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REPORT OF THE PUBLIC LECTURE TO CELEBRATE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK (GEW), 2015 HELD AT RUMFA COLLAGE, KANO ON THURSDAY 19TH NOVEMBER, 2015

The natural effect of entrepreneurship is to bring peace. That is why the Public Lecture to celebrate this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2015 organized by the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) was themed ‘Entrepreneurship for Peace ‘. The theme was clearly demonstrated at the beginning of the lecture by the students of our peace clubs that raised flip cards bearing the theme. The lecture took place on Thursday 19th November, 2015 at Rumfa Collage, Kano and it was part of the activities organized by the Centre to celebrate the week.
Earlier, a radio program was conducted on the popular Freedom Radio Program Barka Da Hantsi to sensitize the general public about entrepreneurship in Kano State. Because the whole idea of entrepreneurship is to be self reliant and to even employ others as you cannot work alone. That brought the effort of CITAD to engage in promoting entrepreneurship issues in the state and the country in order to reduce unemployment rate at all level especially among the youth.
The lecture was attended by about 300 participants from the secondary schools, tertiary institutions and the general public. Alh. Abdullahi Nashe, Managing Director Mediwat Institute of Information Technology chaired the occasion. In his remark, he stated that Initiatives, determination, patience, and capital are the most significant components parts of establishing successful entrepreneurship. He also emphasized that entrepreneurship must start from somewhere and usually it starts small and metamorphoses into something big, most of the big names in business today have to pass through this pattern. He cited example with Mediwat Institute of Information Technology starting at humble point, the pressure and obstacle it surmount, and its ability to attain remarkable success in the area of ICT. While recommending the organizers effort, Alhaji Abdullahi Nashe said he has been a friend to CITAD for a long time and has offered assistance needed from him and pledged to continue on the same path. He urged the participants of the event especially the entrepreneurs to put into practice what they have learnt from this lecture.
Malam Kamilu Isa Ahmad of CITAD, the Program Assistant Entrepreneurship and who is coordinating the activities of peace clubs in secondary schools briefed the participants about the activities of peace clubs. He said that as at now, CITAD has established 17 peace clubs in secondary schools in Kano. The objectives of this clubs is to raise the awareness of students about the importance of peace in the society, exposing the students to various peace building tools and to serve as leadership training platform for the students.
Three presentations were made at the lecture. The first presentation was made by Hajiya Maimuna Abubakar, Managing Director Glamour Fashion Design. Hajiya Maimuna said as an entrepreneur, you have to know what people want before you start a business. I realized that during my free time that’s why since I was a secondary school student I always picked up a pen and paper and create designs. She then motivated the students to be innovative and seek the support of their elders. With these we can go far. She said.
The second presentation was made by Sufyan Lawan Kabo, Executive Director Digital Film Base. He made his presentation on Entrepreneurship Opportunities in ICT. Sufyan emphasized that ICT is a principal driver for economic change worldwide. ICT entrepreneurship is very important because it is widespread and always makes a difference in any business. The third presentation was made by Fatima Ibrahim on Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Women. She mentioned that Entrepreneurship starts from an idea and said that every big business starts from small. She gave examples of some businesses that students can start at secondary school age like soap making, beads making, and makeup artists that need low capitals. Abukakar Yusuf Auyo who benefited from Tony Elumelu Foundation Grand made the last presentation. He shared his experience on how he benefited from the grand of the foundation. He lastly urged the participants to be innovative so that they can try their luck.
Malam Ahmad Abdullahi Yakasai who represented the Executive Director Center of Information Technology (CITAD) made the vote of thanks. He thanked the almighty Allah for enabling us to witness this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week Lecture. He thanked the representative of His Excellency Deputy Governor of Kano State and who is the Honorable Commissioner Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kano State. He thanked the Chairman of the occasion for chairing the sitting, he then thanked the special guests of honors for honoring our invitations despite their tight schedules in their offices. He also thanked the representatives of the media houses and the general public.

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