The attention of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has been drawn to an open letter written to him by a young entrepreneur in the Agribusiness.
After the letter went viral, his Imperial Majesty met with the entrepreneur, Ola-Abraham Oluwafemi, and offered to support his exhilarating initiative.
The writer of the letter wrote to the Yoruba Kingdom traditional ruler asking about the feasibility of Nigerian entrepreneurs’ business ideas considering the unfavorable business environment ranging from the increasing inflation rate to macroeconomic variable instability, among others.
In the letter, he emphasized that most prosperous entrepreneurs enjoyed advantages which many young industrious entrepreneurs don’t seem to have access to.
During a meeting with Oluwafemi and his team, Oba Ogunwusi was against the popular belief that success is not determined by riches and wealth.
He also stressed that, instead of riches and wealth, ‘fulfillment’ should be considered as the determinant and criterion for measuring success.
He said, “I applaud your courage to write me and express your thought to the world. In a true capitalist environment, your conclusion is very valid but we need to be fair and appreciate the impact of every individual contributing to the existing of the world as an ecosystem.”
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“People have different ambitions and you’re successful not only when you make lot of money, but when you attain your ambition and feel the fulfillment of your aspirations”.
“For instance, my late mother had six children. She never bought a car neither did she build a house, but she always derive her fulfilment from the growth and successes of her children.
Today, I’m one of the houses She built, will you say my mother was not successful?”
“Our youth should be patient and be consistent in their pursuit for greatness. I am impressed with the writers ideas and agribusiness concept he currently run.
We will keep in touch and look into have we can support him and other youthful ideas for a prosperous nation.”
The agribusiness entrepreneur and also the Chief Executive Officer of Owanbe Farms and Foods who is a 31-year-old Ibadan born applauded the Ooni of Ife for his support for African Youths since his installation.