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In Oyo, NOA tasks youths on capacity building

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IN AN Effort to reposition and encourage the youths to get more involved in national development, the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Oyo State, on Tuesday, organised a day summit for youth in Ibadan.

  The summit which had youth organisations, corps members, students and civil society organisations as participants also focused on capacity building for youths to equip them for impact ahead of leadership positions.

  In a welcome address, Oyo State Director, National Orientation Agency, Mr Moshood Olaleye enjoined youths to shun social vices such as drug addiction, rape, banditry and advance free fraud, rather, to channel their energy and skill to legitimate activities.

  He said the summit was designed to provide platform for youths to reflect on the past, present and future of Nigerians youth in political participation for national development.

  In their separate  remarks,  Oyo State Chairperson, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Mrs Adebobola Agbeja and a child rights advocate, Mrs Ibukunoluwa Otesile charged youths to equip themselves in skills,  knowledge and endeavour to keep bringing value to socio-economic development through technology, proper management.

  Also speaking, Special Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on Security, Mr Fatai Owoseni commended the initiative and appealed to youths to take advantage of the summit to have an attitudinal change in contributing to national development.

  A corps member, one of the participants, Miss Joy Chima described the summit as an eye opener.

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