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Don’t wait for white-collar jobs, Oyo acting gov charges youths

By Seye Olumide and Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
24 August 2022   |   3:49 am
Oyo State acting Governor, Bayo Lawal, yesterday, urged young and vibrant Nigerians to look inward and strive to become inventors rather than struggling for white-collar jobs.

Bayo Lawal

• Arapaja lauds dexterity of Lawal, says experience ’ll enhance PDP in 2023 polls
• Shittu, Ibirogba, Folarin seek understanding among Oyo APC members

Oyo State acting Governor, Bayo Lawal, yesterday, urged young and vibrant Nigerians to look inward and strive to become inventors rather than struggling for white-collar jobs.

The acting governor made the call while hosting organisers of the forthcoming South-West Local Governments Agricultural and Mineral Resources Trade Fair 2022.

Lawal, at the event held at the conference room of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), State Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, noted that the nation is endowed with various marketable natural resources that are not adequately tapped by relevant stakeholders.

He, however, assured prospective investors of the state’s readiness to further open up its economy with agric business by partnering with them.

IN another development, Vice National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Taofeek Arapaja, yesterday, described Lawal as embodiment of humility who gives 100 per cent loyalty to Governor Seyi Makinde and the entire people of the state.

Arapaja gave the commendation when he paid a courtesy call on the acting governor in his office.

He said that Lawal’s wealth of experience would further give the party an edge over its oppositions.

The acting governor, who expressed delight on the visit, said the party would maintain its good legacy in Oyo State, considering the calibre of people steering its ship.

ALSO, a former Minister of Communication, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu and Zonal Organising Secretary, South-West Zone of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Lateef Ibirogba, yesterday, appealed to aggrieved members of the Oyo APC to close ranks with the party’s flagbearer for the 2023 gubernatorial election, Senator Teslim Folarin.

The duo, who spoke separately on phone with The Guardian, said it is only when members close ranks by supporting Folarin that the party “could hope of defeating Makinde and the ruling Oyo PDP next year.”

They also said the ongoing reconciliation would guarantee the National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu, who is the presidential candidate of the ruling party, victory over his opponents, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of PDP and Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) in the state.

Meanwhile, Folarin has appealed to members of the Oyo APC to rethink their position and join hands with him to return the state to the progressives’ fold next year.

He promised to do everything within his capacity to ensure that justice, equity and fairness drive his policies both in party affairs and governance if elected next year.

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