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The Eselu of Iselu land in Ogun State, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi ,on Monday, said that the legacy of Obafemi Awolowo should be sustained in South West.
Oba Akinyemi disclosed this when addressing the current issues of the Nigerian Youths #endSars saga, during a press briefing in Abeokuta.
According to Akinyemi, it is now high time our governments trained these youths who are jobless, poverty stricken, unskilled and a security threat in the society,
He added, “if they are not given the opportunity to become responsible persons, they may turn against the children of the rich who were trained abroad and living flamboyant lives in the country.”
He lamented that there is need to realize that the failure of government in the South West to sustain the legacies of Chief Awolowo is responsible for the millions of out-of-school children and jobless youths who are now becoming security threats to the society.
Akinyemi, however said, “the youths are still very energetic to be engaged in legitimate undertakings in the society.
“The failure of government at all levels to train and create enabling environments for youths to survive has led many of them into using their energy to challenge the lopsidedness in the states and country.”
He therefore, warned that youths should not be called all sorts of unprintable names like Miscreants, armed robbers, looters, hoodlums, drug addicts, etc.
“it a fundamental right for every youth to acquire education.” he said.
He recommended that the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun and his colleagues in other states in the South West to use the EndSARS agitation to come up with policies to better the lives of youths in their various states.
He said, “If these youths are allowed to acquire some skills that will enable them engage in legitimate undertakings, they will not constitute any security threat to the society.”