Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Sunday promised to support the youths to take up leadership positions in the society.
The Governor, who described the youths as the future of the country, stressed the need to listen to innovative ideas from the youths in order to drive the society forward with regards to the present day realities.
Governor Akeredolu, who spoke at the occasion of the 2018 Youth Day Celebration, held at the state Cultural Center, Adegbemile Akure, explained that the youths are more informed and enlightened in conformity with modern realities.
The governor charged the Youths to contest for political positions in the country, adding that they must come up with new initiatives to challenge the status quo.
He said ” I will support you to take up leadership positions. I will encourage you with all my might if you want to make desirable change that will make our nation better
“The older generation may not want to allow you because they will continue to dream dreams but you can beat them to it if only you can see visions. With your vision and your intellectual capacity and innovative prowess, you will be the change agents , our country is yearning for “.
Akeredolu, who restated his support for the #NotTooYoungToRun Bill, however advised the Youths to wait until President Buhari is through with his second term in Year 2023 before they contest for his office, so that they can inherit the solid foundation the President is Presently laying.
At the occasion, the governor was decorated as the grand patron of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) in Ondo state by the state Chairman, Comrade Esther Owoeye.