‘What It Means To Be Successful’

Dr. Henry Bakare, a motivational speaker and the guest lecturer at the recently-held Valedictory Service for graduating students in the College of Food Science And human Ecology (COLFEHC), has highlighted what it takes to be successful in life. According to him, success meant many things to different people. For some, it is being wealthy,to others, it is having money. Becoming a graduate can also be seen as a measure of success, stating that “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a step”, with education. Dr. Bakare, however, charged the graduating students to “brace up as there are unemployment, social pressure and high expectations out there”. He further advised them to be psychologically and emotionally ready for the challenges ahead. He enjoined them to set clear goals to be achieved, be ambitious and try their hands on many things.

While speaking on the road to success, he singled out the outstanding achievements recorded by great people like Aliko Dangote, the billionaire Nigerian business mogul and President of Dangote Group, who rose from a very humble background to greatness. Dr. Bakare described the Dean of COLFHEC, Professor Lateef Sanni, as another goal-getter and a good role model for young people to look up to. In his remarks, the Dean, COLFHEC, Professor Lateef Sanni, alsothe occasion to warn students never to engage in plagiarism. “Don’t plagiarise and always be focused”, he added.

Earlier in her Welcome Address, the College Officer, Mrs. Idowu Enikuomehin, stated that the aim of the Lecture was to encourage the graduatingto embrace entrepreneurship and toprepare them for life after graduation. She also assuredthe programme, whichnowheld annually, would set the pace for other Colleges, soon.

Last Updated on December 16, 2014 by admin

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