Young Entrepreneurs Success Story (YESS) is about sharing your success stories to a live audience, not a television interview neither a newspaper. It is about hearing from people who have made it before us, people who had been where we are today and who are currently where we ought to be. Hearing them tell their success stories can inspire us to press on.
It is not a strategy project. It is success stories supported by the Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Social Re-orientation, Mr. Ekpeno Gold. The Bible says ‘out of the abundance of the heart speaketh the mouth’. It is not what enters into a man that defines him but what comes out of him. The things that we hear directly affect us.
The initiator of Character and Success Project, Mr. Gideon Ekanem, said that YESS project is in line with the dakkada initiative of Governor Udom Emmanuel which charges the youths in the state to rise to the faith of greatness, explaining that YESS aims at changing Africa through success stories by reprogramming the mentality of the youths who are staging more living global businesses.
YESS targets students, those who are yet to leave schools, the new breeds and young graduates, but it is open for entrepreneurs in the market. The idea of bringing the students in, which does not reflect in the project, is not far from the fact that government cannot employ everybody. It is to prepare them not to graduate to join the number of the unemployed in the society.
It is to bare in their minds that as they graduate, they will have it at the back of their minds that they are launching into the corporate Nigeria, entrepreneurship and initiating themselves.
Those who will be sharing their success stories at the event, which is slated for Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpaden, are Mr. Ubong King of Marine Security; Mr. Nsikak John, CEO, Nsik Motors, operators of Akwa Ibom Transport Corporation (AKTC); Mr. John Nta, CEO of Treasure Island.
At the special session, the Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly (AKHA), Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke; Honourable Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akan Okon, and the Vice Chancellor of the Akwa Ibom State University, Professor Eno J. Ibanga, will address the youths at the event.