Ogun State deputy speaker Hon Taiwo Olakunle Oluomo today enjoined a youthful organization, Progressive Youth League (PYL) of Ogun State to work assiduously for them to benefit immensely especially at the grassroot. He admonish them to work in conjunction with other youths while paying due respect to various leaders who can either make or mar.
Speaking during a courtesy and familiarization meeting hosted by him at the Assembly Complex , Oke Mosan Abeokuta yesterday, Oluomo maintained that the government of Ogun State meant business towards completion of infrastructures across the state. He said even in governance presently in the state especially at grassroot, the youth characterized 85% of both elective and appointive positions.
He reiterated his personal commitment to the group, assuring that the demands will never be taken with levity. He advised the group members to channel the matters of grieves via the appropriate quarters.
This government is ours, built collectively. Do not address issues in a militia or confrontational approach, Don’t engage in bringing down the government because of your political affiliation. You must build yourself and ensure your voice is heard and heeded at your various ward levels; be objective in criticism. No one is saying you can’t associate with whosoever you wish as an individual because it is your right but don’t over do because we all know politicians.”If you are too militant and confrontational, Nigeria politics will not accommodate you”.
Sometimes politics will favour you and sometimes it will not favour you but don’t quit;When you can’t be ignored, then you are on your way to the top;Don’t change your Principles, Discipline and Ideals but change your Tactics; You can stoop to conquer
Earlier, Mr Adebowale Sunday the coordinator of the group and Mr Adedapo David representing Ijebu North Local Government extensively discussed the challenges of the group especially not having her due respect and place in the book of the present government, seeks for empowerment, job opportunities and reinstatement of political appointees who left to take political appointment, payment of past political appointees severance, contractual projects and many more while appreciating the Governor for sponsoring the 2014 one day youth program of the league at Government House, Abeokuta.
Mrs Afolakemi speaking on behalf of women and ladies in the league said it will be appreciated if the meeting with the Deputy Speaker could be quarterly as issues clumsy to many were explained in details. She also canvases support for the women folk to be duely recognised in the sharing of democratic spoils.
Aremo Agunbiade and many other members who spoke eulogize Oluomo for his fatherly and brotherly intervention most times and for identifying with the group especially after the 2015 election not minding many others who had seen them as use and dump.
At the meeting was the southwest coordinator of the league Hon Babayemi Tunde, Adebowale Sunday the coordinator, state executives, senatorial coordinators, local government coordinators and many others.