Ondo Youth Ministry Celebrates International Youth Day

Ondo Youth Ministry Celebrates International Youth Day

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Posted by bigboluet (M) » 12 Aug,2016

As the world celebrates 2016 International Youth Day (IYD)
, the Ondo state Ministry for Youth and Sports has joined
in this year’s edition of the celebration.
The event, which kicked off on Thursday, 11 th of August
with youth tour to different empowerment centres also
called agro-business cities in the state and the Medical
Village in Ondo, ended on Friday, 12 th of August with a
youth awareness walk with the Ondo state governor, Dr
Olusegun Mimiko, ably represented by his deputy Alhaji
Lasisi Oluboyo.
The theme for this year’s event “The Road to 2030:
Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable
Consumption and Production.”
Delivering his welcome address, the state Commissioner
for Youth and Sport, Hon. Dayo Awude said the theme
was informed by the consuming nature of Nigeria and
its present economy challenges, he urged the youth to be
engaged in meaningful and productive activities capable
of spurring the nation’s economic growth.
“Let us all do what we can to make things work for us
in Nigeria and in Ondo state, we must go back to the
land because the land has never failed us, our land is
fruitful and fertile.” Awude said.
He hinted that, the Ondo state government has made a
revolution in the Agriculture sector through Wealth
Creation Agency (WECA), he said “indeed we can make a
statement with agric revolution,” adding that the only
way Nigeria can get out of Poverty is to live a productive
life.
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