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INSPIRING SELF-DEVELOPMENT COACHING BY DR ABDULRAZAQ ONIYE (FROM UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN) AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

INSPIRING SELF-DEVELOPMENT COACHING BY DR ABDULRAZAQ ONIYE (FROM UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN) AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

INSPIRING SELF-DEVELOPMENT COACHING BY DR ABDULRAZAQ ONIYE (FROM UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN) AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

Permit me to stand on the well established protocol, I greet ProInSafe team, the distinguished guests and all the people that are seated here today. Good evening to everyone.  I am invited to discuss self-development. Self development basically helps us to become more aware of our talents, potentials and help to bring to the fore issue of human capital development. This awareness facilitates employability and ensures that we are able to contribute to personal and national development.

Self-development involves steps taken to discover/identify your talents, strengths and other attributes that will help you to fulfil your purpose in this life because obviously we all are existing to fulfil certain purpose. Many people are unable to progress in life because of their inability to identify their talents, some people are gifted in writing, some have oratory power, when they talk you are mesmerized and amazed.

You must identify various areas you are talented, is it writing, statistics, entrepreneurship, sport, speaking etc. Self development implies you know your talents.  Closely related to that is the issue of potential, we all do not have the same potentials. That’s why some people thrive in a particular field of endeavors and others do not. That is why today some people going to school and always fail, because they do not necessarily have business in the academic field they are studying, everyone wants to attain first, second, third degrees because others are doing that when the person is meant to focus on entrepreneurship. As a result he will be wasting his resources; time, money and energy at school and they will be marking him there as a failure.

Some people have failed jamb consecutively that they can already predict jamb questions. These people can easily tell that these questions were asked three years ago and won’t be set until next year. The reason for this is because they have written jambs so many times but they keep failing, or maybe they did pass but didn’t just gain admission into the university, meanwhile they were so determined to go to university not so that they can gain advanced knowledge to be productive but because of societal expectations.

Whereas if such person had discovered his/her potential, he/she would not have so much stressful experience. Some students spend more fruitless years than expected in school or in a particular learning institute because they are yet to discover their talents. They are then perceived as failures by people around them. Some people are destined to be in school, attain all forms of degrees yet they hardly have something valuable to show for it simply because they are not self-developed. Some people only stick to the information taught in school, this way, they do not meet up with standards. We must have those attributes that reflect self development to benefit more from all forms of education we acquire. Some people are punctual and faithful to their studies but still do not perform optimally as a result of lack of self-development.

Self development implies that you just a take a step, lay a significant foundation (discover your potentials) for further development, continue to improve yourself and  progress to be the best you can be. Not all of us must attain second degrees, we may all have first degrees because obviously education is required to fully operate in the society, but not all of us will get second degrees. And if we all obtain second degree, all of us won’t obtain doctorate degree. The most important thing is to discover the innate potentials, that’s very crucial to the issue of self-development. I commend the organizers of this program for coming up with such crucial topic; self-development. Nigeria has many problems because many people within the country are not self-developed.

The second thing to discuss is “what potentials have you?” You need to think about how you will develop your potentials to be able to establish an organization of your own so that you can employ others. Don’t think just about being employed. Imagine everyone thinks of being employed, that means we will have no employers, no organization, no investment, how do we then work to survive? Therefore to sustain the economy of the country, more people must think about creating employment and not just about being employed.

In those days, we had just University or Ilorin in Kwara state, now there are more than four universities within Kwara state. More potential employees are being created, this is a reason each person must be well developed to be self-reliant, self employed and also provide opportunities for others to be employed. In addition, technological advancement today is getting people out of jobs, it is contributing to reduction in the need for human labor, that is, job vacancies are very few.

In those days it would take about few days before getting pictures from photographers, they will give you the negative copies and ask you to later come back for the hard copy. But now all those things have gone into extinction, photographers nowadays have very few or no room for employment. In those days, post office was very relevant because people would post letters to communicate with their loved ones that are distant. The post office hardly matters anymore upon the arrival of handsets, laptops etc. which means many people working there must have lost their jobs. In fact, motor parks do not get enough passengers anymore relative to those days because people can easily communicate (have meetings etc) through mobile phones, and other communication gadgets instead of travelling to places.

Instead of taking taxi to your aunt’s place, you can easily make a phone call of just 5 naira to confirm if she’s around, if she says no, you will save up the money (about 50 or 100 naira) and time to go to her house and still be disappointed by her absence. All these innovations are evidence of some people’s self development. We can see the latter is very vital to the community, societal and national development.

We have discussed talents, potentials, acquisition and diversification. Acquisition is going to school to learn how to read, write, learn numeracy, and acquire other basic knowledge required to fit into the society. The beginning of self development is learning how to diversify. Diversification involves acquiring and developing your skills and potentials. Which implies that today you cannot rejoice over having just a skill, things are changing, the world is evolving. If you only have certificate without acquiring another relevant skill, if the field you have its certificate becomes redundant, then count yourself jobless. If you have no skill you can sell, what can employers buy from you. So you need to diversify.

Dr Oniye presents self-development coaching at ProInSafe Launching

Dr AbdulRazaq Oniye self-development coaching at ProInSafe Launching

Now I will be rounding up by mentioning some tips for your self-development. To be self-developed we need to do a number of things some of which include:

  1. You must ensure that you are focused on self-improvement. Improve yourself, read outside classroom. Don’t limit your knowledge to what you are taught by your teachers/lecturers.
  2. Individual Growth: If you have first degree, be focused on acquiring a skill relevant to developing your potentials. Note that, you need to consider your potentials before acquiring a skill. If you don’t have the potential, you will be tagged a failure during the course of the training and after the training.
  3. Team work: I like the drama presented by the youngsters (PLACY Club members), the young girl who was the business woman was selling on her own but was making very low sales, by the time she exchanged ideas with the other young boy (who was the distributor), she learned some tactics which helped to grow her business. If you are doing it all alone without a team work and input of other people, you will experience low or no progress. You must learn to do team work.
  4. You must be productive. This is internet era, when you go online be focused on your needs and how you can use the internet to gratify your needs. If you are going online to search for a topic, do just that to the exclusion of everything else. Don’t be distracted by Facebook. If you did not go online to browse Instagram, don’t let Instagram distract you. If you are not online to tweet, don’t let twitter distract you. If you are not focused, you can be online for 8 hours, wasting your MB, your time and energy without achieving a significant goal. You will start checking your social media messages, surfing the net etc and you will still appear busy, busy doing nothing. Be focused, be determined, be mindful and be proactive
  5. Giving Back: A self-developed person must learn to give back to the society. That is the time to reflect your self development, a self developed person is not just busy with him/herself alone. Your self development should inspire you to engage in one or two projects that can benefit the life of others. Like this ProInSafe seminar, everyone here today paid no entrance fee before they can get free access to valuable lectures and information necessary to develop them psychologically and to develop their skills. Certainly acquiring and applying these skills will help them to be more productive. Therefore ProInSafe team has benefited the lives of people here today. That is the way to go as self developed individuals.
  6. Develop your communication skills: To go far in life you must work on your communication skills. Some people are enriched with sound knowledge and talents but they lack expression. They lack quality and meaningful expression. Some people are not welcomed at official meetings because of their lack of presentation despite their rich knowledge and experience. Their knowledge is wasteful and not yet adequate because they have not acquired the knowledge and skills of effective communication. Don’t beat about the bush, be detailed but precise. Improve on your communication skills.
  7. You need to work on your relationship: Some of us have good networks but we don’t exploit them fruitfully. Some people went to school, they made friends but don’t know the value of friendship. Some of your classmates are daughters and sons to valuable people yet you cannot tap into these resources. You have hundreds of friends on social media who are adding no value to you. Ask yourself, how many of your acquaintances can be helpful/useful in reaching your own destination. Work on your network, constructive ones. That’s what I mean by building your relationships.
  8. Be a leader of yourself: You need to be a good follower to be a good leader. Learn to control yourself and be disciplined that when you set out your goals you commit yourself to the achievement of those goals. Learn to obey and believe in yourself.
  9. Be Creative : You need to be creative in the course of developing yourself. While developing yourself, your creativity is improved. Innovation is important in this era. Some people are not better than you but they are well packaged. Some people sell locust beans, package it well and transport to other states. If you sell good products but your business lacks quality packaging, very few people or no one will patronize you. Some people package grounded pepper, garri etc and make greater sales compare to their competitors who do not package as such. Packaging is very key to someone who is intentional about self-development.
  10. Learn to cope with failure: Always understand that Rome was not built in a day. Look at this bulb (electricity) we all are benefiting from today was developed by a man, who failed about  a thousand times. It was after he tried a thousandth time that he was able to develop an inferior kind of bulb. The pioneering bulb has gone through so many alterations before we have nice modern bulb of today. Today we are using phones which are forms of computers, the very first set of computers are gigantic and are very limited and restricted, now we have very nice laptops, desktops etc. The first set of phones were also very huge (especially 3310 models of phones) that they tagged them “owo n ro mi” (Yoruba words for my hands ache) implying how big the phones were at the time. If you want to live and not make mistakes, it means you are not trying to be self-developed, nor are you making an impact, you are not even working nor taking any significant step at all.

Thank you!

PLACY CLUB DRAMA PRESENTATION AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

PLACY CLUB DRAMA PRESENTATION AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

PLAY

Title: Standard Road to Success

A business woman was at her store and she looked all depressed. One of her distributors went to get more goods.

The distributor: Good day ma.

Business Woman: Welcome, how are you doing?

The distributor: (Looks excited) I am very fine, and you?

Business woman: (sighs) I am alive o.

The distributor: Madam, what is wrong with you?  You don’t look okay.

Business woman: I cannot be okay when I am barely making sales. Everything is dry. It amazes me that you come here so often to get goods. In fact, you are the only distributor who’s been patronizing me lately which explains that only you have been making a great deal of sales. (She moves closer to him and whispers)Tell me, what is the secret? What are you doing differently that some of us are not doing?

The distributor: (Smiles) It’s very simple ma. Didn’t you register your business at all?

Business woman: (Gave disappointment gestures) Mmm. I did, but obviously there is nothing to show for it. It was just normal required registration, I guess.

The distributor: You have not heard about ProInSafe?

Business woman: Pro…ProInSafe? Not really.

The distributor: (laughs)  Actually, I have been making abundant sales ever since I registered with ProInSafe. I must tell you that I am even here for more goods. ProInSafe has been so helpful in increasing my patronage because I engage in digital marketing, therefore, with ProInSafe it has been very easy to convince online consumers of my credibility. (Phone rings) Hello Iya konko, ohhhkay, I will be back in a jiffy. Please attend to all my customers, I must not lose any of them. I am at madam’s shop to get more stock.

Business Woman: (Adjusts her sitting posture and pays keen attention to him) Please tell me more. What is this ProInSafe all about?

The distributor: (smiles) ProInSafe is fully known as Promoting Internet Safety. That is basically what the organization is all about. ProInSafe exists to promote cyber security, provide job opportunities, promote credible businesses and empower the youths. ProInSafe is indeed tested and trusted! Go to www.proinsafe.com to register your business in order to boost your sales and also to support their vision to promote cyber security and foster socio-economic development of the country.

Business Woman: Ahh. This sounds so interesting but I am very broke at the moment. I don’t think I can afford this now. (she looks gloomy)

The distributor: You are telling me you cannot spare less than 4000 naira to grow your business?

Business woman: (Apparently shocked) Are you serious? I thought you would mention an amount that is between 20-50k or more.

The distributor: Not at all. In fact ProInSafe has made me realize that so many people actually require our products, but our low patronage is usually as a result of less advertisement and lack of trusts by consumers. ProInSafe has come to resolve such entrepreneurial issues by helping all entrepreneurs with online presence to make higher sales and maximize their profits. ProInSafe is virtually an an online business regulatory organization. They are here to encourage entrepreneurship and accelerate socio-economic development of the country. They also render affordable advertisement, business consultancy and other relevant cyber security services.

The business woman was indeed amazed by this great innovative opportunity. She asked for the organization’s contact details. The distributor gave it to her and she immediately took an excuse to contact ProInSafe Organization.

The next scene showed two friends, one of the friends who was a PLACY club member was on his way back from a sport competition. He met his friend who asked where he was coming from.

PLACY Club drama at ProInSafe Launching

Bayo and Agboola at PLACY Club Play

Bayo: Hey friend! How are you?

Agboola: I am good. What’s up? Where are you coming from with all these sport kits?

Bayo: I am just returning from a sport competition organized by PLACY club program.

Agoola: What is that? Could you please give more details?

Bayo: PLACY Club is fully known as ProInSafe Leadership And Community Youth Club. It is one of the projects of ProInSafe Empowerment Projects  created for secondary schools, the club is dedicated to discovering and developing youths’ potentials and exploiting the potentials to encourage innovations, create great leader and facilitate community development. We engage in various training sessions, programs and community development services to achieve our goals.

Agboola: That’s fantastic! No wonder you are now more mature and resourceful. Wait! I saw a billboard of a beautiful art work, with the words PLACY Club on it, along Ibrahim street over there (points to the right side of the road) , are you guys responsible for that?

Bayo: Yes. Some of the students made that under the supervision of an artist. We create many things and even help respective schools to meet their needs.

Agboola showed interest and Bayo asked him to come to their next conference to meet with the Club Team. They walked along the same path and continued to discuss PLACY Club.

 

THE END!

 

Starring

AbdulQuadir Labaika-The distributor

Maryam Labaika-The business woman

Aminullahi Aliyu-Bayo

Olamide-Agboola

Story by: Maryam AbdulRahman

Edited by: Rukayyah Rahman

Directed by: Ramlat Ahmed

POEM; YOUTHS ARE THE FRUITS PRESENTED BY PLACY CLUB MEMBERS

POEM; YOUTHS ARE THE FRUITS PRESENTED BY PLACY CLUB MEMBERS

 

Maryam Labaika reciting the poem at ProInSafe Launching

PLACY Club member-Maryam reciting Youths are the Fruits Poem

 

POEM; YOUTHS ARE THE FRUITS PRESENTED BY PLACY CLUB MEMBERS AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING AND SEMINAR EVENT.

TOPIC:  YOUTHS ARE THE FRUITS

  • The world is colorful only if filled with wonderful beings.
  • Nigeria will be great again if the youths are nurtured well.
  • Youths are the fruits;
  • The fruit of the seed you sow.
  • You will reap sweeter fruit, if the seeds are nurtured better.
  • Karma is a reality;
  • It operates according to the divine will.
  • Every cause has an effect;
  • What you sow you shall reap.
  • This we must always remember.
  • What we receive as children is what we receive as youths and adults.
  • We are capable of keeping the world at its best only if we get the best from our care givers.
  • We are leaders of today and tomorrow, because what we must be, reflects from since we saw the light of the world.
  • Productive action yields fruitful life, beautiful life style and successful career.

 

 

AbdulQuadir Labaika translating the poem at ProInSafe Launching

PLACY Club Ag President-AbdulQuadir translating Youths are the Fruits Poem.

Translation 

The world will be a great place but you need to train your children properly. Give them good advice, create time for them, invest in them, Nigeria is suffering because the leader’s today lack effective nurturance.

Make sure for children are equipped with knowledge and experience to function optimally, socially, mentally, academically and physically.

The advanced countries are ahead because their children are well developed. They get quality education and are given opportunities to exploit their talent and potentials.

Spending time at wedding occasion is pleasant but you need to get your priorities right. Children can change the world for the better, starting from Nigeria but what we seek is your attention, encouraging words, inspirational contents and good behavioral modification system. Teachers are trying, you parent are doing your best, but we need you to focus more on being the better best to raise successful children, help us to form good habits, don’t say bad words on us. We will make you proud soon. But only if you believe in us and nurture us to great standards.

All thanks to PLACY Club team who are willing to support the parents and teachers to help each child to actualize his/her potentials. Experience in PLACY club will help us become better individuals, great leaders and successful youths and adults.

Thank you everyone we wish you happiness, wealth, success and peace in all your endeavors including parenthood.

Remember we receive what we give, we give what we receive. The world is round. Youths, you need to learn how to strive in order  to thrive!

For mentorship and counseling you may contact: 08185071239  or visit the website: www.proinsafe.com.

Youths are the Fruits presentation

Youths are the Fruits presentation

 Written by: Rukayyah Rahman

Presented by: Maryam Labaika and AbdulQuadir Labaika

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CYBER CRIME AND ITS MITIGATING MEASURES BY ABDULSALAM B. SULEIMAN (Ph.D) AT  PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

CYBER CRIME AND ITS MITIGATING MEASURES BY ABDULSALAM B. SULEIMAN (Ph.D) AT  PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

 

CYBER CRIME AND ITS MITIGATING MEASURES, AN EDUCATIVE LECTURE DELIVERED BY ABDULSALAM B. SULEIMAN (Ph.D) AT THE LAUNCHING EVENT AND PUBLIC AWARENESS PROGRAMME ORGANIZED BY PROINSAFE  ORGANISAION AT SOCRATES COLLEGE, ILORIN ON 25TH APRIL, 2019.

Introduction

          Cybercrime has increase the number of known crimes, not only in Nigeria, but globally, such that companies, individuals both low and high have been affected negatively. Perpetration of this financial crime cut across nations as syndicate members. A report (sponsored by McAfee) published in 2014, estimated that the annual damage to the global economy was $445 Billion. Approximately $1.5billion was lost in 2012 to unlined credit and debit card fraud in the USA. In 2018, a study by the centre for strategic and international studies (CSIS) in partnership with McAfee, concludes that close to $600 Billion neatly one percent of global GDP is lost to Cybercrime each year (Wikipedia). Some criminal of this crime go undetected, while few arrested are dealt with. The main objective of this lecture paper is therefore, to enlighten the listening audience about the concept of Cybercrime which as  become  a global crime. The lecture paper is also to highlight some mitigating measures against the financial crime in Nigeria.

Concept of Cybercrime  

          Cyber crime can be defined as offences that are committed against individuals or group of individuals with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the financial reputation of the victim or cause physiological, mental harm, or loss to the victim, directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication network such as internet. Cybercrime is a crime that involve the use of computer and a network.

Factors Responsible For Prevalence Of Cybercrime

The following factors are considered for prevalence of Cybercrime in Nigeria.

  • Get-rich quick syndrome.
  • Poor parenting as regard effective monitoring of activities of children.
  • Lack of counseling on the part of elders in the society.\
  • Lack of timely information to law enforcement agents.
  • Inadequate logistics support to the law enforcement agents to track down Cybercrime syndicates.
  • Active connivance with criminals by some bank officials.

Mitigating Measures Against Cybercrime

          Mitigating measures include, but not limited to the following:

  • Avoid disclosure of financial transactions to unauthorized persons.
  • Avoid disclosure of your bank account details to unauthorized persons.
  • Temptation of greed, and get of quick syndrome should be discouraged.
  • Parents should monitor the lifestyle of their children, particularly financial recklessness.
  • Landlords should endeavour to check background of tenants.
  • Members of the public should endeavour to provide useful information on questionable characters living around them to the law enforcement agents.
  • Public awareness programmes should be encouraged.
  • Government should endeavour to provide adequate logistic support to law enforcement agents i.e Tracking machine.
  • Above all, banks should intensify efforts to reports questionable account owners to the appropriate authorities for immediate action

Conclusion

Cybercrime, like other crimes ravaging our society requires collective effort of Government, Non-Government organizations and individuals. This can be achieved via adequate logistic supports to security agencies of timely provision of information in the members of the public.

     Reference

     http:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybercrime