“No society can make sustainable progress if the youth are not a part of the process to making the progress”.
These were the words of Olamide Lawal (L.L), the Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth and Sports, when he was invited to speak on the “Role of Youths in Modern Politics” at the inaugural meeting of the Abeokuta North Youth Leaders familiarity meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the local government held in Abeokuta, the state capital.
He reminded youth leaders of APC in the local government present at the event of their importance and contribution to societal growth and development through proper positioning with ideas and ideals in politics, saying that the sustainability of progress in a society, rests upon the shoulders of its youths.
Olamide noted that politics requires the input of the young and old in the society, and that young people in politics with a balanced degree of ambition and teamwork can be of positive impact to both their immediate community and the society at large, adding that political leadership is the responsibility of all regardless of educational background, social status, or gender.
He attributed the successes recorded by the government to the support of youths who contribute to social, political and economic growth by applying themselves to useful services that leads to development.
“Show me a society that does not include the youth in their plans for growth and development, or where the youth completely distance themselves from political leadership, and I’ll show you a society that will have great difficulties sustaining their growth and development”, L.L said.
“Youths in our society are not only the future of the state and country, “we are, also, the present as well. We are the most connected, the most outspoken and the most open-minded generation our society has ever known”.
Olamide, who is also from the local government promised the party secretariat a new power generating set to aid the smooth running of the party office.
The local government Party chairman of Abeokuta North, Alhaj Akeem Sobayo thanked Olamide for enriching the minds of the youth on their roles in modern politics and societal development. He gave his assurances on his commitment to the welfare of the people.
The APC Youth leader in Abeokuta North local government, Comrade Akibo Solomon who doubled as the host express his gratitude to the Governor’s aide and reiterated their unalloyed support to the administration of Governor Dapo Abiodun.