Monday, 30 March 2009

Diamond... for greatness

Isibor and Talabi... during presentation


FOLLOWING the successes recorded in 2008, Diamond In the Rough (DITR) had another commendable outing on Tuesday, March 24, at the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH).
Designed to showcase people with ingenuity, values and self worth, DITR was initiated by Saint Media, an organisation that is involved in mentoring youths so that they can learn from the success stories of celebrities.
Last Tuesday show, which had Debo Talabi, the CEO, Telios Development Nigeria, and Mrs Mavi Isibor, the MD, Poise Nigeria as celebrity speakers, attracted a lot of youths mostly students of institutions of higher learning in the state.
Talabi, a University of Lagos Chemistry graduate, while narrating his success story, recalled how he left Lagos for Abuja in search of greener pastures with the sum of N2, 500.
He noted that through hardwork and sincerity, he became a multi-millionaire, running property and development outfit.
Isibor, on the other hand, narrated how she overcame penury through hard work. She said: “Hard work, determination and perservance have been my watchword.”
Isibor also use the forum to call on youths never to lose focus, as challenges are stepping stones to success.
Speaking after the show, the organisers said, “DITR’s aim is to serve as a platform where young people will be influenced positively by people who have become successful by following the principles of diligence.”
They added, “the interactive talk projects role models to enable young people in tertiary institutions realise that success is deposited in them, and that they only have to discover their worth and work at it.”
The maiden edition held in March 2008 at the Afe Babalola Hall of the University of Lagos, Akoka. The role models showcased were Mitchell Elegbe, MD Interswitch and Mrs. Blessing Awosika, MD, Sokoa chair centre.
Lagos State University will host the show on April 28, while it will be the turn of University of Lagos in May.

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