Education Gives People False Confidence — Rasaq Okoya

Education Gives People False Confidence — Rasaq Okoya


Billionaire businessman and socialite, Chief Rasaq Akanni Okoya, has said education at times gives people false confidence and makes them relax.

Okoya, the Aare of Lagos and Chairman of Eleganza Group, was quoted as saying this in a tweet posted by the Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu.

The tweet which the veteran journalist captioned “words on marble” featured a number of quotes from Okoya.

It reads, “Words on Marble…

“I keep to myself. I do not look at other people. I am content with myself. I do not look for cheap money. I am not interested in contracts and I do not expose myself to intrigues and politics.

“You do not do business for the ego value. You go for what the people can afford. In business, you have to ensure that the masses are able to afford the cost of your products. That is one of my secrets.

“My main motivation was that I wanted to be rich and I knew I had to work very hard to get there.

“I have nothing against education. But at times, education gives people false confidence. It makes people relax, trusting in the power of their certificates rather than in working hard.

“Aare Rasaq Akanni Okoya”

Abass Latifat Olamide is an undergraduate student of English Language at the Lagos State University. She is an extrovert by nature and admires hard work and consistency. Follow her on Twitter @Lartholomo,Instagram@Lartholomo,FB page@AbassLatifatOlamide.

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