Stakeholders Charged Ikorodu Division Youth On Positive Influence
The Ikorodu Division Youth Initiative Movement on Tuesday, 01st of October 2019 organised the Second Ikorodu Division Youth Summit, tagged “Youth: Catalyst of Positive Influence in Community Development”, where the youths were charged to assume their responsibilities as agents of community development.
The Submit which held at the Ikorodu Town Hall, had in attendance the former SSG, Lagos State, Asiwaju Olorunfunmi Basorun, P.R.O and Deputy Registrar Lagos State Polythecnic, Mr Lanre Kuye, Senior Legislative Aide to Hon Babajimi Benson, MHR, Mr Bayo Oteju, Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Agriculture, Ms Bisola Olusanya, senior lecturer at LASU, Dr. Surajudeen Abiodun Fatai-Abatan, Otunba Dare Odufowokan, Members of Board of Trustees, Comrade Samson Bisiriyu, Hon Lateef Anifowose, Hon Adeola Oyebanjo, Mrs Kemi Kalesanwo, amongst other board of trustees. http://soyiga.com/2019/09/29/nulass-set-to-shut-lagos-as-sanwoolu-delay-payment/
In the Director’s welcome address, Comrade Samson Bisiriyu, thanked all for making it to the event despite the heavy downpour. He said,
“Youths will always be there at any gathering as their importance in any community cannot be over emphasized. The youth are responsible for the growth, development as well as the failure of any community.
“Therefore it is our responsibility to enlighten you on the roles you need to play as youths in ensuring that our future is not in jeopardy by placing it in the hands of youths who don’t have vision. As youths you should be catalyst of positive change, to bring about the growth of our communities and not otherwise,” Bisiriyu explained.
He further urged the youths to be conscious of and concerned with the growth of their communities because the participation and inclusion of the youths in politics, economics and all spheres of life is germane for continuity sake.
Also speaking at the event, Mr. Lanre Kuye, Deputy Registrar Lagos State Polytechnic, added education, skill acquisition and good moral conduct are vital characteristics that a youth must possess.
Robust interactive section followed suit where justice were done by Mr Bayo Oteju and others on the questions, while members of the BOT performed the vote of thanks.
“We as leaders must pay attention to the qualities of our youths so that we don’t put our future in wrong hands. Education is one quality that cannot be over emphasized in proper upbringing of the youths. All forms of education; formal or informal learning will sum up to making you a good representative of the community.
“Any community that wants to be developed must endeavor to educate it’s youths. Acquire good vocational skills which will in turn serve as something to fall back on in times of trouble,” Lanre said.