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Pomp and pageantry remain the best choice of words to describe the scenario in Enugu at the end of the Yudala Coalfest Zero Gravity Rock Gospel Concert on Sunday.
Otherwise, for the many who made their way to the Michael Okpara Square, Independence Layout, Enugu – venue of the Yudala concert weekend, there couldn’t have been a more fitting and rewarding end to the three days of activities put together by Yudala, Africa’s pioneer composite e-commerce outfit.
Thousands of attendees reveled in a night of soul-lifting worship and praise to God, marked by several prophecies, messages of breakthroughs, divine healings and an outpouring of joy.
A high-profile line-up of Gospel Ministers including Sammie Okposo, Chioma Jesus, Frank Edward, Steve Crown, Buchi, Chinyere Udoma, Prince Gozie Okeke and Enkay, among others, had converged on the expansive venue to elevate the city of Enugu and bring the three-day event to a praise-filled conclusion.
Earlier on the three-Day programme, the duo of Chairman, Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh and former Anambra State Governor, Dr. Peter Obi had delivered lessons in the art of street entrepreneurship at the venue.
The event, organized in partnership with the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) had in attendance the Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Deputy Governor, Hon. Cecilia Ezeilo, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Hon. Rita Mbah and former Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo as Chairman on the occasion, among several other dignitaries.
In his keynote address, Ekeh who spoke extempore drew a resounding applause from the audience in the packed pavilion with a speech that drew extensively from his personal experiences and journey to success in the business terrain.
He submitted that discipline, integrity, focus, a commitment to take pains before pleasure and a close relationship with God remain indispensable ingredients to creating and sustaining wealth in contemporary society.
While noting that huge potential exists for Nigeria to raise a sizeable number of certified billionaires from the current generation of youth in view of their exposure, digital mind-set and desire to upgrade in life, he lamented the crisis of values, clearly discernible among significant number of South Easterners as well the failure of many others who choose to rely on hand-outs or government support rather than take the initiative to generate sustainable wealth.
Former Governor Obi in his presentation exposed the challenge many prospective entrepreneurs face today to include, lack of financial prudence, indiscipline, dishonesty and the absence of a sound ethical foundation which invariably leads to unsavoury practices which ultimately erode one’s credibility.
More encomiums went the way of Yudala from the Governor of Enugu State and Prof. Nebo, both of whom expressed their delight with the landmark impacts recorded by the company within a short period of existence in the e-commerce sector and the huge investments being made in its mission of empowering millions of Nigerian youths through its YUBOSS Scheme, which has recently received a N1.5B support from the Leo Stan Ekeh Foundation.
The well-attended event also witnessed the official presentation of YUBOSS, an entrepreneurship and wealth creation scheme set up by Yudala in partnership with Airtel and Access Bank by Founder/Vice President, Prince Nnamdi Ekeh who cited examples of success stories from individuals who had signed up to the YUBOSS platform and already earning mouth-watering commissions as partners of Yudala.
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