By Livinus Nnebedum
The effective use of God given talents and investing them in useful ventures will help to place the present society in rapid Economic growth.
Idleness, watching of films and constant pressing of phones by the youths of the present era discourage creativeness.
You have to be creative, don't wait for only white-collar jobs. There is need to search for alternative self employment by making effective exploitation of your Blessed and God-given talents while searching for Government employment.
Many blue- collar jobs are available but your home work is the ability to accept them and work hard. Good understanding of the Blue- collar jobs is necessary.
Our youths should think Big in order to become Big. Think of how to manufacture phones rather than constant habit of using them. Repairing of phones is not enough. The youths should be encouraged by the Government and Non-Government Organizations by providing smooth – playing ground and facilities to enable youths settle down and tap their talents. Our youths should now focus their attention in discovering the unknown for future development of our society.
Who invented the telephones that are popular today? It was invented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell. Michael Faraday invented electricity in 1813.
Radio was invented in 1895 by Marchese .G. Marcon from Germany. Aeroplane was invented by Orvillet and Wilbur Wright from America in 1903/04. Motor car was invented by Carl Benz from Germany in 1885. It is time we should start thinking of Innovations and make inventions and discoveries. It should be noted that when those things are achieved, they must be documented and put into historical Records and Archives.
The reading culture of our people is fast declining. Let us develop the reading habits. “Wealth can be created from reading Books including Bible Studies, newspapers and magazines etc”.
In order words money are hidden in the Bible and books”. From one of my Books title; Current Affairs & Historical Event Published in 2012, it reads; “The fear of God is the Beginning of Wisdom. Reading Books, Newspaper, Magazines etc are the food for the mind just like music is the food of the hearts.
Also from the Book written by Ben Carson title “Think Big” published in 1992 (Page 15)reads; “The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man; nothing else that be builds ever lasts. Monuments fall; nation parish; civilizations grow old and die out. After an era of darkness, new races build others; but in the world of books are volumes that live on still as young and fresh as the day they were written, still telling men's hearts of the hearts of men centuries dead -By Clarence Day.
Most of the leaders across the world have written many books. They are voracious readers and good writers at the same time. For instance Nelson Mandela of South Africa wrote a book titled “Long walk to freedom”, author-biography of Nelson Mandela published in 1994. Also one time President of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda wrote a book titled “Zambia shall be free” published in 1962.
In Nigeria, we have some personalities that had written many books. The former chairman Police Services Commission of Nigeria Chief Simon N. Okeke (Ochendo) wrote a book title, “Just As I Am”, an autobiography, published in 2006. The former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo wrote a book title, “Nzeogwu”, an intimate portrait of Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, published in 1987. Also the first civilian President of Nigeria Alhaji Shehu Shagari wrote a book edited by Aminu Tijani and David Williams title; “My vision of Nigeria” published in 1981. In addition Chief Emeka Ojukwu wrote a book title “Because I am involved” published in 1989. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (ZIK) had written and published many books and magazines. He was a politician, publisher, author, orator and one of the Nigerian Leaders. He wrote and published a magazine title, “Restoration of Nigerian Democracy” published in 1978.
Reading therefore makes a Man. Readers are Leaders. Read books written by great men and achievers and you will get something from them. Keep books and always read them to build legacies. In 2012 St Andrews Catholic Parish Adazi-Nnukwu celebrated 100 years of Catholic Church in Adazi-Nnukwu and wrote the Book title “A Hundred years of Catholic Church in Adazi-Nnukwu. In that year 2012, we ate and drank assorted foods and drinks which had been defecated and urinated-off, but the historical books still remains for the present and future generations yet to come.
Mr. Livinus Nnebedum is a Public Affairs Analyst and writes from Anambra State Agricultural Development Program (ADP)