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MENTORING — A GOOD NAME WILL OPEN DOORS THAT MONEY CANNOT PURCHASE – ELDER FELIX OHIWEREI

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Mentoring is one of the tripods on which successful conducts stand. Personality, the combined products of nature and nurture plays a dominant role in what a child becomes in like. Indeed, mentoring is one of the vital factors upon which our activity tagged: COUPLES & FAMILIES OF VIRTUES is hinged.  Copying good examples yields positive dividends while negative influence draws a society towards precipice. It is in youths that the process of societal renewal is embedded. It is important for the nation to address the problems confronting youths, particularly unemployment, creation of an enabling environment for youth development, and the eradication of some social vices in which youths are involved. THE MENTORS: There must be attitudinal changes, propelled by good policies and programmes, designed and implemented to promote national development.  Experience counts in practically all fields of human endeavour.  There are a few people in the society that could be regarded as ROLE MODELS from whom people draw inspirations. One of these very rare breed is Elder Felix Ohiwerei, a retired boardroom player who was mentored by some people. He has, in turn brought up some people who are very successful personalities. In this piece titled: Thoughts of Elder Felix Ohiwerei, we bring out some admonitions that youths was ponder on to be able to become successful in life.  GOOD NAME WILL OPEN DOORS THAT MONEY CANNOT PURCHASE: I learnt this lesson from my father. He told all of us his children that a good name will take us very far in life . He said it would open doors that money could never open. This advice made me to be very careful. When I got the Nigerian Breweries job, my sisters said no way, that their brother would never go and sell beer. My father was a catechist. He told them:  ‘’leave him, if the training he received from home is of any value to him, he will stand his ground anywhere’’. I heard it, and it put me on my toes never to let that old man down. What that did to me was that I put name above money. In my generation, there was a time when people were pursuing money. I knew, because of what my father told me that that was a path to destruction. That was my guiding principle, and I suppose I would not have got to where I am without it. To…

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