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Ekiti State Government has called on youths in the State to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the State Government to prosper and succeed in today’s rapidly changing world.

Governor Biodun Oyebanji who made the call in Ado Ekiti at the launch of a Youth Resource/Job Centre at the State Ministry of Youth Development, reiterated the commitment of his administration to development of youths and guaranteeing their future.

Governor Oyebanji, who spoke through his Special Adviser Office of Transformation and Service Delivery, Dr. John Ekundayo said that Government should not be perceived as a spendthrift and the administration’s youth interventions are not mere jamboree or waste of resources.

Governor Oyebanji stressed that “our youth represent the future of our state, and it is imperative that we invest in their development and empower them to reach their full potential.

“The establishment of the Youth Resource/Job Centre underscores the importance of providing our youth with the tools, resources, and opportunities they need to thrive and succeed in today’s rapidly changing world. As we all know, our youth represent the future of our state, and it is imperative that we invest in their development and empower them to reach their full potential”.

He advised youths to reciprocate government’s efforts by judiciously utilizing the facilities provided by Government.

In his remarks, the Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr. Gold Adedayo said that the primary objective of the center is to encourage youths to be productive members of the society.

According to him, the Youth Resource/Job Centre would serve as a hub of opportunity, offering a wide range of services and programs designed to meet the diverse needs of our youth including career counseling and skill development workshops, job placement services and entrepreneurship support, adding that the center would be a one-stop destination for youth empowerment and advancement.

Adedayo said that “we believe that by equipping them with the necessary skills, knowledge, and support, we can inspire them to pursue their passions, unlock their creativity, and contribute positively to the growth and prosperity of our state”.

“We are well aware of the challenges that our youth face, from high unemployment rates to limited access to education and training opportunities. However, we refuse to let these challenges define their future. Instead, we are committed to providing them with the support they need to overcome these obstacles and achieve their goals”.

He expressed gratitude to development partners including the founder of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola for what he described as their unwavering commitment and tireless efforts towards making the concept of the center a reality, adding that their dedication and passion for youth empowerment in the state is laudable.

Adedayo appealed to community leaders, educators, employers, parents and other stakeholders to join hands and support Government’s efforts to develop the sector and propel youths to succeed, stressing the importance of proper partnership to successfully create an environment where every young person has the opportunity to thrive and make a meaningful contribution to society.

Also speaking, the Commissioner for Information, Rt. Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun said that the establishment of the center is a demonstration of the commitment of the Oyebanji led administration to Youth development which constitutes one of the developmental pillars of the administration.

Rt. Hon. Olatunbosun urged youths to avoid vices that may be inimical to their future, stressing the need for them to wisely utilize the opportunities provided by government to better their future.

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