By Akin Richy, Osogbo.
The Osun State Focal Person on National Social Investment Program-NSIP, Alhaji Lukman Abimbola Bello over the weekend enjoined the youths to demonstrate their unalloyed support to the reelection of Governor Gboyega Oyetola come July 16 governorship election in the state.
Alhaji Bello made this known while addressing beneficiaries of the Entrepreneurship Development Training Programme organised by the Osun State Government in conjunction with the Central Bank and Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster and Social Development for the Batch A and B N-Power Graduates.
Alhaji Bello said Governor Oyetola has done well towards the transformation of youths since he assumed the office while his efforts in promoting the plight of the poor and vulnerable cannot be over emphasised.
According to him, “I want you to support the second term ambition of Mr Governor for you to continue to enjoy his various youths developmental programmes in Osun while you should also ensure that the All Progressives Congress (APC) remain at the Presidency come 2023”.
Alhaji Bello who appreciated the efforts of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, for the commitment to the youths development not only in Osun but nationwide noted that series of programmes have contributed to the upliftment of the entire youths in all ramifications.
The Focal Person who described the 5-day Entrepreneurship programme as a way of empowering the Batch A and B of N-Power Graduate Scheme on how to catch fish said about 1,950 youths benefited from the just concluded training.
“Since inception of the N-Power Graduates Scheme in 2016, 500,000 graduates have been produced across the Country while in Osun State, 20,000 have graduated under this laudable scheme.
” I also want to declare that selection of the beneficiaries was based on merit and not that the youths programme was designed for the APC members only. Among the beneficiaries of the training programme, we have both the PDP, APC, ACCORD, individuals among other political parties as it is designed for all and sundry. Whenever the opportunity comes, we are always trowing it open to the general public trough our advertisements ” Alhaji Bello added.
He charged the beneficiaries to use the opportunity of the programme to empower themselves processionally while they should also use the government grant judiciously for the main purpose designed for while they should also shun violence.
Speaking onbehalf of the highly elated participants, Oluwatoyin Olanrewaju Ganiyat and Oyero Gbenga Michael commended the organisers of the training programme saying the training was timely towards eradicating poverty among the youths.
They promised not to let the government down noting that they are going to demonstrate all what they have been taught from the training when they return to their various destination while urging the government not to stop all the youths transformation programmes as a way of empowering the entire youths.
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