The minister disclosed this at the third edition of Nigeria Internet Business Conference (NIBC) organised by Mr. Lukmon Fasasi, which held at the Nigeria Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), Ibadan.
Notable internet enthusiasts across the country were with heavyweight internet experts, to create a new course for development of better society.
The event was graced by several dignitaries including the Minister of Communication; Barr. Adebayo Shittu who was duly represented by Mr Akeem Yussuf, the SA to the Minister on Digital and optimisation; Barr. Akinyemi Anyinoluwa, Aderonke Bamidele, Aisha Raufu, Ayeni Ekundayo, Depanker Rustagi, Yomi Fabiyi and more others.
The Minister of Communication said he was pleased to be at the Nigeria Internet Conference where young minds learn and relearn about vast internet business that exists.
“If you are subscribing monthly and you are not making two hundred thousand in a month, then you are wasting your time.
“There are thousands of internet businesses that you can start today with little or no capital. Come and learn how to leverage the internet and harness its benefits,” the Minister assured participants.
He further appealed to the youth to use the power of the internet to channel their goals. Deepankar Rustagi, the CEO of Vconnect, an Indian who has lived in Nigeria for over 17 years also spoke extensively on providing a network for businesses to acquire and deeply engage with new customers.
Participants were given opportunities to ask the business tycoons present at the event during a session of the programme tagged: Panelists session.
Uthman Samad, a student journalist from Obafemi Awolowo University said, “I am indeed happy to be present at this conference because beyond campus journalism, I have learnt how to create employment for myself on the internet.”
Another participant from the University of Ibadan gave kudos to the organisers for thinking about the conference that can help social media enthusiasts.
The organiser of the event, Mr Lukmon Fasasi while giving his vote of thanks said, “This is the third edition and NIBC has come to stay. What matters in the 21st century is how to use the internet to manoeuvre your goals in life.”
The Head of Media and Publicity of the conference, Adejumo Kabir said, “We have made research and it is in our best interest to let you know that no matter, how worst off, you might be, or your level of education, you can earn big on the internet, a study for the new global statistics has shown that there are now almost 4 billion people on the internet, which means if you have an internet enabled phone, you have all you need to make ends meet at your fingertips. We hope to see more participants next year as we annually eradicate unemployment among youth.”
The conference also witnessed the attendance of students from the University of Lagos, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Ladoke Akintola University and others.