By Emma Okonji
Tecno, a major player in mobile technology and Goge Africa Foundation, have stressed the need for Nigerian youths to be more enterprising, through technology skills acquisition and innovation. They gave the advice at the recently concluded 8th edition of GAF seminar, hosted by Goge Africa Foundation, in partnership with Tecno Mobile at the National Theatre Iganmu, Lagos.
The partnership was in line with Tecno’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of supporting children and young minds in building a bright future for themselves and the Nation.
The GAF seminar was designed to address students drawn from both public and private schools in Osun state, Oyo and Lagos State.
The event, which centered on promoting youth entrepreneurship, peace, technology, and a better health system, highlighted the need for young Nigerians to be resourceful and goal oriented in seeking out innovative ways of improving their lives and the society at large.
This year’s edition of the event tagged “Choose What Is Good” was aimed at fostering the growth of sustainable African economies through human capital development and youth inclusion in wealth creation. Speaking on Tecno’s partnership in GAF seminar, its Marketing and Public Relations Lead, Mr. Attai Oguche, solicited more private stakeholders’ involvement in initiatives targeted at empowering Africa’s teeming youth population.
According to him, “We cannot successfully address the issues of development and diversification of Nigeria’s economy without putting the youth at the front burner of initiatives that drive the achievement of these goals. Our young people live in a technological era and they are more accustomed to harnessing technology for wealth creation and problem solving.”
Goge Africa foundation, as a Not-for-profit organisation, sees Africa’s greatest resource to be her teeming youth population, and has positioned itself as an agency of empowerment that would help the continent unlock its most potent asset to prosperity.
Brand and Marketing Manager Goge Africa Foundation, Joselyn Ochola, said: “We can as a matter of fact, run out of every other natural resource but our immensely youthful population has the potential to make us a superpower and it is high time we take this asset seriously.”
Tecno BTL/CSR Lead, Richard Ugochukwu, said: “The backbone of TECNO’s market success in Nigeria is its dynamic and tech-savvy youthful local team of employees. We have successfully harnessed the youthfulness of our local team to grow our business, tell our brand story and touch lives.”