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You need this Principle to discover your purpose and live a productive life.

You need this Principle to discover your purpose and live a productive life.

You need to read this if you seek to discover your purpose and be more productive…

LAMP principle is an effective set of techniques to help people live a purposeful and productive life.

The greatest achievement of life is to understand exactly what your purpose is, in this world of so many controversies, news, stories, lifestyles and all. It is amazing to realize that each person has a specific purpose tasked by the Universe. The most successful people in this world have one thing in common, they all live a purposeful life. They discovered why they exist, live that purpose which obviously adds meaning and significance to their lives. This gives them happiness, fulfillment, fame, riches and all the amazing things  the world can offer. To be like or better than that icon, great leader, business tycoon, legend, you have always adored, you need to live a purposeful life.

It is one thing to have a purpose, it is another (which is the most vital) to discover the purpose. When we mention purpose, it simply means the reason of your existence, your responsibilities, the role you exist to play to complete the circle of the universe. Discovering our purpose can seem herculean but nothing is sweeter and more interesting than living a life that’s dedicated to understanding why we breathe, why we were born and why we exist.

All you need to know is the How! Many of us often consciously and unconsciously question ourselves, what is my purpose? How do I discover my purpose? All these questions are very vital, more vital than life itself. If you live and there is no purpose for such life, the feeling is synonymous to being dead because you are overwhelmed with the feeling of emptiness that you feel lifeless, useless and tired all the time.

This usually is a major causal factor of mental distress and in fact physical sickness. Read on to understand more on how you can discover your purpose, develop yourself and be more productive.

The rapid way to discover your purpose and live a  more productive life is through adopting the following techniques that have been summarized to be LAMP.

1. Learning: As stated earlier, it seems difficult discovering who you are and your purpose because you don’t know how to. First step is reading this present blog. Learning is an endless process. Therefore don’t limit your learning to four walls of classes, exam preparations, school books etc. Read widely, be open minded, explore various fields, focus on yourself and decide what captures your interests more. Read self development books, attend seminars, speak to learned people, psychologists and others who you know are capable of impacting unto you a meaningful knowledge. Learn from others’ stories and experiences to help you easily navigate your journey too. Each person’s journey differs but it often requires same attitude to discover and embark on the journey.

2. Application: Knowledge without an evidence of it is useless and in fact detrimental. Every knowledge holds a space in the mind, if not put into fruitful use, it takes up the space for no reason and more painfully it causes anxiety. The reason is that your whole body has received a signal of a significant information but if you don’t put it to use then your neural system reacts negatively to the entire information. Like punishing you for knowing the right thing but not doing it. Reading a book on how to cook will not automatically imbibe the skills in you, until you apply the information. You get your hands on the kitchen utensils and food stuffs then make efforts to actually cook.

Once you learn that it is important to read to learn, you won’t magically learn until you adopt the knowledge by actually reading. If you learn that over thinking leads to anxiety, you will get rid of anxiety only if you adopt the knowledge and stay away from over thinking. You must apply the knowledge, practically adopt the principles and rules then you will observe progress. You can’t be a millionaire just by reading millionaire mindset book until you act out the knowledge. Let there be strong mutual connection between your sensory and motor system. Motor system is responsible for practical actions, body movements while sensory system is concerned with the input, taking in the information. As stated, its not enough to take in the information, its more important to act out the information.

Complement your learning with the application of the information then you will surely experience rapid progress and abundant success…Rukayyah Rahman

3.Mindfulness: This is very important and cuts across the whole process, because it symbolizes your keen attention, full concentration and focus. We will discuss more on mindfulness in one of our subsequent posts. But we will briefly discuss it here to make the point concerning how to be more productive. Once you are mindful, you are more responsive and energetic. Your body, mind and soul are awakened and ready to receive divine messages from the Universe. At this stage, you will be compelled to do only what is right and relevant. You will be able to listen and yield to the voice of the soul which has all the information we need to grow as human beings and of course discover our purpose and be more productive. It resonates our soul with the Universe. It gives us peace and improve our memory system. Being mindful fuels our passion, inspires us more to act now! There is a sense of urgency and responsibility when we are mindful.  We are able to set our goals, plan effectively and consistently, consequently we get to fulfill our purposes upon discovery of the purposes.

4. Practice: This is similar to applying the knowledge mentioned above but a bit more. Here, you have to be steady with the principle 2 which is applying your knowledge to real life situations. If you read about how to improve your memory system, your memory system will get improved only when you apply the knowledge, not just once but continuously till you master it and it has become a habit. It is stated that it takes 21 days to form a particular habit so this is a bonus knowledge, that is, you have to keep practising for a couple of days, your brain adjusts to this reality and you are conditioned to keep up with the habits. All of our behaviors today were formed through conditioning and persistent practice. We can get rid of all unfavorable attitudes, all we need is mindfulness, determination and constant practice. With the right knowledge and constant practice you will be more productive and continue to gradually uncover and live your purpose.

You need to understand that its a gradual process, the discovery and fulfillment are a lifetime journey but you need to ensure at every phase there is a fruitful outcome, hold on, keep it up, be fierce and fearless, you will keep growing and you will continue to progress in your journey of your discovery and achievements. LAMP is the secret of all the great leaders. They keep learning, apply their knowledge, adopt mindfulness and continue practising by repeating the cycle over and over again.

 

INTRODUCTION TO A NIGERIAN INNOVATIVE ORGANIZATION-PROINSAFE

INTRODUCTION TO A NIGERIAN INNOVATIVE ORGANIZATION-PROINSAFE

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROINSAFE PRESENTED AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT.

Introduction

The damage caused by cybercrime is estimated to hit $6 trillion by the year 2021. This has led to a forecast that there will be an estimated increase in spending by companies for cyber security between the periods of 2017 and 2021 to $1 trillion. According to Gartner, as at 2016, more than $80 billion was spent on products and services related to cyber security. This is however expected to exceed $1 trillion globally within a five-year period.

As a matter of fact, the cyber security industry is one that is fast paced as there is zero percent unemployment rates in this industry. The industry in fact has unfilled positions that are expected to reach 1.5 million by the year 2019. This shows that there is severe shortage of talent especially as more cybercrimes are being committed almost every other day.

Despite the fact that cyber security companies can easily be found in the United States of America and in the cyberspace, does not in any way make the industry to be over saturated. The fact that there are people and organizations out there who would always need the professional services of cyber security companies from time to time to sort out cyber security related issues et al makes the business ever green….Adapted from profitable venture.com

However cyber security company has not fully gained ground in Nigeria, we need to feel the impact of this industry because it has so much to offer Nigeria in both security and economy sector.

ProInSafe stemmed out because of this, the purpose of creating this innovative organization is to create  a safe and prosperous environment for all to thrive.

ProInSafe fully known as Promoting Internet Safety is an innovative profit making organization in Nigeria (its our dream to expand far beyond this country) and it exists to strategically promote internet safety while providing supports and empowerment for youths to achieve self actualization and self reliance in a credible way.

Audience at ProInSafe Launching

Audience pays attention at the event

Significance

Few or many of us here today have or know someone who has fallen victims of scam businesses. No matter how wealthy someone is, it is such a bad idea losing money in such a pathetic way. Its not enough to lose money but we tend to experience emotional breakdowns as a result, which may result into depression or paranoia; inability to trust even credible businesses.

As much as people tried to discard this idea because they believed it was impossible or an herculean task. We still decided to venture into it because of our passion to resolve a problem (cyber crime and unemployment)  that is an impetus to many other societal difficulties reflecting in the socio-economic state of the country. However our passion is not enough, we continue to progress with the strong support of our great Father known as Father of The Universe. Without him nothing would have been in existence.

Therefore cybercrime is not a problem to be swept under the carpet. No matter how huge/difficult/expensive the task appears, we must start from somewhere and as soon as possible to prevent the problems from escalating. Cyber Security Expert of Nigeria also raised  that concrete solution must be provided to mitigate the issue of cybercrime. This statement is one of the driving forces behind the existence of ProInSafe. During our feasibility studies, we discovered more than 50% of entrepreneurs require our services. In fact with a month of our establishment, we have about 10 clients already. This explains that our services are valuable and our target market is quite huge and responsive. With these businesses’ cooperation, our goals will be achieved.

For example, we had to start using the house as our office since much of our work is online based, many of our meetings are online as well.  The staff working with ProInSafe are volunteers (who only have access to certain remuneration for their duties) at the moment but we hope that as we progress  they will be full time employees because they are highly skilled and competent they deserve to earn handsome salaries.

We use strategic measures to verify and validate businesses.  Our website is well secured and we are less vulnerable to such cyber hazard as hacking even though this cannot  be prevented. If such ever happened we have put it in place measures to prevent great havoc. Part of our project will involve supporting technological researches and innovations to proffer lasting solutions to cyber and other related crimes and dangers. Your personal info are safe with ProInSafe, most definitely unless security reasons call for sharing your details with the third party.

Experience maximum safety and prosperity with ProInSafe.

The unemployment rate in Nigeria is a painful reality, and the higher this gets the more problems  surface in Nigeria. Many people resolved to cyber crime because of lack of job opportunity. ProInSafe then incorporates empowerment program to support startups and youths who are committed to community development services.

Our empowerment program known as ProInSafe Empowerment Projects (PEP) exists to encourage innovations, promote leadership skills amongst the youths and also facilitate sustainable community development. Our attitudes must be reformed to foster growth in the society. Our projects and empowerment program therefore support ventures that seek to solve relevant problems affecting the society especially as it regards mental wellbeing, poverty, unemployment rate and environmental sanitation. In addition to this, ProInSafe post registered schools and their relevant activities on its website and social media pages to publicize them more. In fact it is our interest to train students to engage in casual journalism, in which they go to certain educational occasions, gather and report information. This is to provide valuable experience and exposure to students who are interested in mass communication and relevant fields.

Our current project is PLACY Club, an empowerment program that focuses on secondary schools in Nigeria. We select students from different schools to participate in the program  and engage in projects to resolve mini problems affecting the community. This project involves exploiting youths as tools for sustainable development of the community. We will focus on environmental sanitation, quality education, vocational training, leadership training, mentorship & counselling and poverty alleviation. Building their attitudes from tender age is a great benefit for the society as the actions of people determine the status quo of every society.

Presentation at ProInSafe Launching

ProInSafe Launching

ProInSafe major goals are:

  • To mitigate online scam businesses, hence promote internet safety
  • To reduce unemployment rates
  • To encourage innovations
  • To create an enabling environment where all diligent and sincere youths (including entrepreneurs) thrive.
  • Facilitate the achievement of SDGs definitely. We have SDG in mind in our operations.

We are willing to adopt every means that’s of course legal to achieve these goals. The vision which is to create a safe digital world and facilitate economic growth of the country;  mission which involves the implementation of the plan relevant to our goals.

Some of the means include to:

  • Analyze and establish security requirements for our systems/networks
  • Defend systems against unauthorized access, modification and/or destruction
  • Configure and support security tools such as firewalls, anti-virus software, patch management systems, etc.
  • Define access privileges, control structures and resources
  • Perform vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments
  • Identify abnormalities and report violations to higher authorities
  • Oversee and monitor routine security administration
  • Develop and update business continuity and disaster recovery protocols
  • Partner with relevant governmental agencies and organizations e.g Cyber security forums , CAC,  etc.
  • Employ highly intelligent and skilled professionals
  • Train fellow employees in security awareness, protocols and procedures
  • Design and conduct security audits to ensure operational security
  • Respond immediately to security incidents and provide post-incident analysis
  • Research and recommend security upgrades
  • Provide technical advice to colleagues
  • With our facilities, structures and infrastructures, we will achieve our mission and realize our vision.

There are many benefits to ProInSafe but I will summarize the benefits here right now. Many of us here today have great products and services and trust me more than half of those you advertise to need these products and services, but only less than a quarter of these people patronizes you. Two reasons cause this either the consumers do not have enough money to purchase or they keep procrastinating till they forget to patronize but the latter is not so relevant because what you truly need you will get it, so the second major problem is lack of trust due to the prevalent issue of online scam.

Everyone cannot stop asking is this business legit? Often the answer to this is “I don’t think so” because even though comments and recommendations on the website can be deceptive. I have a few friends who have fallen victims. And ever since you will not find them purchasing online except through Jumia. Some businesses rely more on referrals , this as well works but what if someone needs your product or services but do not know someone that can refer you to them or recommend them to you. Is this not sad. Are you as a business owner not gradually losing income.

Not everyone is as reputable as Jumia, entrepreneurs are really coming up because that appears to be the trending solution to unemployment which of course is a wise step to take to develop our communities and advance the economy of the state. However many of these entrepreneurs face digital marketing challenges, one of which is losing potential customers/clients to “bizaporia;” which implies inability to trust the credibility of a truly credible business.

Many people because of these challenges feel discouraged to own a business and even if they do they are unable to enjoy the advantage of the internet for their business. Internet circulates information faster, so as business owners we cannot avoid it, and this is a reason we must proffer a solution to the problem.  Other countries are into this similar venture, we decided it must exist here in Nigeria as well.

ProInSafe  encourages the credible entrepreneurs by helping them to convince their potential customers. This is a great deal that cannot be overlooked. The more investments we have, the lesser unemployment rate we battle with. The secret to the economic development of other countries is in their countless business investments, start ups and private business sectors. Firstly this takes the business owner out of the huge number of unemployed youths, most importantly these businesses will be able to employ others. Gradually gradually we are advancing the economy of the country. ProInSafe has potential to hire more than 800 individuals as  we progress. Graduates keep increasing but limited opportunities exist. The solution to this is more investments, to provide job opportunities to hire more and more youths. Someone here or someone you know could be this youth that will be hired.

ProInSafe aims to expand across Africa if not the world, that’s the vision, that is every business must be regulated by ProInSafe, get their code to easily convince their potential online consumers of their credibility, make more sales, maximize profits and contribute to our goals to mitigate the risks of business scam. We will increase online visibility of businesses.

As we progress we hope to innovate soft wares and gadgets that will specifically be used to detect scams and facilitate our works that we may even replicate to sell to others. We will realize our dreams if we get support from you all, and others who are not privileged to be here. We ask you to discuss ProInSafe with them all. As we get endorsements, supports especially from government and reputable entities and of course an investor or adequate funding, our operations will be facilitated and we will get to realize our vision.

In conclusion, ProInSafe is registered with appropriate bodies. Our RC number is . We are focused on empowering youths and to support entrepreneurship in Nigeria. I must mention that we aim to dedicate certain percentage of our profits to support start-ups. We also aim to link up credible start ups with investors. There are investors willing to support start ups, they only need a medium to be sure these start ups are indeed genuine, lucrative and sustainable. We will ensure to link up only start ups that meet up with these criteria. We are willing to implement all relevant policies to achieve our goals. ProInSafe will function optimally with adequate facilities and support from notable people and firms in Nigeria. We thereby seek supports from these agencies to support and invest in our innovative organization. For more information about ProInSafe, please visit www.proinsafe.com. Thank you.

 

Effective Business Development Strategy

Effective Business Development Strategy

Business development coaching by Miss Kafayat Salami (Psychologist) at ProInSafe Launching

Kafayat at ProInSafe Launching

Kafayat at ProInSafe Launching

Business development is all about developing new products in the market, it is a strategic activity. From a business perspective it is the driving force/long term of a business. Sales is about closing deals with paying customer its more tactic. A business executive must be able to do must be able to do both the business development duty and that of a sales person, he must be able see the opportunities of the business. As a sales person you must know how to find potential customers and build customer relationships. If you understand business development as a sales person you are already ahead of competitors.

Core business development knowledge

Kafayat discussing business development strategy at ProInSafe Launching

Kafayat discussing business development strategy at ProInSafe Launching

  • Current state of your business (you have to have a perspective of your business) swot- strength, weakness, opportunity and trends.
  • Industry and sector trend and key issue
  • Competitors (swot analysis)
  • Primary source of sales
  • Customer profile
  • New products/sales opportunities
  • Market expansion opportunities
  • Long term perspective
  • Business cost and savings potential

Core business development skills

  • Product expansion
  • Networking
  • Marketing
  • Cold calling
  • Winning meeting
  • Presenting
  • Negotiating
  • Cost saving 

Key issues in business development

  • Are you talking to a decision maker?
  • Can your product or service solve a problem for your lead?
  • When will your lead need your product or service?
  • Can your lead afford to pay for production or service?
  • How will your products or service address your client’s pain?

Key to sale success

  • Demonstrate how your product or service address your clients pain
  • Compare and contrast your growth wins to that of your competitors
  • Demonstrate your product or service
  • Be clear about the benefit for the company and client persons
  • Pricing, implementation and contract terms.
  • Engaging in digital marketing. However sometimes it is difficult to earn the trusts of online consumers. This has become easier with ProInSafe. Getting validated by ProInSafe will give you an access to YAS code you can share with your potential consumers to easily earn their trusts.

 

Kafayat Salami discussed Business Development Strategies at ProInSafe Launching

Kafayat Salami

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

ProInSafe Launching & Seminar Program

ProInSafe Launching & Seminar Program

ProInSafe Organization RC:2866588

                         YAS Code: yas6390017

Join us at the Grand Opening event and youth empowerment seminar organized by ProInSafe, a Nigerian Innovative Organization dedicated to promote cyber security, credible businesses and empower the youths to achieve self reliance and self actualization.

This program aims to set Nigeria for further rapid development .

This event is specially organized for youths and entrepreneurs in Nigeria, it promises to be educative, inspirational and entertaining.

To earn more, you must learn more

~ Rukayyah-Rahman

It is also an avenue to learn vital strategies to develop yourself and your business, you will get to experience productive social and business networking.

@djiphective will pacify the mind with cool music

@Bolajialadire and @teejayoflife will anchor the program and keep the event lively and fun.

The chairman of the occasion is : Prof. Oba Abdulraheem, the former VC of University of Ilorin.

The Guest Speaker is : Dr Abdulrazaq Oniye, University of Ilorin.

The Guest Speaker ii: Dr S.B AbdulSalam, S.A to the Kwara State Governor on security issues.

*Date:* April 25th, 2019
*Time:* 3:00 pm prompt
*Venue:* Socrates Hall, Socrates college, Aromaradu, Ilorin, Kwara State.

For more info, contact:

E-mail:info@proinsafe.com

Website: www.proinsafe.com

Tel:07055297819, 0818570123

 

Every Nigerian is to be blamed for the economic upheavals of the country

Every Nigerian is to be blamed for the economic upheavals of the country

It is undeniable that the economy of Nigeria is being sabotaged and crushed by the corrupt people, the supposed leaders so to say.

Yet our own attitudes contribute more to the turbulence faced by the country economically. When we mention Nigeria, its not just about the geographical entity, it is absolutely about the lives existing in the geographical entity, specially the “thinking beings” there.

Let’s go straight to the point. Many of us do not purchase a product, if we find our country name written on it, such as “made in Nigeria.” That’s unfair, humiliating and catastrophic. We don’t even know that these attitudes and the likes are the obstacles impeding the great nation especially in terms of her economy.

We need to regulate the cash flow by patronizing the businesses in our country, that’s the biggest investment, if only we know. Let’s cite an example, you go to a Nigerian hospital for your surgery, get products made in Nigeria etc.

These are ways to generate income into the country. Some people might think, if we generate income, the government and people in positions will be the ones to consume it all. You may be right, but think of it this way, it could also create a reality, in which there is enough for everyone.

Buying items made in Nigeria from retailers will compel the retailers to get more of such items from wholesalers, consequently the wholesalers will continue to demand more from the producers. In that manner, our market is being expanded, transaction is going on, cash is flowing in and out within the country. The companies are delighted and continue to make all efforts to gratify the consumers.

The workers are getting good pay, they are able to pay children’s school fees, teachers are enjoying the boons and boom as well because the school management are able to promptly pay up their salaries, people are able to generate capital to start businesses from their income too, there is more to buy, there is more to sell, there is enough income for everyone to buy, prices of things go high or low, everyone is already getting enough to use to purchase.

We should note that every sector will definitely walk along the progressive triumphs with the business/economic sectors. Therefore civil servants won’t be left out, their salaries will stop ceasing. Inevitably the standards of living continue to increase for Nigerians, if not all, a significant number of them(Nigerians).

When 70% of the people are financially buoyant, the 30% will easily be catered for. Rukayyah Rahman.

We cannot escape the consequences of our decisions and actions. Therefore we need to play our own part and see what comes out of it, we need to stop investing in other countries so much that we continue to push our dear country into economic pitfalls. Major problem in Nigeria is that Nigerians often act without considering the proportional consequence of such actions.  If you don’t spend your money to purchase more in the country, then be ready to suffer from the crimes and other inconveniences associated with poverty and unemployment rates.

All these things are connected, they are! Companies won’t hire if they make less sales, people won’t strive to start a business or invest in a business expansion if they know they won’t be patronized. Fake products will continue to be on the rise because everyone is struggling to make a living and no buyers to buy their quality products created out of sweat, energy and huge sum of money.

Working together, we will continue to lay the foundation for a new generation of inclusive economic growth, expand economic opportunity for middle-class families, and ensure that innovative businesses have the support they need to thrive and grow in the years to come. _Maggie Hassan

We can mitigate all of these problems including the greatest of all these problems which is poverty, we can stabilize the economy, a notable number of us can enjoy good standard of living and beyond if we put a stop to such ignorant acts, “I cannot buy the sugar that has the label of made in Nigeria,” “The local rice is delicious but I cannot buy it because it is from our people in Nigeria.” Lets stop being enemies to our own country, to our own progress. Let’s motivate the companies and industries here to be better, lets support them. Let us be the change we hope to observe in other people.

Nobody is perfect, more so platforms now exist for us to lay our complaints to producers as a way to point out their flaws, which will then lead to their improvement.

Virtually, low patronage that is, lack of (enough) demands which is synonymous to the merchant (or business owner) making less sales is an impetus for their manipulations, like producing inferior goods, just to maximize profits.

Our support which exists in our commitment to purchase from them encourages them to offer better products and services. They will be motivated to be at their best for their loyal customers.

It is not a must to yield to this. But we need to understand that until we invest in our own country before we enjoy the luxury too, before we enjoy growth in our other endeavors too, before we enjoy peaceful and blissful Nigeria. Only a fool will say Nigeria cannot be better. No problem exists without its solution. The Almighty One is so kind to us, He makes all problems co-exist with their solutions. All we need do is discover, realize and act accordingly. What we give, we take. Life operates on cause and effect principle. Nigeria is no exception, therefore we must refine our attitudes towards the products/services made/rendered by our own people in Nigeria.

If not, we are not helping the situation, and that gives us very little right (if there is any at all) to nag about the economic and security situation of the country, and as a result we continue to regress.

We really need to be sensitized over this and let us all see our faults, accept them and make sincere efforts to ameliorate the situation.

Entrepreneurs should patronize entrepreneurs within the country, civil servants should patronize stores within the country, politicians should patronize hospitals within the country and so on. We must unite to rise!

Developed countries are ahead of us despite our amazing resources because of this. They use their own products and services, they also compel people from other countries to come for their people’s products and services. We keep sinking because of our selfish and ignorant attitudes.

No one is saying you should get no foreign product, of course you can because we don’t have everything here but learn to buy more from within the country, encourage businesses here too, help them make more sales to rise up to international standard for our own good. The benefits for doing this cannot be numbered. Invest more in Nigeria, your patronage within the country is a great investment.

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