Students of Skyline University Nigeria, during the recently held 7th CEO Lecture Series, held on Wednesday, 12th December 2021, have been urged to maximize opportunities exposed to, and pay close attention to everything they learn because it will set them apart from their peers. The CEO Lecture Series was organized to inform Skyliners of new ideas and insights from CEOs and leaders across the world, to prepare them for the global workplace.
While describing his career journey, Mr. Ibrahim Aminu, the Guest Speaker and Managing Director of Ashaka Cement stated that, while it is important to tell about his career successes, it’s his entrepreneurial secrets that can teach the most valuable lessons. According to him, students need to develop themselves in areas of soft skills, such as teamwork, focus, fairness, unbiased, responsibility, accountability and trust.
As he puts it, “when you are given a task, fairness is key to achieving anything you want in the business world. Hence your ability to be unbiased and take important decisions”. He added that some level of trust will be given to students but what they choose to do with it, will ultimately affect the organizations of their hiring managers. He advised the students to make sure to understand team building and the strategies of organization’s success.
Earlier in his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Professor Ajith Kumar V.V welcomed the guest speaker and thanked him for sparing his valuable time to share his story which will be an inspiration to the students. According to him, the main inspiration is to get the students to hear from an expert in the industry, to learn from their valuable experiences. He enjoined the students to keep to heart, the important lessons shared by the speaker.
The 7th CEO Guest Lecture was held online and attended by both management, staff and students of the university.