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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Lockdown: Abiodun Assures Better Welfare, As Ogun Youths Applaud Palliative Distribution

Lamide Lawal presenting foodstuff to some youths
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - The governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has promised to ensure that youths in the state are given top priority in his government. 

This promise was made by his Special Assistant on Youth and Sports, Comrade Olamide Lawal while addressing leaders of the National Youth Council, Ogun State chapter in Abeokuta yesterday. 

Comrade Lawal expressed his appreciation to the Leadership of the Council for their distribution of palliatives to members of the public. 

"Governance is the collective efforts of all stakeholders, Building the future of Ogun State is the core of the governor's agenda", Lawal said. 

He further revealed plans of the government to establish a Youth Development Center, which he described as one of its kind in the country. 

In his reaction, the secretary of the Council, Akolawole Shoremi, expressed confidence over the promise made by the Governor.

"All of us in the National Youth Council have identified His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun as a man of his words, we're confident that whatever promise he makes will be fulfilled as no promise made so far has gone unfulfilled", he said. 

The council has pledged to do more in its capacity to support the efforts of the government in building the youth of the state.

In the similar development, Youths in Ogun State have applauded Prince Dapo Abiodun over palliative distributions by the government to cushion the effect of the stay-at-home executive order in an effort to slow the advance of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

The appreciation message was contained in a press release signed  by the leadership of Ogun State Youth comprising members of different Community Development Councils, Community Development Associations as well as Zonal Community Development Committees across the 20 local governments and the 3 Senatorial Districts of the state.

They acknowledged Governor Abiodun's resolve to ensure the efficient distribution of relief materials thru the CDA’s/CDC’s to the vulnerable in the state to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In his appreciation to Governor Abiodun, the Youth in Community Development Council State Youth Convener in Ogun State, Comrade Usman Ganiyu Olamilekan, described the distribution of palliatives by the government as a step in the right direction. 

"Governance is about the people, and that's what we're witnessing under the leadership of Governor Abiodun where the welfare of the people is top priority", he said

While the government is establishing test centers at strategic locations in the state, the apalliatives have also been distributed to the poor, vulnerable and elderly as promised by the Governor.

The Youths expressed their appreciation to the governor, saying that the palliatives distributed have alleviated the pressure that the lockdown comes with.

They added that the governor has shown a high level of compassionate for the people of Ogun State, which is one of the major qualities of a good leader.

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