–Rejigs on formulation of entrepreneurship model among clan youths
By Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki
The national president Izhi Tehu Foundation and Chief Executive Officer,Immaculate Group,Eze Emmanuel Eze,on Saturday 22nd May,2021 hosted Izhi Indigenous Lagos State based industrialists to rejig ways in promoting human resourcefulness among youths of the clan.
The business launch cum round table discussion of few selected Izhi successful entrepreneurs was held at Radisson Hotel,Ikeja, Lagos State capital.
Speaking the host, Chief Ezeh Emmanuel Ezeh, President Ebonyi State Chamber of Commerce, Industry,Mines and Agriculture (EBCCIMA) thanked them for sacrificing other engagements to be present at the event.
He, however, lauded Izhi entrepreneurs in Lagos for the unity and love they have among themselves and prayed that the spirit is sustained as there is always progress where love exists.
The Chief Executive Officer Immaculate Group said the essence of the meeting was to familiarize himself with Izhi entrepreneurs in Lagos, and, as well, to solicit for more business relationship among the people as there is power in number.
He equally solicited for cooporation of Lagos based entrepreneurs in developing/forming a formidable entrepreneurship model that could aid in lifting Izhi clan from poverty and emphasized that our graduates today have become ready made tools in the hands of present day politicians due to unemployment ravaging the society.
He explained that from his experience, it would cost between 200k to 250k as monthly stipend of 10k or 15k for about two years to train someone in a skill.
Chief Ezeh also pleaded that each person should take up a responsibility of training and mentoring at least one person from any of the 24 autonomous Communities in Izhi land under the umbrella.
He concluded by saying that Izhi Tehu Foundation which he is the National President is already thinking towards the direction and should be complimented.
He also informed the gathering that they have alot to gain with his position as President of Ebonyi Chambers of Commerce Industry ,Mines and Agriculture.
In their separate remarks, some of the participants in the event, Chief Okente Nwalo, Elder Dominic Nwibo, Eze Simeon Aziewa, Mr. Ebili Edwin, Chief Pius Nwite, Chief Patrick Nwizi, Chief Epete Stephen, Chief Okpete Boniface, Barr. Nwuguru Simeon, Mr. Pius Aguigwe, among others commended the host for his large heart in hosting the event which is first of it kind in Izhi clan.
They said that some of them are already embarking on business mentoring but emphasised that it will work better if it could be developed as a model under an umbrella in Izhi land that could help in lifting the people out of poverty.
On his part, Elder Dominic Nwibo said he has been hosting annual business seminar in Abakaliki since 2017, noting that 2019 session had Dr. Cosmos Maduka of Coscharis Group as one of the paper presenters.
The house adopted that a WhatsApp group with the name IZHI BUSINESS ROUND TABLE be created as an umbrella of interaction.
It was emphasised that the WhatsApp group should be purely for business relationship as no form of any news, information, etc that is not connected to their entrepreneurship model will be entertained therein.
The event ended with host treating participants to sumptuous meal and drinks.
Those present in the Business Lunch include:
- Chief Ezeh Emmanuel Ezeh – Host.
- Nkechi Rachael Alichi-Nwankwo (Mrs)
- Mr. Chineme Nkwede
- Chief Okente Patrick Nwalo
- Elder Evang. Dominic Nwibo
- Eze Simeon Aziewa Okorie
- Chief Pius Nwite
- Chief Patrick Nwizi
- Mr. John Nwego
- Chief Boniface Okpete
- Mr. Chidi A. Uzeh
- Mr. Edwin Ebili
- Mr. Pius A. Aguigwe
- Barr. Simeon C. Nwuguru
- Chief Stephen Epete
- Mr. John Ibom
- Mr. Chibuzor Iziogo
- Mr. Cyprian Oshim
- Mr. Samuel Nwogbala