Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Ibadan, Professor Oyeduni Arulogun has called for the full implementation of business-friendly policies that will encourage entrepreneurship among Nigerian youths.
Professor Arulogun made the call while featuring on Straight Talk, an interview programme on Premier 93.5FM.
She said many bottlenecks confronting entrepreneurs in the country could be surmounted if favourable business policies that would create enabling environment are implemented.
Professor Arulogun said there should be a solid reward system for whoever has skills, entrepreneurship and vocational mindsets to encourage more people into the initiative.
She also recommended the introduction of entrepreneurship and vocational skills in the nation’s curriculum, especially in nursery and primary schools.
The university lecturer advised prospective entrepreneurs to go about with a conscious and positive mindset of breaking untapped opportunities in their environments and the country at large.
While speaking on the importance of mentorship in business, Professor Arulogun urged entrepreneurs to always show a willingness to be mentored, which she said would help them learn the process and get the necessary networks for sponsors.