MURRAY-BRUCE ADVISES STUDENTS ON BUSINESS, LAW SKILLS
The Chairman, Silverbird Group, Mr. Ben Murray-Bruce, has advised undergraduate students in the country to combine knowledge in law and business management to their major courses while in school so as to be able to create wealth for themselves after graduation.
Murray-Bruce, who was the guest lecturer at the Distinguished Personality Lecture at the University of Ibadan organised by the department of Communication and Language Arts, said this in his speech titled, 'The evolution of entertainment broadcasting in Nigeria.'
The Silverbird boss, who promised to establish a branch of his radio station (93.7 fm) in the university, explained that the knowledge of business and law would help those who want to venture into business to have an understanding of how to protect their businesses.
He said, 'The major problem facing graduates in Nigeria is how to plan for their future. They can be better equipped with a proper knowledge of law and business. This will give them an understanding of not just setting up their businesses but to protect their interest so that their initiatives would not be rubbished.'
Also, Murray-Bruce stressed the need for government to help investors in the country through appropriate legislation.
He said the population must be controlled through a policy geared towards developing the youths.
According to him, it has been difficult to end the Niger Delta and the Boko Haram crises because of frustration and anger by youths who have been neglected by the government.
He predicted that in the nearest future, the entertainment sector would fetch the country about $50m in a year if well annexed. This, he said, could even be doubled within a short period.