HOW Mentors at the 2020 Entrepreneurs Forum hosted by Harvesters Church
HOW was invited to speak as a mentor at the 2020 Edition of the Harvesters Entrepreneurs. It was held yesterday at three strategic venues in Lagos to encourage, inspire and educate budding and already established young entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
Harvesters Entrepreneurs Forums which is organised by Harvesters international Christian Center, Lekki was put together with the sole aim of tackling extreme poverty, mentor entrepreneurs to inspire hope in young Nigerians.
According to the convener of Harvesters Entrepreneurs Forum and the Lead Pastor of Harvesters Christian Center, Bolaji Idowu, the fourth edition is created to inspire hope in people at a time when all hope is lost.
“As a Church, we preach for the soul to be healed and as well we should be able to build people, help them move from where they are presently to a better position in their chosen careers. That way, we are building the nation as well,” he said.
At the annual economic forum tagged: “Re-imagining Africa’s path to prosperity through innovation’, the keynote speakers were carefully selected based on their chosen careers and their life changing humble beginnings that became a huge success.
The speakers were, Group Managing Director, Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe; GMD, Interswitch, Mitchell Elegbe and Co-Founder of Piggyvest, Odun Eweniyi.
Pastor Bolaji stated that the speakers were chosen because it is time role models young people follow in the society changes.
“For many years, the influential and rich people young Nigerians listen to are mostly not the ideal role models. It is time we start showing these young people that there are successful people who did positive things to get to where they are in the society,” he said
He added that it was time Nigerians starts thinking about what to do for the country as patriotic citizens even as he urged the government to inspire hope in the people so the country can be a better place.
Staged at Gbagada, Lekki and Anthony Village venues all in Lagos state, the forum had over 5000 registered participants seated.
The speakers, who were at different locations, answered several questions concerning their growth in their different chosen careers, the mistakes they made and how they overcame them.
-New Telegraph NG