If I wanted to really go Canada, this is what I would prefer. There are two routes under my preference.
On the one hand, I would like to go there as an MBA student and get enrolled in their provincial nomination subsequently. This would give room for acquisition of experience for business management, economic development and leadership skills. It appears like a three in one package that would not only benefit me but also benefit my home country in the long run. Ask me what I would like to do and I would genuinely say now that if agriculture business is truly receiving attention like the government of Canada claims, if they want to develop their agricultural program and they have avenues for it, then farm management would be a good option. After some time, one would return to apply the experience and exposure with adequate international relations.
On the other hand, direct employment into the skilled portion of their human resource with the prospects of furthering one’s education and gaining exposure would suffice. Subsequently, one could still return to contribute to a better Nigeria in one way or the other.
However, the question of whether or not a person that is approachable and appropriate could be found was not answered within.
Now, the point of reflection here is that though I have had the opportunity to meet with potential groomers of leaders in time past, and could not reach out, or was not adequately aware of the room to connect with them, I have realized that going forward, efforts to connect should at least be made; especially when a physical opportunity appears in the atmosphere of potential groomers.
Yet, the fact remains that whether or not a person is a
fit good prospect for mentorship or something related to such, the mentee
or associate, needs to have enough confidence in the person and this would only
happen when the person is obviously committed to the mentee’s welfare.
In retrospect, I think I know how to spot such mentors. But when a child opens his arms unto the one who is to carry him, he not only expects to be carried. As a matter of fact, he is opening up his arm because he believes he can trust the carrier.