The Executive Chairman Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS) and the Former Dean, School of Business and Governance (SBG) at the Kwara State University (KWASU), Dr Muritala Awodun gave a lecture to the students of the College of Business and Social Science of Landmark University, Omu Aran on the theme: Innovation changing Attitude and Agriculture in Nigeria at the Campus.
After the profile reading of Dr. Muritala Awodun by Dr Lawal of Landmark University’s College of Business and Social Science, Dr. Awodun, the zealous educator mounted the podium to do one of his interests, which is teaching and inspiring the youth. He stated precisely how contented he gets every time he speaks to young students on how they can make the best out of life without the need to depend on anyone especially for employment. He however expressed his intense gratitude to the Management of Landmark University, Omu-Aran, for the opportunity given him to share and rub minds with students and colleagues.
Dr. Awodun elucidated on the topic, Youth, Agric Business and Food Security in Nigeria. He gave an insight on what innovation, which he characterised as taking creativity to the market or executing ideas through value addition. In other words, the transformation of ideas into reality. Thus making innovation 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. He however stated that people must continuously innovate in order to affect the society. He added that innovation is the origin of wealth. He cited Landmark University as a closed economy because most of the consumables are provided in the university, adding that the institution would not have grown without innovation.
Dr. Awodun said entrepreneurs are wealth creators who bring about growth in a society. He described youths as a set of people who are between the age brackets of 18 to 35 and have more time to spend in Nigeria than every other set of citizens, because the youths today will be the parents of tomorrow. This implies that the future of Nigeria belongs to them and he advised them to be good and active leaders in Nigeria.
Dr. Awodun spoke on Change of Attitude. According to the zealous lecturer he said this is our approach or perception of things around us. He however lamented that youths of today’s generation behave the way they please, adding that attitude to self, one another and the society has to change if we must have growth in Nigeria. He credited the efforts of the Vice Chancellor and the entire Management of Landmark University for introducing Agricultural Business to the students. He said the sector should also be looked at critically because acres of lands which are not in use can be effectively cultivated. He advised the students to be innovative at all times.
Highlighting the importance of innovation, the KW-IRS Executive Chairman said creativity is not enough, but value addition should be taken note of. He stated that Nigeria’s strength hinges on agriculture which can create wealth if all can think in that direction.
Full of gratitude to Dr. Muritala Awodun for the inspiring lecture delivered to the students of College of Business and Social Science of Landmark University was the Dean of the College, Prof Aize Obayan who also implored the students of the College of Business and Social Science to oblige his presence subsequently as they intend to draw more from his wealth of his experience.