Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged youths to develop appetite for information as a transformation tool.
Okorocha was addressing youths at the first Imo Youth Annual lecture series and Award, with the theme: ”Building an Ideal Imo Youth”, at the Imo Youth Centre.
His words: “As the future of this great country and state, you must rise to convert your potentials into action. Arouse your kinetic energy and see results of what you can do or become in the future.
“To do this, the very key is information. There is no difference between the rich and the poor, but information. Make friends with somebody you can answer ‘Sir’ to. Seek transfer of knowledge, rather than seeking for money, for money can finish but knowledge is always there.
“You are created with something deposited right inside you, and never fail nature that expects you to rise to fulfil your dreams. Lack of vision brings poverty and the worst poverty is poverty of the mind. You must set lofty and achievable goals for yourselves.
“Make yourselves available to other seminars, such as this, to acquire education and transfer of knowledge faster; this brings out the very best in you. Don’t make excuses in order to succeed; take responsibilities and admit it because you will only have yourselves to blame if you fail to develop your potentials.
“Learn to start small so that you can tell your story and stop all forms of gossip and backbiting. Discover your talent, that which you find easy to do, and follow it; it is God’s will for you. A man who has started a journey and made a mistake is better than one who has not started at all”.