The General Overseer, Victory Life Bible Church, Apostle Lawrence Achudume has charged government at all levels and those in position of power to play their parts by prioritising capacity building, skills acquisition and development for the youths.
OgunToday reports that youths in their large numbers on Tuesday converged on the June 12 Cultural Center, Kuto, Abeokuta for the maiden edition of the Ogun State Youth Town Hall Meeting.
Addressing the youths, Achudume , who was the Guest Speaker, charged youths in the country to look inwards and see areas of strength which they could build-on for self sufficiency in the future.
According to him, the time has come for the youths to develop the can-do spirit, pointing out that they should not mind starting small.
He commended the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for making youth inclusiveness in governance a priority, submitting that the number of youths in his cabinet is a clear attestation to this.
He, however, reminded the youths that some of the world’s richest and influential men did not come from wealthy homes, saying they made fortunes from innovative thinking and enterprise.
The cleric while noting that God had blessed every individual with at least one special gift, he posited that it behoved on everyone to discover such and maximise it.
In his welcome address, the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Mr. Oludare Kehinde, while reeling out some of the achievements of the administration in youth empowerment, described Gov. Abiodun as a lover of youth who always strive to make them a good future leaders.