Mr. Omon Ogudo, the Chief Executive Officer of BEES, has said the desire to solve societal problem, made him go into business.
He revealed that the burning passion to solve problems started at a tender age, but materialised in 2007.
“I attended a seminar and the guest speaker spoke about exploring special talents. Immediately I jumped up amid the crowd and shouted, ‘I’m born extraordinarily excellent’ that is how I settled for the business which has been on my mind. It was a divine message and the challenge to start a business,” the businessman said.
Ogudo stated that he started his business with a token of N4,500 which he struggled to pay and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission.
The Physics Electronic graduate stressed that his education has impacted positively on his business, adding that he was able to apply some theories and laws on entrepreneurial situations.
“For instance if you want to move physics argued that you need an external force to propel you. Also, work needs a distance to travel and these are some of the principles that have been guiding me in business.
He explained that the abbreviation BEE stands for Born Extraordinary Excellent Enterprises Limited, a company which is into consultancy services on enterprise development and skills among others.
On the craze for white collar jobs among youths, he said, “Gone are those days that parents said ‘go to school, get a good grade and get a good job’. The situation is different now considering the number of youths who are searching for limited white collar jobs.”
“Right now the kind of jobs that are available are entrepreneurial jobs, skills based job which is 100 per cent conceptualised by the entrepreneur. Even organisational jobs people are gradually bringing out the entrepreneurial aspects of it,” he added.