In spite of the numerous challenges facing the country currently, the Former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has called on the entrepreneurs in the country not to be deterred by the lingering crisis, but to look ways to explore more business opportunities in the country.
He made the call while addressing participants at 2014 edition of leadership insight and experiences seminar organized by Entrepreneurs Organization of Nigeria (EON) in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Failures in the economic plights of the nation's business men and women, was attributed to the part of leadership of the country.
He said the three factors majorly responsible for effective and responsible management of the economy or any worthy institution is leadership, leadership and leadership.
"We are witnessing a downturn in the economy now because the leadership has failed in its responsibility to deliver factors that will encourage entrepreneurship.
"If leadership is not okay, followership will be wrong and as they say in the military parlance there is no bad soldier but bad officers so the leadership must work to ensure the economy is well managed, that there is social cohesion, that the expectations of the youths and business leaders are met while also pursuing vigorously policies, laws and regulations that ensure sustenance of any investment in the economy," he said.
Lere Baale, Chairman of EON, called on the Federal Government to give more support for Entrepreneurs, saying it is the only way to transform the economy.