Showing posts from March, 2017

ADAPTING TO CHANGE -People, Processes, Technology & Promotion

  The old Preacher said several centuries ago" To everything, there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the Sun. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill and a time to heal; a time to breakdown and a time to build up; A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get and a time to lose; a time to keep and a time to cast away; a time to rend and a time to sew; a time to keep silence and a time to speak; A time to love and a time to hate; a time of war and a time of peace"   The one who created the Earth said  " While the Earth remaineth, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease". Times change, People change, Situations Change, Relationships change. The only thing


  The current Nigerian Federal government came to power promising 'change'. And I believe that some effort is being made by the government to bring change to our Nation, though many Nigerians are yet to see this change in their lives. In fact some claim that the change they have seen is negative change, that their lives and circumstances were better before the 'change' promoters arrived. Some others however counter that things need to get bad, before they become better, that if you want to eat omelette, you must be prepared first to break the egg. Well while the argument rages, I believe there are certain shameful things which have been with us for so long that we must bring change to. While the government is grabbling with the economy and other pressing issues, we as well need to make determined efforts to bring change to these other issues which make our Country look bad and bring shame to many of us- that is those who are still able to feel shame in Nigeria.


BUSINESS REVIVAL IN 2017: MATTERS ARISING  Last week, the Sam Ohuabunwa Foundation for Economic Empowerment (SOFEE) held its Business Revival seminar in Lagos. The seminar was organized primarily to open the eyes of the attendees which included entrepreneurs, Business operators & leaders, industrialists and regulators, to the emerging developments in the Nigerian economy and how to take advantage of them to get out of recession and resume growth in 2017.   The Focus of the seminar included, assessing Nigeria's economic performance in 2016, understanding Nigeria's economic outlook for 2017, understanding the drivers of Nigeria's economic recovery, understanding and taking advantage of special provisions and concessions for SMEs, understanding the Business enablers for 2017 ( marketing, sales, cost control, Regulation, management & governance and Business conduct), optimizing funding opportunities from financial institutions-CBN,BOI, BOA and other sources, and