Bola Bamigbola, Osogbo
An ex-governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande, on Friday, admonished state and federal governments to show leadership by providing solutions to the request of the youth in the country.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ismail Omipidan, said Akande spoke at Osun Government House, Oke Fia, Osogbo, when he led a group of elders on a solidarity visit to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
Other elders that joined Akande on the solidarity visit are former Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole; former Chief of Army Staff and Defence Staff, Gen. Alani Akinrinade; and a seasoned educationist, Prof Olu Aina.
Akande described the youth as the pillar and fulcrum of the country’s unity upon which it could attain greatness, owing to their national and global records in sports, science, academics, medicine and other areas of human endeavours.
He called for cooperation of all stakeholders to enable government to fulfill its promises.
The former governor said, “We admonish the state and federal governments to demonstrate magnanimity, courage and forthright leadership in solving the requests of our youths in a timely manner. Let us join hands with governments in their bid to deliver on all their electioneering promises with emphasis on the areas of social enlightenment, education and agriculture.
“We, as friends with common concern in the affairs of Osun State, are here in solidarity with our governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on the fallout of the #EndSARS imbroglio. We sympathised with the governor over the attack on him by hoodlums who evidently hijacked the protests in Osogbo. The attack was unfortunate, unwarranted and alien to the Omoluabi ethos for which we are known.”
In his remarks, Oyetola condemned the attack on him, describing it as a pre-planned attempt to get rid of him.
The governor added he learnt from the attack a lesson that there is no security but God.