Ooni Declares October 17th As Youth day.

Adeleke Mattew

His imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi of Ife has declared 17th of October as the Youth celebration day in Ile Ife.

This Pronouncement was made at the Ife Youth Economic Summit, held at Oba Okunade Sijuwade Memorial Hall, Enuwa Ile-Ife. On Thursday 21th June 2017. The Program was the Official launch of Young Entrepreneurs of Nigerian in Osun State. It was themed : ‘ICT As A Formidable Tool for Nigerian Economic Rejuvenation And Massive Job Creation’ with the aimed of developing Nigerian Youths in Ile-Ife to acquire ICT training. 

The summit had in attendance, Dr. Dikko Umaru R. – the DG & CEO, small and medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria – as the Guest speaker. Senator Ajayi R. Boroffice,  the chairman, senate committee on science and technology also graced the occasion as a special Guest of honour. Mr Chris Kohol – the National President of Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria, Barrister Adebayo Shittu and some monarchs in Ife were also in Attendance.

Mr Chris Kohol when addressing the Youths present at the event, encouraged them to be more creative and seek a way of building themselves. which will help them to achieve success and become better and a recognised persons in future.

It was gathered that the Ooni, when addressing the Youths said that #2m will be given to the first five best students in a contest (planned for fresh graduates to showcase their talents) and that they will also undergo a training in Logos. He said that the contestants would present what they can offer with their degree. The Ife Monarch , Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi also implored the Youths to emulate him as a living example, by engaging in innovative ideas and skills acquisition. that will help them to stand on their own.

The monarch concluded by saying that he would continue in his relentless efforts to ensuring that the youths are empowered.

When speaking, that Guest speaker of the summit encouraged the Youths not to misuse the opportunity of advancement in technology, but to explore its usefulness and harness it properly by undergoing different ICT training like Application development, Web design, Enterprise Development, Human Resources Management and many more. 

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