flowing in, if you don’t know how to control that money, the money will come in and will disappear again.”

Speaking further on mismanagement of Funds and Goodwill, GUO said, “The transport business in Nigeria gave a lot of contact opportunity because banks were seeing us doing a good turn over, so we’re giving us facilities, but unfortunately for some of us, they were not doing proper calculation until the money fizzled out, the money was misused, they used the money in buying properties, taking so many titles, some married three to four wives, so the money was lost, and they were carried away with the money flowing.”

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“So, it is one problem people suffered, not only in the transportation business but in every other business. It misled people without proper foundation and education .”

Chief Godwin Okeke went further to talk about how Insecurity and bad roads affect transportation businesses in Nigeria.

He said, ‘’Coming into what we are seeing, one of the greatest problems we are facing is bad road and insecurity because these criminals block the road, search everybody, destroy your vehicles, blow all the glasses, collect the money that is available and even kill people.”

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“The roads are so bad, so they mount their checkpoint and their blockages along with the bad areas of the road all over the country, and that is why a lot of transporters are losing their money, and losing their passengers up till today.”

On his advice to the Government, Chief Godwin Okeke opined that the Nigerian Government should tackle insecurity in the Country so as to preserve Lives.

Speaking Further, he made some illustrations which revealed highly dangerous routes, “You hear the government crying over Abuja- Kaduna-Kano road, you hear police and the press talking about Onitsha-Benin bypass, it is one of the worst road you can talk of.”

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“Then, Benin to Ijebuode is so bad, road kidnappers everywhere, then you talk of Okene-Abuja, it is also so bad. Criminals are now messing everybody up along all these routes, then from Makurdi to Jos, it is another terrible area, so every corner of our highway is in trouble.”

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He concluded: ‘’The government must do something security-wise, if they invite some of us in the field, we can give them ideas on how to solve these problems, by the grace of God, Anambra state Governor , Willie Obiano is doing a lot of a good jobs and some of us are giving him ideas and he is making use of them.”

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