The Immediate Past Special Assistant to Gov. Dapo Abiodun on Youths and Sports , Mr Olamide Lawal has charged youths in Ogun state to venture into projects that could bring food on their table , instead of over-dependence on government.
Lawal gave this advice while delivering a lecture during the 10th Anniversary of the National Association of Agricultural Students Representative Cabinet,NRC, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Chapter.
The event was chaired by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Kola Adebayo.
He maintained that youths’ over-reliance on white collar jobs would not guarantee a prosperous future for the society calling on leaders at all levels to provide enabling environment for businesses to thrive.
Comrade Lawal gave a case study of Ogun state Governor who has attracted many foreign and local investors with his friendly economic policies since he assumed office in 2019.
” Prince Dapo Abiodun has shown and displayed it in words and actions that he wants private investments to thrive in Ogun state. All his policies are geared towards ensuring security and prosperity for all business owners” Lawal concluded
The Governor’s former aide wondered why graduates of Agricultural related courses still believe in getting office jobs to survive.
” I dont know why an institution like FUNAAB would be in this state and can’t feed Abeokuta – its host city. FUNAAB and its products should have gone to a level feeding this state. That is how to be self sufficient and that’s what graduates of this institution should focus on and the University must expose their Agricultural students to the economic potentials of their courses.” He emphasised.
During the panel session which had Mr Solomon Enilolobo, Comrade Boluwatife Olayemi, Hon. Mubarak AbdulSalam and the Speaker of the association, Rt Hon. Ayubb Soliu, the need for youths to take their future in their hands was also harped upon.