The chairman of Ijebu East LG, Ogun State, Hon Wale Adedayo has assured that the youths in the local government area would be engaged in activities that would change their lives positively.
Adedayo made the disclosure on Thursday morning while granting an interview in a radio programme on Lion 🦁 93.9 FM, Itamarun Ijebu Imusin.
The chairman enlightened the general public on the mindset of rating youths contributions to the nation building based on political involvement alone. He said further that people should not evaluate the roles of youths in nation building based on political engagement or appointments.
According to the council boss, he said “You people should evaluate the contributions of youths in nation building beyond political engagement. Many youths in my local government area are involving in fish farming business”.
He further assured that youths will be gainfully engaged in modern agriculture. He noted for instance that local government will purchase fish feeds and later sell to farmers at cheaper rate.
“We are going to empower them and also discourage thuggery among the youths. Measures will be taken to engage them in modern agricultural system. Let me also inform you that nine out of eleven councillors in Ijebu East LG are in their 30’s, including the vice chairman of the local government council” , he added.
Speaking further, he disclosed that he was not up to forty years of age when he became the Director of Organization of PDP in Ogun State, while Otunba Gbenga Daniel was just forty-seven years of age as then governor of the state, likewise Rt Hon Dimeji Bankole was in his early 30’s when he became the speaker of the Federal House of Representatives.
The council chairman who is an Afenifere disciple, explained that the local government cannot employ job seekers due to paucity of funds and what obtains now in the state, but he is optimistic of tapping from the potentials and skills abound in some corps members to implement some of his programmes.
He further thanked the NYSC Director in Ijebu East LG in her quest to help get the required corps members that will assist in teaching some key science subjects in some secondary schools in Ijebu East and graduate of Agricultural Science related courses as well.
Wale Adedayo assured that farmers in the local government area will be engaged on how to practice irrigation farming that will help them in all year round farming system.
Earlier, the council boss had declared that efforts are ongoing to make sure that all the health centers in Ijebu East have medical doctors. He highlighted that his administration will key seriously in security of lives and properties of residents of the local government area, while he also indicated interest in tapping from potentials abound in culture and tourism to boost economic prosperity in the local government area respectively.
He is also of the opinion that each local government areas should be able to generate income (internally generated revenue) to run the affairs of the council area while unitary system of government should be abolished.