The Secretary to Ogun State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi has disclosed his readiness to launch a scholarship programme for indigent and deserving potential students, for the development and emancipation of youths in Ijebu North Local Government Area of the State.
Penpushing reports that, Talabi made this known, while speaking at the Youth Harvest of St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Oru-Ijebu town of the state, pointing out that the plan would engender self-reliance and create wealth for the youth in the area.
The Oru-Ijebu born Talabi expressed optimism that an empowerment programme for the youth would also be considered, stressing that he is always favourable disposed to matter affecting the youth, and willing to contribute and invest in the initiatives
’’I am always favourably disposed to matters affecting the youth, as I wish to contribute and invest in initiatives that will guarantee their social emancipation. My wife and l will begin to sponsor our youths in public schools’’, he assured.
Penpushing further reports that, the government scribe advised youths in the area to rally round one another, consult widely and come up with innovations and ideas that could be supported to create wealth, cautioning that they should not rely on white-collar jobs.
The Vicar and Archdeacon of the Church, Venerable Olaniyi Alawale, in his sermon titled, “Time to Advance” alluded to Deuteronomy Chapter 6 verse 1, where God told Moses that the children of Israel had stayed too long at a spot.
Penpushing also reports that, the clergyman challenged the youth to tackle their fears head-on, take a bold step and make a turnaround where and when necessary towards making significant advancement in life.
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