Shun All Forms Of Crimes-Ogun Govt Tells Youths - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, November 11, 2022

Shun All Forms Of Crimes-Ogun Govt Tells Youths

Ogun State Government has asked youths to always shun all forms of crimes and criminal activities and join hands with other stakeholders to overcome the challenges of insecurity in Nigeria 

The State Commissioner for Youth and sports, Dr .Oluwadare Kehinde made the call during a Maiden Edition of the town hall meeting of the Ogun State Caucus of the Nigerian Youth Parliment which has its theme " Security and Youth  Development" 

According to him, the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration has been making frantic effort to give youths new least of life through provision of gainful employment for youths which is away of taking youths out of the streets and making them to be employers of labour as well as being able to take care of their Families and reducing security challenges in the state

Commissioner for Youth and sports, Dr .Oluwadare Kehinde says security is everybody’s business and no one is expected to be left out hence the choice of theme for the Maiden Edition of the town hall meeting of the Ogun State Caucus of the Nigerian Youth Parliment " Security and Youth  Development".

He expressed confidence that that the security challenges facing Nigerians  are not insurmountable saying it is necessary that all hands must be on deck to critically and holistically address the security challenges in the Nation by ensuring self security in the first instance. 

He said the Youth who constituted over fifty percent of the population and regarded as vulnerable must be adequately considered  in planning development project in the Nation. 

In his welcome address, a member of the National Youth Parliament, representing Ogun West, Prince Oyede One explained  that the essence of the meeting is to bring Stakeholders including the youths together towards a robust discussion at sustaining the peace being enjoyed in the State as absence of peace may be an inimical to national  development. 

Prince Oyede says security is everyone's business especially as 2023 election is approaching, adding  that the gathering is a testimony that Prince Dapo Abiodun has special interest in the youths of the State hence is approval to hold this Town Hall Meeting as it's obtaining in other States of the  Federation.

The parmanent secretary in the ministry, Engr, Olayiwola Abiodun, told the that it is a great privilege for them to be here now and at the stage and level they are where they can strive to shape their life as they want their future to be.

He urged them to shun abuse of substances and other vices which will make them vulnerable to security challenges adding that the only a good state of health can think of development. 

Also speaking in their seperate goodwill messages  , the special assistant to Governor in Youths Affairs and Youth Development, Hon. Rasheed Aroboto and Desmond Olujimi said youths should see themselves as the strenght of the Nation and therefore be ready to be weapon of development and not destruction, adding that their future is their hands as they need to support the Government to ensure adequate security which would endanger development in all facet of life.

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