Ex-minister wants initiatives to mentor young professionals
For Nigeria to continue to produce outstanding professionals, former Minister of Health, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, has said young and upcoming professionals must be mentored and encouraged by successful and established professionals.
Speaking at the induction of 10 new fellows into the Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria (PEFON), Adelusi-Adeluyi, represented by Ifeanyi Atueyi, said the future of Nigeria depends on the younger elements and if they are mentored well, it means the country’s future is guaranteed.
He added: “We should be role model to them so that these youths can have better future and we supported them through counselling and educational support.”He maintained that for the future of youths and Nigeria, there is need to help youth professionals grow, saying, “the older ones will expire and there are people coming behind us, if they are not properly guided, they can miss the track.”He explained that PEFON is a body of professionals from different professions, formed to promote ethical and excellent acts among professionals.
“We are not just businessmen and traders but professionals, reason ethical conduct is taken seriously. We are also concerned about upcoming youths,” he stated.One of the inducted fellows, Mr. Lateef Bakare, thanked the Foundation for recognizing him.
He also said it is important that senior professionals provide the right leading and guidance to young ones. Mrs. Morenike Oshinibosi, who stood in for her husband, Mr. Richard Oshinibosi, said she was very impressed with the objectives of the foundation, especially the aspect of professionals investing in people behind them.Her words: “I am all for it. It is very encouraging and I am encouraged, as I will be leaving here with a better perspective on how to help upcoming and young professionals.”
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