Gen-Z Should Not Be In A Rush To Make Money – Former NDDC Boss, Ibim Semenitari Tells Nigerian Youth
– Reiterate the need for the political actors in Rivers State to resolve their differences and embrace peace.
– Okays DMOMA awards ‘Lady of excellence’ nomination.
The former NDDC director and Director of ABEC Group of school, Dame Ibim Semenitari has called on the Nigerian youth not to be in a haste to make money.
This she said on a brief media chat with newsmen and DMOMA award organizers in Port Harcourt.
She tells the youth not to believe in everything they see on social media.
“For the young people, the Gen_Z that are in a rush to make money, remember that anything you see in social media has been filtered, it is called picture perfect; that’s what social media does, picture-perfect that’s what photograph does.”
“Life is a process you can’t skip any part of the process.
If anybody tells you that they can skip the process, they are lying to you and if you try to skip it you will get into trouble.” – Dame Ibim Semenitari.
Reacting to the political crisis in Rivers State,
Ibim calls on the political actors to embrace peace, saying crisis shall not benefit anyone.
“Again in this matter, you know nobody benefits in a crisis, not the former Governor, not the current Governor none of them will benefit if this crisis is prolonged.”
“I think am preaching to the choir if I tell them to reconcile or they should be at peace, it is in the interest of all of us as Rivers people that there should be peace in Rivers state and I don’t think that the price is too much to pay.”
“Indeed I listened to the Governor’s speech and I was delighted to hear him say that he is prepared to bear the consequences to ensure that there is peace in Rivers state,
he and the past Governor need to ensure that there is no crisis in Rivers State, am hoping that they will resolve the issues.
They must do because Rivers people should not bear the brut if any disagreement in politics is prolonged.” – Ibim Semenitari.
On digital online media and traditional media, she said:
“So anybody who is not a digital native in today’s work regardless of the business you do whether you are a media practitioner or doctor or you are a teacher and you don’t use digital platforms you are not a digital native that company will not strive effectively.
I think that media is media, and media is dynamic.
We cannot begin to think about media as if it is distinct, it’s either traditional or online.
The so-called traditional is also having to use digital platforms.”
“So, digital platform is the way to go because things are dynamic, life moves on, culture moves on, civilization moves on and the new trend is that everybody has gone electronic, everybody has gone digital, so if you don’t have digital platform that you are working with as a media organization then the truth is that you will be living in the past and therefore you cannot reach audiences, don’t forget it is called mass communication and it is called mass communication for a reason it means that you are communicating with the mass of the people and the mass of the people are digital natives.”
On her excellence in education, training coach, administration, and leadership, she said.
“I think that there are things that God put in you that are natural to you and you did not know, for instance, I started teaching Sunday school at age 10 and you find out the qualities that gradually grow in you as you go on.
Even as a journalist, I was constantly teaching other journalists and reporters.
I have done training for the international labor organization and I was just a journalist, I have worked with the BBC where I was a journalist trainer, training journalists for budget monetary and budget reporting and also financial reporting; so the training is part of me. That’s how the Lord made me. “
“I remember when I was the commissioner of information, the first thing I did in the ministry was to organize a training.
We did a 3-day training and I think teaching and training just come with a territory for me, it is a gift for which am grateful.
I don’t like to go into a market where I don’t know what they are selling or else I will become the commodity.”
Organizers of the prestigious DMOMA awards presented the nomination letter and table reservation to Dame Ibim Semenitari, haven been nominated for the ‘Lady of Excellence (woman of the Year) 2023.