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We must implement youths-focused programmes to curb social vices- Chairman, Conference of Speakers, Ogundoyin 

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The Chairman, Nigeria Conference of Speakers of State legislatures, Adebo Ogundoyin has charged governments at all levels to implement youths-focused programmes so as to reduce the rate of social vices in the country.

Ogundoyin who doubled as the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly made this declaration via a statement made available to journalists on Friday.

He noted that if the argument that leaders are made and not born is true, all governments at all levels must implement youths-focused programmes and policies to enhance their welfare.

The speaker in in the statement issued ahead of the maiden editon of Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin Students’ Legislative Summit tagged “Roles of quality legislation in Nation Building” and organised for Students Representatives Council, Students Union Governments and other students drawn from tertiary institutions in the Southwest and Kwara State.

Ogundoyin while speaking, said that the summit was designed to increase and advance students’ knowledge and understanding about legislation.

He added that he believed that grooming of next generation of leaders is tantamount to laying a solid foundation for the rapid transformation and development of any nation.

He maintained that this has been his focus in the last few years.

Ogundoyin who declared that governor Seyi Makinde of the state, former Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, former Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi are expected at the summit, explained that the summit is aimed to be another way of bridging the gap between the current leaders and the next generation of leaders.

He said, “The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde will on April 24, 2024 at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan host former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, former Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and other dignitaries for the maiden edition of Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin Students’ Legislative Summit.

Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki is expected to give a keynote address while Dr. Kayode Fayemi will be the Guest Speaker at the Summit which holds at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan.

The 3-day Summit organised for about one thousand members of Students Representatives Council, SRC, Students Union Governments, SUG and other students drawn from tertiary institutions in the Southwest, Kwara State inclusive is tagged “Roles of quality legislation in Nation Building.”

“Grooming next generation of leaders is tantamount to laying a solid foundation for the rapid transformation and development of any nation. This has been one of my focal points in the last few years. If the argument that leaders are made and not born is true, then we must constantly put together programs and activities that will impact our youths positively and prepare them for the task of nation building as future leaders of Nigeria.

“This Summit is also another way of bridging the gap between the current leaders and the next generation of leaders. It is meant to connect the students with the cream in the society for tutoring, mentoring and learning.

“The maiden edition of the Summit will be used to harness the students perspectives on key issues of national development which will bring about inclusive engagement. Youths voices must not only be heard but must also reflect in Government policies. They are stakeholders in the building of a strong and virile nation”.

ENDS

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