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Group charges youths to shun fraud, do genuine businesses

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By Theresa Ukpong, Uyo

A group of young business professionals under the aegis of International Christians Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) has tasked youths to refrain from fraudulent businesses and indulge in credible enterprises by involving God in their businesses for profitable results.

Speaking to journalists in Uyo on Monday, the national president of the group Mr Gideon Ekanem warned the youths to imbibe what he described as “scriptural principles of making money without committing crime or fraud in a competitive economy.”

Ekanem , who is the country head of the organisation in Nigeria said the group was established in over 80 countries in the world recruiting young professionals for genuine businesses across the globe.

He listed cardinal objectives to include training of young professionals for excellence in stewardship, exposure to networking opportunities in countries such as Sweden, Netherlands, United Kingdom as well as life transforming services.

“This organisation is to connect young professionals across Nigeria who are in entrepreneurship between the age of 18 and 40. International Christian Chamber of Commerce is to engage young business people in business plans in line with the word of God rather than fraudulent means.”

He said leadership skills acquired through the group would certainly build the youths towards integrity and sincerity in their dealings.

“Integrity will begin with servant leader principles that would reflect in your relationship with your employees working with you. Before I pay myself salary in my business place, I must pay my workers my workers first.”

Ekanem further mentioned sharing of ideas during meetings, international connections to boost business relationships and cross fertilisation of business plans as benefits to members in the organisation.

In a telephone interview, the national prayer secretary of the group, Pastor David Okpon advised young business to be scripturally spiritual in their businesses and avoid carnalities as business have foundations in the spirit than physical. 

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