A former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and the Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, on Monday called on students of the African University of Science and Technology, AUST, Abuja to embrace entrepreneurship, instead of waiting for white-collar jobs.
The duo, who made the call during a forum with young entrepreneurs and students of the AUST in Abuja, urged Nigerian youths to leverage various social media platforms to create jobs for themselves.
Mr Dorsey said when the twitter platform was created some 13 years ago, it was for interactions and social engagements.
He, however, said that “millions of young people are now using the platforms across the world and have built upon its original status especially in the areas of entrepreneurship, news dissemination and crusade for social justice.”
In her remarks, Mrs Okojo-Iweala emphasized that the Nigerian youth population should not wait for anybody to create jobs for them.
She, therefore, urged the youth to explore Twitter and other social media platforms to create jobs for themselves and for others.