The Osun State chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has reacted to Governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke’s statement that he will revive the group.
The NYCN, however, insisted that the council is alive and active in the state.
Adeleke on Thursday inaugurated a State Youth Advisory Council, a special advisory committee tasked with representing the youth interest and finding solutions to problems facing all youths across the state.
The governor-elect said he set up the council to further confirm his total commitment to youth development by tapping into the ingenuity and latent potentials of the youth sector.
“My administration will revive the National Youth Council, support expansion of faith based youth organisations, upgrade digital economy as economic booster, establish incubation and innovation development centres across the state. My administration will prioritise youth development as the driver of state development”, he promised
In his reaction on Friday, the chairman of NYSC, Comrade Abdulazeez Ismail in a statement made available to DAILY POST said the youth council “is doing wonderfully well.”
NYSC urged politicians and supporters of the governor-elect not to mislead him by feeding him falsehood.
“We also wish to inform the public and all politicians that National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) and particularly the Osun State Chapter remains apolitical. None of those at present leading the Council are politicians, this might be a notion while mischief makers are willing to mislead the Governor-elect against the norm.
“Meanwhile, all affiliated Voluntary organisations which are not limited to faith base are also doing greatly as we’ll however appreciate every proposed necessary support the incoming administration would be giving the organisations and the Council when he assumes office,” Ismail said.