Youths counseled on foundation for true renaissance

  A member of the House of Representatives,  representing Afijio,  Atiba. Oyo  East  and Oyo  West Federal Constituency,  honourable Prince Adeniyi  Adeyemi, (SKIMEH)   has warned that hunger and poverty will remain at unacceptable levels unless purposeful action is taken to give higher policy priority to human capital development, with adequate resources mobilized towards agriculture and rural development.

He gave thevwarning at a Pentecostal Church in Oyo  town,  after being conferred with a meritorious award of excellence in Grassroots Legislative Responsibility.

The Federal legislator who noted that most of the youths in the country are incredibly intelligent, but their intelligence manifests through negative channels, said if this desire for success
can be channeled rightly, the Nigerian society can give birth to some great intellectuals and entrepreneurs of international repute.

‘’Youths are one of the greatest assets that any nation can have. Not only are they legitimately regarded as the future leaders, they are, potentially and actually the greatest investment for a country’s
development. They serve as a good measure of the extent to which a ountry can reproduce as well as sustain itself..

"The extent of their vitality, responsible conduct and roles in society is positively
correlated with the development of their country’’.

Commending President Muhammadu Buhari for his prompt assent to Not
Too Young To Rule Bill,  Adeniyi posited that young people must be trained and as quickly as possible, to provide leadership in agriculture, industry, government and economic development projects.

‘’They must be developed intellectually, morally, socially and with relevant skills to face a rapidly advancing technological world. The youths need an active involvement in participating with the current political and economic leaders to foster inter-generational dialogue
hereby enhancing adequate transitional shift. They should equally be actively involved in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) agenda.

'This is because they constitute the major resource base for any country that want to embark on any meaningful development project. Entrepreneurship in Nigeria, the communication expert asserted, is a major avenue to increasing the rate of economic growth, create job
opportunities, reduce import of manufactured goods and decrease the
trade deficits that result from such imports."

He added that the influx and encouragement of youths into ventures will definitely help salvage  the country:s wasting economy.

Said he,  " my vision is to
re-define the ethics of politics and governance that is equal for everyone, thereby establishing a sustainable world for future generations.

‘’This is in recognition of the fact that raising leaders is critical to nation building and wealth creation. I am inspired to equip  women and youths, business owners and social entrepreneurs to lead ethically,
while implementing initiatives that transform their communities and
organizations for better, as well as sustaining livelihood and contributing to national development’’.

Attributing  the effects of value erosion in the country to wanton poverty and lack of visionary leadership, conflict of interest and democratic responsibility; the lawmaker asserted that ethical behavour is the bedrock of mutual trust.

While advocating proactive and independent lifestyles for the youths,
Adeniyi  pointed out the need for the younger generation to hunger for relevant facts and skills, thereby seeking solutions to the challenges facing the country through enhanced mental capacity.

‘’This is the foundation to any true renaissance. Where after one person in the family is well placed, other people in the family now wait for his largesse to survive. The same attitude is what paralyses our graduates from breaking out to pioneer great things.

"It stops the youth from acting proactively hence he leaves his destiny to chance forgetting that he is the master of his fate and can be a source of inspiration and livelihood to the generations coming after him or her. Our economy will be positively affected when the youths begin to act with the future in mind and having a visionary packaging’’.

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