Committed to creating a conducive environment for youth to be self-reliant and contribute to nation building through training and value- reorientation, the Ogun State House of Assembly says it is finalizing plans to enact a bill towards establishing the State Youth Development Commission.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, made the disclosure while playing host to the leadership of State Chapter of the Youth Assembly of Nigeria (YAN) led by Olufemi Osinubi at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Oluomo explained that the proposed bill was part of the commitment of the Ninth Assembly at creating more avenues for engaging the youth across the three senatorial districts in adding value to governance and the administration of the present government in the State, with a view to further engaging them as active partners with rich potentials.
Stressing the need for a more robust legal frameworks for proper engagement, empowerment, and development for the teeming youth in the State, the Speaker noted that such bill would improve youth integration through necessary political and policy backing to aid their role in the process of governance.
Oluomo, who further challenged members of the Youth Assembly to step up measures at enlightening other segments of the society on the roles, duties and responsibilities of legislators, tasked them to take part on issuee affecting nation building.
Earlier, in his presentation, Osinubi said the essence of their visit to the State Assembly was to familiarize themselves with the practices of lawmaking, with a view to replicating same at their level, which would in turn build personalities, who are competent to occupy the various elective offices.
He stated that the team took keen interest in understudying the activities and constitutional roles of the lawmakers, while acknowledging their efforts in strengthening democratic process through quality representation and promotion of good governance.