BY ABUSATAR HAMED
IBOORO-YEWA – Oba Daniel Abayomi Salako, the Aboro of Ibooro-Yewa, Ogun State, expressed his appreciation to the youths of Yewaland for uniting under a common platform.
The monarch stated this during the August 2023 gathering of the Yewa Youth Association (YYA) held on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Ibooro-Yewa.
Oba Salako also encouraged the region’s youth to prioritize the development of Yewaland.
The meeting, held at the palace of Aboro of Ibooro-Yewa, brought together Eighty-Seven (87) young individuals representing various Central Youth bodies and Organizations from Yewaland’s different local government areas.
Oba Salako advised members of the association to ensure that their fellow youth at home have access to quality education.
While underscoring the importance of regular youth meetings and initiatives for community development, Oba Salako urged the association to display greater enthusiasm towards their towns’ advancement and the overall development of Yewaland.
Comrade Abdul-Jabar Ayelaagbe, Acting President of the Yewa Youth Association and Chairman of the Ogun State Youth Council, addressed the attendees, encouraging those who haven’t established a central youth body to do so. He also extended the association’s support for achieving this objective.
Updates were provided on the activities of various town Youth organizations and the Yewa People’s Development Council (YPDC), including details about the upcoming Yewa Festival scheduled between October 7 and 15, 2023.
Ayelagbe urged youth leaders to rally their peers for active participation in the festival’s outlined programmes.
Participants were also informed about the upcoming Yewa Youth Leadership Summit, themed: “Empowering Youth: Leadership, Civic Engagement, and Active Citizenship,” set to take place from September 13 to 15, 2023.
Also, the committee overseeing other YYA initiatives, such as the Yewa Youth Career Talk for secondary school students and the “Stop the Crime” campaign in secondary schools and artisanal workshops across Yewaland, were encouraged to maintain their efforts and request assistance when necessary.
The association directed youth leaders to continuously inspire Yewaland’s youth to excel, demonstrating diligence, patriotism, and a strong commitment to the region’s development.
The association also used the event to extended congratulations to Dr. Isiak Kunle Salako on his Ministerial nomination and praised other nominated Yewa individuals serving as Commissioners, Special Advisers, and elected officers in Ogun State.
Prayers were offered for their successful swearing-in and accomplishments in their respective roles within the Federal Republic of Nigeria.