By Timothy Oyegoke
Samuel Ajala, a graduate of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, and Seyi Babalola, a student of the institution have both been listed as part of the participants to attend the Plus Consulting Career Club (PCCC) bi-annual retreat (BAR) scheduled to hold in Paris, France from May 27th to May, 31, 2022.
Plus Consulting Career Club is a platform for bringing together an elite group of African professionals who are searching for productive employment and professional growth.
Samuel Ajala, a journalist and recent graduate of Federal University Oye-Ekiti expressed his joy as he is among the selected participants to attend the retreat in Paris. He stated that the retreat will provide him the opportunity to discuss and proffer solutions to issues faced by young professionals in Nigeria.
“Being selected as one of the young professionals in Nigeria to attend the retreat made me feel on top of the world. It’s a sign that I am currently on the right track towards my career path,” he said.
He further explained how the retreat will affect his efficiency in the field of journalism. “The experience I am about to get will be an exposure towards my media career to see how young professionals In the same field are thriving in our space.
It will also help me to see how development practices work in Western Europe to remain committed to making my home country a better place,” he stated.
However, the elated Samuel Ajala strongly stated that the retreat is a big event that has the potentials of providing solutions to the different industrial crises in Nigeria. “Intellectual-driven discussions are going to be made about the problem facing professionals in Nigeria and Africa at large. We will also compare and contrast the problem facing professionals in Nigeria and some parts of Europe. Look into countries that are solving their crises and what they are doing to be able to come up with recommendations and possible solutions for the Nigerian space,” he concluded.
On the other hand, Seyi Babalola who is currently a 400 level student of Mechanical Engineering department could not describe his joy as he is being enlisted with other participants. “It was a mix of many things. Anxiety, exhilaration, the feeling of achievement and more,” he told UCJ FUOYE.
Seyi Babalola revealed that the retreat will serve as a platform that would give him an edge in the present business world.
“It will help me network with Professionals who have gone a step ahead. It is a leverage and would help me get into a circle of influence that would ultimately help me help others,” he said.
“Ultimately, the retreat is only a first step. I will be building connections that will last long enough to make Nigeria great again,” he added.