ABEOKUTA – Traditional rulers in Ogun state have been called upon to be upright and proactive to enhance growth and development of their various communities.
The chairman of Coalition of Youths in Ososun under Ifo local government area of Ogun state, Comrade Olumide Edunjobi made the call while decorating the Olu Lisa, Oba Oladele Odugbemi with meritorious award during a courtesy call to the monarch in his palace on Monday.
Comrade Edunjobi said that the recognition of the monarch was as a result of his laudable contributions in developing youth, children, women and his developmental projects in his community aimed at complementing efforts of the state government in transforming the state.
Comrade Edunjobi listed the valuable contributions of the monarch to include, Oladele Odugbemi Foundation where a lot of youths in the state have benefitted from his scholarship and grants to pursue their education and welfare programme for women and widows to take care of their homes and children.
Apart from the scholarship to the youths, Comrade Edunjobi commended the monarch for his developmental projects in the community which according to him have alleviated the groans and sufferings of the people in his domain.
The youth leader stressed that Oba Odugbemi merited the award considering his developmental projects so far executed in Lisa aimed at ensuring peaceful coexistence of the people and creating an enabling environment for business to thrive in the interest of the people.
Comrade Edunjobi urged other monarchs in the state to emulate the quality leadership of Oba Odugbemi in their various domains for the growth and development of the society and the state as a whole.
In his acceptance speech, Oba Oladele Odugbemi thanked the youth for the award assuring them that it will spur him to develop his domain and put smiles on the peoples face.
Oba Odugbemi charged the youth leaders to embark on massive campaign to sensitize the youths on danger inherent in hard drugs and cultism appealing to them to shun those vices in the interest of the country.
The royal father admonished them on the need to complement efforts of the government in ensuring a better society devoid of crimes and criminality.
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