All work and no play make Jack a dull boy, this is the reason why Area Community Development Committee (CDC) youth leaders in Agbado axis in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State organized end of the year get together party in order catch fun and to celebrate themselves.
The event which was held on Sunday 19th of December at Danny’s Hotel and Suite was well attended by prominent youth and political leaders such as Hon Wasiu Amoo Alado; Agbado Ward 4 council, Hon. Semiu Bello aka Mandela; Oke Aro Ibaragun Ward 7 councilor, Comrade Ade Daniel; Special Assistant on Special Duties to Hon. Ibrahim Ayokunle Isiaka as well as Comrade Faruq Shitta; PRO, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter.
The Chairman of the Youth Leaders who is also the Youth Leader of Ope Ilu Area CDC, Comrade Yusuf Omidokun in an interview with our correspondent appreciates Almighty God for giving them the opportunity to witness the event and appreciate those that contributed one way or the other to the success of the program, saying it is first of its kind and that the next edition will be bigger and better.
The General Secretary who is also the Youth Leader of Matogbun Area CDC, Comrade Olusoji Olowu described the event as an opportunity for them to interact, catch fun and appreciate God for a successful outing.
Hon. Wasiu Amoo Alado told this reporter that the event was fantastic and first of its kind saying the next edition will be more elaborate than this. He said the event has given everyone of them the opportunity to meet one and other and know each other better. According to him, some youths in different Area CDC don’t usually have the opportunity to meet and interact like this as they usually connect virtually. He then admonished the youths to remain focused, consistent, and not to allow anyone or anything to discourage or distract them.
The Public Relation Officer 2 of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ogun State Chapter, Comrade Faruq Olaotan Shitta said the event is an avenue for the youths to whin, dine, mingle, and have a nice time together after activities for the year saying they can’t just be embarking on various project activities that have to do with youth development in the community from January to December and cannot seize period like this to flex and catch some fun.
He also commended the organizers of the event, particularly the Chairman of the planning committee in person of Comrade Taofeeq Adebesin for a well-done job and urged them to make the subsequent editions bigger and better. The former Youth Coordinator of the defunct NYCN, Agbado Oke-Aro LCDA Chapter also admonished the Youth Leaders to do more on youth empowerment, skill acquisition, and other things that we advance the life of the youths.
“We should organize programs against cultism, thuggery, and other social vices so that the youths can stand away from all these social vices. We youths should engage in meaningful tasks, something that will engage us positively and that will have an impact on our lives, those of us that do not have any skill yet, I want to encourage them to go and acquire skill and those looking for a job, while they are still looking for a job they can volunteer in any field of their interest, they will be gaining experience while volunteering and of course, if they do it very well they can be retained at that particular place and get their full employment,” Faruq added.
Comrade Ade Daniel, Special Assistant on Special Duties to Hon. Ibrahim Ayokunle Isiaka said it’s a pleasure for him to be at the party saying is an avenue for them to rub minds. His words: “I am very happy to be part of the get-together party because is an avenue for the youths to come together at the grassroot level to see ourselves, dialogue and celebrate with ourselves because we started the year 2021 on a long note and work hard as a youth and collectively, so this is an opportunity to celebrate the success we have been able to make together in 2021, so this is a very good program.
Highlights of the event include; networking, business/investment talk as well as games.