The Second Assembly, Oyo State Youth Assembly inducts 300 Volunteers

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On Monday, July 13th, 2022, the Second Assembly of the Oyo State Youth Parliament inducted 300 youth to Volunteer for the Oyo State Youth Parliament.

The Volunteer induction, which took place in conjunction with the celebration of Democracy Day, The Scribe of the House, Hon Ibitunde Feranmi (Akinyele State Constituency I), said in her opening remarks on behalf of the Parliament that the program was organized to ensure youth inclusion and participation in governance and decision-making in the state, which is one of our Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde’s visions.

The keynote speaker, Mrs. Chinenye Adeleye, the Executive Director of Volunteers Hub Africa, who spoke about the roles of volunteers, said that volunteering will undoubtedly open them up to exclusive circles. She recommended that each team member should establish their purpose or goal for joining the team and strive toward reaching that goal.

Hon Abiodun Oluwaseun, SA, Special Adviser to the Governor on Project Delivery, encouraged the youth to get involved in politics. He described how our political choices affect our daily lives and urged all young people to join a democratic cause.

Hon Kazeem Bolarinwa, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Youth and Sports who also spike at the event stated that the youth are the catalyst for social and political change. He ended by issuing a rallying cry to all young people to give it their all at whatever level they find themselves to attain success.

Hon. Olojede Victor, Special Assistant to the Governor on Student Matters another of the guest speakers at the youth event, welcomed the Volunteers aboard. He explained how his current job as Special Assistant to the Governor came about as a result of his volunteer work. He advised attendees to take an active role in the Youth Assembly.

The Speaker of the Oyo State Youth Parliament, Rt. Hon. Nr. Israel Fawole expressed his gratitude to all the volunteers present and advised them to strive for success in achieving the goals of the Parliament. He talked about how his volunteering work has given him amazing opportunities and put him in the spotlight. He also talked about how volunteering might help people gain values and knowledge. He disclosed that at the end of the tenure of the second assembly’, all active participants will receive a certificate of participation as volunteers. He took advantage of the opportunity to urge the federal government to respond to the demands of ASUU, the striking academic union.

In closing remarks, by the Deputy Chief Whip of the House, Hon. Tobi Olatunji (Ibarapa Central/North State Constituency), spoke on behalf of the Parliament and informed the volunteers about upcoming programs.

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