Real estate practitioners have encouraged youths to explore opportunities in the real estate sector instead of migrating and craving for drastic.
The Chief Executive Officer of Pelican Valley, Dr Babatunde Adeyemo, has advised Nigerian youths to stay back in their country and grow, adding that the developed nations luring Nigeria’s youths and intellectuals away with carrots do not have long-term good intentions for the country.
Addressing a gathering of young Nigerians under the aegis of Junior Chamber International on Sunday, at the Continental Suites in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Adeyemo noted that Nigeria needed hope and people who could help change the narrative and make the country a better place for the citizens and residents.
The realtor, however, expressed confidence that the country of Nigeria would be great and better again with good ideology, leadership skills, and faith in her potential for greatness.
“However, it is very unfortunate that the average Nigerian youth is not patient. They talk about revolution, revolution. I’m not against revolution. In fact, I’m a revolutionist and I believe so much in revolution but revolution is meant to be systematic because if you had a drastic revolution and there is a change in regime suddenly, which youth is going to take up the mantle of power or leadership? Is it the Yahoo Yahoo youths we have now? Is it the Japa youths?
“Is it the brain drain of apostles? Is it the impatient youths who want to ride G – Wagon immediately? Is it the drug addict generation? The average Nigerian youth wants to experiment with drugs and gets hooked.
“Let us renew our faith in Nigeria. You can be the good person you want to be and achieve what you want to achieve.
“If I can do it with Pelican Valley without stealing, any young Nigerian can do the same if you have the patience and perseverance. Nigeria is full of wealth and resources. Look at Dangote, look at Femi Otedola. They attained great success by perseverance and believing in Nigeria,” Adeyemo said.
Another realtor, Omotayo Yusuf, noted that there were lots of opportunities in the real estate sector for youths running away from the country, describing that the sector as one anybody could start with little or no experience.
He said, “You don’t need any certification to be a realtor in Nigeria but formal education is an added advantage. Real estate is one of the most secure jobs you can ever have because you can decide to consult for different companies and you work at your pace.”