Port-Harcourt - Dr Femi Agbede, a Port Harcourt-based business consultant, has advised unemployed Nigerians to strive to start their own business rather than depend on relations.
Agbede gave the advice in Port Harcourt on Tuesday at a training workshop. He said that there were many small, but profit yielding businesses that were formerly under estimated in our communities.
Agbede said that the most important things were to have a plan, cultivate saving habit and be disciplined. He said that N5,000 was enough to start business in the area and make progress, stressing that "start small and progress".
Agbede said a pastor,whose identity he did not disclose,had challenged unemployed female members to collect N5,000 loan from the church and start at least Akara business.
The consultant said there was no response from the women who had demanded financial gifts from the pastor. "Discipline, planning and saving habit are all it takes to succeed in business,’’ he said.