July 16, 2024

The Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, a tink tank committee in a bid to prioritize and empower the youth, recently inaugurated the Oyo State Youth Strategic Committee. This committee is a significant step towards promoting youth development and providing a platform for their voices to be heard.

The commissioner, known for her unwavering commitment to youth empowerment, believes that the future of any society lies in the hands of its youth. With this in mind, she has taken a proactive approach in ensuring that the youth of Oyo State have a say in the decision-making processes that affect their lives.

The Oyo State Youth Strategic Committee comprises young individuals from various backgrounds, including education, entrepreneurship, sports, and the arts. This diverse representation ensures that the committee can address a wide range of issues that affect the youth of Oyo State.

The committee’s primary goal is to create and implement strategic initiatives that will enhance the well-being and development of young people in the state. By engaging with youth organizations, community leaders, and other stakeholders, the committee aims to identify challenges faced by the youth and devise innovative solutions to address them.

One of the key focus areas of the committee is youth oriented activities, ideas and and entrepreneurship roles for the youths. Unemployment among youth is a significant concern in many societies, and Oyo State is no exception. The committee plans to collaborate with relevant government agencies, private sector organizations, and NGOs to create job opportunities and support young entrepreneurs in the state.

Furthermore, the committee will work towards promoting sports and recreational activities among the youth. They recognize the importance of sports in fostering discipline, teamwork, and physical fitness. By investing in sports infrastructure and organizing tournaments and competitions, the committee aims to nurture talent and create opportunities for young athletes.

The inauguration of the Oyo State Youth Strategic Committee is a significant milestone in the efforts to empower the youth of Oyo State. It demonstrates the government’s commitment to creating an enabling environment for young people to thrive and contribute to the development of the state.

The commissioner, in her address during the inauguration, emphasized the importance of youth participation and engagement. He encouraged the committee members to be proactive in their approach and to listen to the concerns and aspirations of the youth.

With the establishment of the Oyo State Youth Strategic Committee, the future looks promising for the youth of Oyo State. It is a testament to the government’s recognition of the potential and value that young people bring to the table. In his complimentary remark, Chairman House committee for Youth and Sports, Honourable Yusuf Adebisi charged the committee to develop plan that will add value to the growth and development of Youth across the State. He commended the effort of the honourable commissioner for youth and sports, Honourable Wasilat Adegoke for putting efficient team players among the state youths as members of this committee.

Honourable Adebayo Babajide Gabriel of Ibadan North also gave his acceptance speech in support of the committee and task them to unite youth and develop skills among the youths.

Members of the committee present are Olubiyi Yetunde, Stephen Adegboyega, Ishola Iyabode Olajumoke, Prince Adebowale Falana, Hon.Oluwaseun Olufade, Bashorun Saintabey, Taofeek Mariam Ajoke, Aare Azeez Sarafadeen, Adelowo Michael Coded, Isiaq Maruff Adekunle , Oladosu Alex Olawale, Abdul Salam Abduquadri, Dauda Temitope Wahab, Ogunbowale Niyi, Oyeniyi Mumini Alaba, Aborode Taofeek Niyi, and Hon. Keji Kamaldeen.

By harnessing this potential and providing the necessary support, Oyo State can pave the way for a brighter and more prosperous future for its youth.

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