rlg Chief Executive Roland Agambire has told African youth living and studying abroad they have a moral duty to return to their countries and bring their international exposure and knowledge to bear on ongoing reconstruction efforts on the continent.
Agambire was addressing mostly African and Asian students at the International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Leadership at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. He said it was possible for the various countries in Africa to re-emerge from the current quagmire of under-development and socio-economic instabilities to become the economic giant of the world.
Speaking on the topic “Navigating the landmines of entrepreneurship: bursting the myths”, Agambire said: “All it takes is good leadership and a real commitment to succeed.”
He said given the enormous commitment by governments in the region to adopt the developmental democracy path, the educated youth would be required to play important role, both in governance and in business and urged the students to be worthy ambassadors of their various countries and the continent in general.
The President of the Robert Gordon University Students’ Union in charge of Communication and Democracy, Francisca Chiedu, said the conference afforded the students an opportunity to reflect on transformation challenges of Africa and mobilise support for its success.