The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin has advised the Nigerian government to encourage more youths in governance in the country.
The speaker said this at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan during the meeting tagged “Southwest Geopolitical Zone Security Summit” which was convened by the Inspector-General of Police to unveil his security agenda for the region and to discuss issues and strategies to be adopted in addressing the security challenges in the geopolitical zone.
Speaking at the meeting, the Speaker said, “Security as we all know is the most important aspect of good governance, without security in any nation, all other sectors will crumble and cannot stand be it education, businesses, health sector among others”.
“In Oyo state, we have been working on policies that would help keep our people safe, policy of the open grazing law which the bill is still on the second reading and others for the betterment of our people”.
While commending the Oyo State Governor for his leadership style “I commend the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde for his leadership in the state. Most of the conferences that I go around the country, we are seen as the pace setter state in churning out new leadership for the future. We have 27, 32 years old Commissioners in the state and, a 32 years old Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly and some other young men that are in the government”.
“I used this opportunity to advise other government to encourage more youths in governance in Nigeria” The Speaker said.
Ogundoyin further stated “You can pick out the bright mind among the youths and put them in a big capacity to even test what the next generation of leaders would be like. At some point in time, the present leaders will have to retire, who will now lead? In order to stop a gap in the generation of leadership, the government should please encourage more youths to join politics”.
He also said “It is unfortunate to our people and to the Fulani community because they have been tagged as a new terrorist group. Although, it is not necessarily the Fulani in question as some of the threats also comes from behind the borders”.
Ogundoyin however commends the Inspector General of Police, IGP. Muhammed A. Adamu, Southwest governors, traditional leaders and other stakeholders in the region for coming together to tackle security challenges in the region.