Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has recognized youth empowerment as a method of checkmating crime fee within the society; stressing that his administration remained dedicated to its youth growth and empowerment agenda.
The Governor who famous this in Ado Ekiti on the inauguration of the State Youth Growth Committee stated his administration isn’t unmindful of the challenges of unemployment and poverty amongst others which the youths face.
Dr. Fayemi who was represented on the occasion by his Chief of Workers, Hon. Biodun Omoleye stated his authorities is at the moment making deliberate efforts to deal with a number of the challenges by varied intervention programmes in numerous sectors within the State.
He defined that his administration determined to arrange the youth committee to harness varied potentials embedded within the youths and place them as the way forward for the nation.
He stated: “As a authorities, we imagine that they’re the way forward for any nation, therefore the necessity to give them sufficient consideration below our administration. If youth are empowered, the crime fee within the society will drastically cut back. An idle hand is the satan’s workshop, so they are saying.
” As a responsive and accountable authorities, we intentionally be certain that the youths are equitably represented on this administration by participating many political workplace holders who’re beneath the age of 45 years and inserting them in key positions. The step is to advertise youth growth by actions and experiences that can assist them develop socially, ethically, emotionally, bodily, and with cognitive competencies”, he stated.
Fayemi added that the initiative would assist the teeming youths to construct on their competence, confidence, character and connection for their very own profit and that of the society.
The Governor charged the youth to shun crime and consumption of onerous medicine or any acts that may truncate their future.
He added that they need to at all times embrace dialogue to attain peace, as growth can solely be achieved in an environment of peace.
“You shouldn’t relent in your oars however work tougher for extra developmental programmes for the youth. Allow us to all get the youth significantly concerned within the job of constructing our state and socio-economic growth. While you develop the youth, you’re creating the nation”, Fayemi stated.