The Olu Aso of Iberekodoland,Oba Jamiu Badmus, says there is no challenges that is unsurmountable in Nigeria if youths in the country are determine and passionate.
Badmus stated this on Friday in Ibadan during the launch of a book in honour of Dr Wale Akinlabi, who just bagged a PhD in Energy Law from University of Ibadan.
The book with the title “From Dedication to Doctorate:Views on Paradigmatic Lawpoint” author by the celebrant’s son, Abdullah Akinlabi, a second-year law student at University of Ilorin.
The traditional ruler called on Nigeria youths to take up any challenges that come in their way life and should not to be discourage in order to get to their desire destination.
“There is no challenges that is unsurmountable for the younger ones, the only thing that is require is determination,” he said.
Badmus appreciated God for blessing them with someone like Akinlabi in Igboora and Ibarapaland in Oyo State and called on youths to emulate the celebrant in their endeavour.
The book reviewer, Mr Ibrahim Hammed, said that the book which has three chapters, talked about the life of the celebrant, who had a degree in Chemistry and later went back to the university to obtain another degree in law and now a holder of PhD in Energy law.
Hammed described the celebrant as someone who has a clear mission and focus on what he desire to achieve.
He said that the book talked about resilience as a person and unlimiting character that want to learn on daily basis that resulted in successful career of the celebrant.
Hammed called on Nigeria youths to learn patience, wisdom from older generations and be observant in setting smart goals as well as make effective use of their time and belief in God.
He called on the youths not to be ashamed of learning crafts that give rise to diversified income, saying success in life wasn’t just about having excellent academic degrees or professional certificates.
In his remarks, Akinlabi, who appreciated his son, wife and friends for the book, said that the book written about him came as a surprise and was kept away from him to see until today.
He said that he appreciated the genuine idea from his 18-year-old son and promised to buy 100 copies of the books that would be distributed to schools in Ibarapa to encourage the youths to discover themselves and surround themselves with good friends.
The celebrant called on youths to be dedicated and never be limited by their circumstances in pursuing their dream with utmost vission and passion.
In his remarks, the book author, Abdullah, described his father as a quick thinker capable of making right decision at any point in time.
He said that his father charted an uncommon paths and taught him to be outspoken, resolute in his daily activities and inspired him.
“MY father’s journey began in the quiet embrace of humble beginning,he cultivate a character defined by resilience, hard work and unwavering respect for others.
“From young, my father instilled in me the values of hardwork and proactiveness and taught me that success is not merely a destination but a result of consistent effort and proactive approach to life’s challenges,” Abdullah said. (NAN)