The Oyo State Government has received showers of encomium after the Oyo State Agency for Youth Development on Wednesday, April 28, disbursed grants to voluntary youth organizations in the State.
The empowerment programme which was titled: “2021 annual grant to registered voluntary youth” was held at Western Hall Parliament building secretariat in Ibadan, led by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports in the state, Hon Seun Fakorede.
In his address, the Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Oyo State, Seun Fakorede said the Oyo State government is aware Of the giant strides being championed by voluntary youths in the state.
According to him, “youths are not leaders of tomorrow, but today. And it is for this reason that the present administration in Oyo state through the Agency for Youth Development is actively preparing youths for leadership roles. This is evident in the release of a substantial amount of money for programmes that will be of benefits to the youths, and curtail youth problems.”
He however congratulated the recipients of the Grant and pray that they will continue to grow from strength to strength.
Also in attendance were; the chairperson of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Oyo State chapter, Mrs. Bobola Agbeja and Mrs. A.O Adegbola, the Executive Secretary of the Agency for Youth Development.
Lady Comrade Bobola who pledged that the organization will continue to support the Oyo State government in all areas also appreciated the government for giving them this platform and enabling the environment to gather today.
She appreciated the youths in the State as well as the indefatigable Hon. commissioner for Youth and Sports, Seun Fakorede for his continuous support and promotion of the Youth constituency.