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Ogunbanwo tasks Federal Government on youth empowerment


Fellow, Anglican Diocese of Ijebu South-West, Bola Adams (right); President, Diocesan Fellows and Chairman, 10th Anniversary Planning Committee, Olu Oluboyejo; Bishop Babatunde Ogunbanwo; and Registrar of the Diocese, Group Capt. Sotubo (rtd.) at the Anniversary Thanksgiving at Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Odogbolu, Ogun State… at the weekend. PHOTO: ISAAC TAIWO

Bishop of the Diocese of Ijebu South-West, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Babatunde Ogunbanwo, has urged the Federal Government to promote entrepreneurship among the youths, many of whom, according to him, are jobless and just roaming about the streets without engaging in unprofitable ventures. 

Ogunbanwo, who made the call during the thanksgiving service for the 10th anniversary of the diocese themed ‘Thanking and Appreciating God’, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Odogbolu, expressed worry over the mass unemployment of youths in the country.He urged the Federal Government to borrow a leaf from Ogun State and actualise its love and concern for the youths by making them entrepreneurs.

He said that unemployment in the nation, especially among the youths, had been so grave that resilient youths no longer consider it a shame to be motorcycle operators, and that those unable to afford motorcycle or have someone to buy for them, had taken to vices.

“I do not believe in just giving money to the youths but to really engage them in profitable ventures and empower them in the wake of unemployment rocking the country.“This is what the government of Ogun State is doing now and if the Federal Government can also do this on a larger scale, putting smiles on the faces of our youths, vices would be eradicated among them and they would be able to prepare and plan for their future.”


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