Kasim Sumaina in Abuja
In a quest to inspire and uphold the dignity of women across the country, an entrepreneur and mother of four, Mrs. Orya Febronia has appealed to young girls and women to as a matter of priority aim higher in order to be impactful in their chosen careers.
Orya advocated this while launching her multi-million naira bakery and confectioneries in the nation’s capital, Abuja, recently.
The banker turned Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Ugee Bakery and Confectioneries stated that, strength, wisdom and knowledge were key catalysts to youth’s entrepreneurial skills development. According to her, “being a success -driven female entrepreneur involves more than having sufficient money to start-up a business.”
The CEO explained that she was a believer of the woman’s world and her ability to change her environment. “I believe that women need to identify what they want and do it right. Even if her dream is just to be a wife, women need to understand that men do not want to marry a woman without passion or dreams.
“What you have upstairs, makes you more attractive, valuable and not the beauty. I always tell girls that, if they are determined, they can make it in whatever they choose to do. I tell them that it is not necessarily about hairstyle, hairdos, make-up, being dressed up and shaking of their bodies”, she added.
The entrepreneur said, “I urge all young girls and women out there to aim higher in all facets of life, be it, leadership, skills acquisition that will help to create credible, competent, and impactful mothers in our country.”
The owner of the multi-million naira bakery located in Karu, a suburb of the city centre, revealed that in order to ensure success in her business, she had to travel abroad for three months to do a study on bakery business.
While revealing that she got married very early, she however added that her husband, challenged her to be independent. “I don’t see myself as a woman with the strength and passion that I have. I believe that women need to identify what they want and do it right. Even if her dream is just to be a wife, women need to understand that men do not want to marry a woman without passion or dreams,” she concluded.
Speaking earlier, Chief of Karu, Mr. Emmanuel Yekwi said, “I like to see young people being innovative and creating something for themselves without depending on the government.”
According to Yekwi, “young people should be the ones creating innovations in this country. Such innovations have actually provided job opportunities amongst the teeming unemployed youths in the country.”