I developed entrepreneurial spirit hawking ‘akara’- Cosmos Maduka


Emma Elekwa, Onitsha

President and Chairman Cocharis Group Dr Cosmos Maduka has urged Nigerian youths to believe in themselves to excel in life.

He said confidence, discipline and hardwork were virtues they needed to achieve their goals and dreams.

Maduka spoke in Awka, Anambra state at a one-day Business Plan and Entrepreneurship Fair, organised by the Ministry of Education in partnership with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

He said he developed entrepreneurial spirit while hawking beans cake (akara) in his formative years, having lost his dad at the age of four.

He said: “All of you here are better than me. Life gave me no opportunity for success. I lost my dad at the age of four without any formal education.

“But I have a mum who inspired me for greatness, making me to believe in myself and God. I grew up with optimism that no door can close against me.

“My uncle took me to Lagos at the age of seven to learn how to sell auto spare parts. I…



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