Rapper and singer Sound Sultan thrilled guests at the just-concluded MTN Link Forum held at the Transcorp Metropolitan Hotel, Calabar, Cross River State. Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Patrick Ugbe, said: “ MTN Link Forum has added value in terms of capacity-building to the youths in Cross River State.”
He noted that MTN Link Forum is encouraging youths in the state to be bold and has given the challenge of becoming their own bosses. Although it is a difficult step to take, considering that they are stepping into the unknown. But, by listening to those who have done it and made a success of their businesses, they are inspired to also become entrepreneurs and add value to the economic development of the state,” he stated. Sharing his success story, Nzan Ogbe, the Special Adviser to the state governor, harped on the need for self-discovery and staying focused.
According to him, knowing who you are and what value you have been created to add to the human race, is the first step to becoming an entrepreneur and a successful one at that. “Most times, we are quick to look at the finished products without sparing a thought for the story that made the man. My journey of self- discovery started when I was nine years old.
Since then, I knew I had to stay focused to achieve all my dreams. Even when I had the opportunity of staying back abroad, when things were all rocky, I had a plan and I stuck to it. Life is about principles, life is a process, learn to stay focused,” he stated. Reiterating MTN’s commitment to enriching lives, Aminu Sani, the Brand Manager, Progressive Segment, said the forum is one of the many initiatives by the leading network to enrich lives. MTN Link Forum is a value-added platform for young, budding entrepreneurs and professionals to network and connect to their dreams.