- The Osun state governor has restated the commitment of his administration to reposition the Youth Policy Agenda
- Governor Adegboyega Oyetola said the agenda will guarantee their education, empowerment and emancipation
- Oyetola also used the occasion to enumerate the success story of the present government in youth empowerment and development
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Osun state governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola has restated the commitment of his administration to reposition the youth policy agenda such that it will guarantee their education, empowerment and emancipation.
Oyetola stated this in his keynote address to the virtual meeting tagged "Osun Youth Engagement For Global Action" organised to mark the 2020 International Youth Day.
The governor noted the intervention of his administration so far pledging to do more in optimising the youthful potential of the state for results.
He said the gains achieved so far can only be sustained if the youth embrace the spirit of hard work, resilience and the Omoluabi Ethos Osun is known for.
Oyetola also used the occasion to enumerate the success story of the present government in youth empowerment and development.
“As a government, we are conscious of the fact that our youth are not only our future but also our present hope. We first demonstrated this by including youth in our cabinet.
“To further demonstrate our commitment to building our youth, we've sustained the O'YES and YESSO programmes,” he said.
According to the governor, “The State of Osun Youth Policy emphasises greater youth participation and engagement in decision making as well as welfare programmes of the Government at State and local levels.”
“This policy will ensure sufficient investment by the state through the provision of resources, skilled labour and facilities,” he added.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar commended the country's youths for their commitment and perseverance towards the attainment of a greater Nigeria as he felicitated with them on the occasion of International Youth Day, 2020.
The former Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate made this known in a statement on Wednesday, August 12, posted on his Facebook page.
Atiku who noted that youths are the pillars of any country globally, said they have a responsibility to guard against being infected by the present COVID-19 disease.
Similarly, Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan celebrated Nigerian youths for their resilience towards addressing many challenges in the society especially during this time of COVID-19 pandemic.
The former president delivered his message in celebration of International Youth Day.
Jonathan went on to call on leaders across Africa to work towards a peaceful and inclusive society so that youth can meaningfully contribute towards the growth and development of the continent.
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