Fayemi challenges Nigerian youth on building character
The governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, has charged young Nigerians to build good character rather than seeking immediate gratification.
The governor threw this challenge when he spoke at the Teens Career Conference organised by The Everlasting Arms Parish (TEAP) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Abuja.
At the conference themed ‘Nurturing your talent, developing your character’ the governor said character is one of the greatest assets anyone could possess adding that teenagers should have a mentor that could guide when they are taking major decisions.
“Talent is not enough because they are talented criminals, knowledge is also not enough. Character is one of the greatest assets you can have as a human being and it is closely linked to your character,” he said.
“Build your self-esteem. To be of good character, you have to build a self-esteem, self-validation is better than external validation. For character building, learn how to delay gratification. Money isn’t bad but a short-cut is not the route to ultimate success. As young people you need to volunteer in church, school without gratification because service pays.”
Fayemi said opportunities are not served to anyone as they would have to make the best of what they have.
“If you are talented, get a proper education,” he added.