When your protégée is doing well, after gaining substantial expertise and experience from you, you will always be proud of him when he begins to attain greater heights after you have left him to carry on in your ambits.
Jim Ovia made this known to many recently at an event that encapsulated his tutorship of one of those he tutored, Godwin Emefiele. The Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Jim Ovia (CON) showered praises on the CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele (CON) at a reception at the Civic Centre organized by the private sector in honour of the CBN Governor, following a family thanksgiving service held on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the Catholic Church of Assumption, Falomo, Lagos. He urged him to create the enabling environment through the institution of various initiatives that support financial inclusion to help empower and blossom the Nigerian youths. He urged the CBN helmsman to fully encourage financial inclusion and initiate more programs that will create employment for the Nigerian youths, empowering them to be innovative and creative in utilizing their God-given talents in various industries, including, but not limited to agriculture, fintech , technology and the creative industries. He added that the implementation of these initiatives, which are in line with the World Bank and United Nations-backed programs all over the world, will significantly reduce poverty and unemployment in our country. He thanked the CBN Governor for the recent financing and funding initiatives which banks are now mandated to fully support, to empower the Nigerian youths.