Monarch lauds Lawore on youth empowerment
Eruwa, Oyo State, a few weeks ago, was lighted up in festivity, as songs, drama and cultural signification took over the rustic village that hosts The Polytechnic, Ibadan, satellite campus.
The event was Dele Lawore Development Foundation.
Aimed at empowering indigent youths in cash and kind, among others to further their education, Dele Lawore, the founder noted that youth unemployment is one of the greatest enemies of the nation.
According to him, this situation can be ameliorated through entrepreneurship training and education, adding that the foundation was instituted mainly to help youths in Eruwa gain access to tertiary education, training and mentorship.
Speaking at the launch, Eleruwa of Eruwaland, Oba Samuel Adebayo Adegbola, who was there to shower his royal blessings on Lawore and the teeming youths, who displayed the best of the town’s culture, said: “Youths who are going to be the beneficiaries of this foundation should review their lifestyles and take advantage of the opportunity.
“The sponsor is a highly revered personality in the society.
He is well known in the education and business sectors.
I urge you all to emulate him and position yourselves in a place where you can contribute to the development of the nation. Parents take interest in your children’s education, so that, they do not fall into wrong hands.”
Guest speaker, Col. Abiola Olufemi Olayiwola (rtd), who spoke on: “Youth and Social Vices: Causes, Consequences and Prevention,” noted that for youths to make it in life, they must abstain from all forms of social vices.
“To succeed in life, youths need to avoid substance abuse, unprotected sex and all forms of immorality,” he said.
In his submission, Lamore said the foundation was conceived to give back to the community and to ensure that indigenes of the town, who could not afford higher education are supported in cash and kind to do so.
ash gifts among other items were given to some youths.