Unemployment is high in Nigeria, towering above 20% and more Nigerians are getting jobless.

Whether they have jobs or not, they must eat and that is where the need to at least earn money arises. 

2019 is here and people are wracking their brain to dig out what to do to make money and change their standard of living. 

A Nautical Scientist and Founder of the Bridge Deck Marine Limited, Shakir Taiwo-Jalupon, is suggesting a way that young Nigerians can be more relevant economically.

He says technology could help youths make money.  

One of the technologies Taiwo-Jalupon is suggesting is Google which serves as a mechanism for gathering information. 

According to him, every environment and culture has things that are peculiar to them and by applying Google; technology can help enhance the lives of people. 

“For instance, here in Nigeria our youths recently used the Uber application model to create; that is applying technology to our local environment. 

“There is a lot of partnership going on through Google and it’s promoters will always make them relevant. 

“So, the Nigeria youths need to learn from that; we need to go back and see what we have and what application we can create that will make the world want to buy from us,” he said. 

Taiwo-Jalupon advised the youths to understand the importance of hard work and shun quick money schemes such as “yahoo money”. 

He said that youths should be more conscious of their character and develop integrity if they are going to use Google technology for online businesses like buying and selling. 

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"Doing businesses online and applying intellectual property has to do with trust, so, it is expedient that our youths build that trust. 

"One issue our youths should have in mind is that profit is not always 100 per cent but sometimes comes in lower percentages with the volume of sales. 

"You cannot invest 100,000 Naira and expect to make profits of 100,000 Naira immediately but if you can make 5,000 Naira every time you invest 100,000 Naira on a daily basis, that is volume of sales," he said.

Taiwo-Jalupon said that this was the concept the rich apply all over the world in their businesses and urged the youths to change their mindset and make Google more valuable. 

“Most of us using smart phones are mostly concerned with Facebook and other social media applications neglecting the full potential of google services in expanding businesses,” he said.

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