Honeywell Harps on Youth Entrepreneurship


In its continued support for the Nigerian youths in discovering themselves to be more useful to the society through talent development and skills acquisition, Honeywell Flour Mills Plc. recently co-sponsored the 2016 edition of Vision of the Child (VoTC) held in Lagos.

Speaking at the prize presentation to winners at the ceremonial event, the Managing Director of the company, Mr. Lanre Jaiyeola, said being the leaders of tomorrow, it is essential for parents to help bring out the unique talents in their children with a view to equipping them to be able to take advantage of future opportunities.

“At Honeywell, we have a number of programmes aimed at developing young adults, developing the youth and children. Not only do we have a brand that is targeted at children but beyond that for us there is never a prize that is too much to pay. Working with children is amazing. It is amazing to know the kind of thought that pass through their minds, it is amazing to know that children sometimes know so much that you can never imagine. So, for us at Honeywell, there cannot be a better time than now to work with these set of young and upcoming children who are leaders of tomorrow”, he said.

While noting that the modern day economy is driven largely by hard works exemplified in small and medium enterprises, he said unemployment will reduce considerably if youths shun the quest for non-existing white collar jobs and rediscover themselves by tapping into their creative talents and innate abilities. Jaiyeola particularly lauded organisers of the VoTC initiative, saying their efforts will greatly benefit society. He urged everyone especially corporate organisations to support the initiative. Honeywell, according to him, will continue to support noble causes that add value to society and to youths in particular, especially in the area of talent development and skills acquisition.