DCIM100MEDIABy Jerry Engobo Tietie

It’s amazing these days to see our youngsters actively committed to doing genuine, authentic, and creative money-spinning businesses owing to the perceived odds confronting them. Rather we see our youngsters engaging in fraudulent and immoral acts in order to make quick money, which is the trend among them.

Nevertheless, in the midst of these deplorable state of affairs in our society, a young lady has chosen to shun the popular but pitiful trend, and has decided instead to engage in a genuine and authentic business that would help her settle her bills, and still reach out to some people who may be in need around her. While having a chat with this young lady who has become an enigma, she gave us an insight into who she was. “Sylvia Omoregbe is my name. I am from Edo State in Nigeria. I am the second child in a family of four. We are currently living in Lagos State. I read Home Economics at The Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, where I obtained an N.C.E. While there, I was taught how to produce liquid soap, air freshener, and other household products. Meanwhile, I’m planning to go back to school for my B.SC in Home Economics”, she said.

DCIM100MEDIASpeaking further, this 22 year old lady expressed her desire to be the manager of her company, Sylva Fresh Manufacturing Company Ltd, which will manufacture top-class multi-purpose liquid soap that will compete with the already established brands in the market. “I hope to someday make my brand a global brand owing to the quality of the product I offer. I believe in quality, and I know I’ve got it”, she quipped. On the challenges confronting her, Miss Omoregbe had to point out that capital and patronage were her major challenges. “I believe anyone can do anything with whatever he or she has. So I started my liquid soap business with the little money I had. The major challenge is that I’m not getting the kind of patronage I desire, because of lack of proper packaging. It’s somehow limiting. But I won’t let it deter me from carrying on. If I can brand my product, and get a good label and packaging for it, I can boldly and proudly present it to Governor Ambode, because I know he would be satisfied with the quality of my product, which is my unique selling point”

This should be a lesson to our teeming youths who are so bent on seeking employment that they never give a thought to using their skills and God-given or innate ability to create jobs for themselves. There are so many opportunities for a serious minded youth to make money, and lead a meaningful life, other than compromise, begging, stealing, or other ungodly forms of making ends meet.

To order the soap, or assist Sylvia financially to expand her business, you can contact her directly on 08102708969