By; BAYO AKAMO , Ibadan .
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth wing in Oyo state at the weekend asked Governor Seyi Makinde to properly engage and give Youths sense of belonging in this administration by carrying them along on appointments meant for Youths in the state.
The PDP Youth wing in a communiqué issued at the end of its stakeholders meeting held at the Oyo state PDP Secretariat ,Molete in Ibadan specifically demanded that such appointments ” for the Youths should emerge from the Youth and be endorsed by the Youth wing of the party.
In the Communique signed by the Oyo state PDP Youth leader, Asiwaju Adegoke Adeoye, made available to newsmen the Youths resolved that “the youth of the party should be properly engaged and be given a sense of belonging in this present government of Oyo state and that “positions specifically meant for the youths be given to youths between the ages 18 and 40 years”.
While expressing their total support for Governor Seyi Makinde and his administration, the PDP Youths maintained in the communiqué that “appointments meant for the youths should be given to those (youths) that really worked for the party before, during and after the last general elections.”
“All state appointments meant for the youths should emerge from the youths and be endorsed by the youth wing of the party. Appointments in this category include, but not limited to: Special Adviser, Senior Special Assistant, Special Assistant on Youth and Sports; S.A on Education and Student Affairs; Youth Agency; Chairman and Members of Crown FC; Chairman and Members of Shootings Stars Sports Club; Chairmen and members of other agencies, boards and commissions”, it said.
The PDP Youths added, “appeals were made that the governor should create employment opportunities for the teeming jobless youths.” and .”that the government of Oyo state should identify talents and promote such among the youths.”
“It was resolved that party structure should be considered in the actions and activities of Engr Seyi Makinde. This is because party structure is the nerve centre of any government and its vehicle should be well oiled and maintained.The offices of the Secretaries to all local government councils across the state should be manned by youths that worked for the party. Local and ward youth leaders should also develop resolutions in their various constituencies through anyone that the constituencies have in the government.
The PDP Youth wing noted, “the forum charged Engr Seyi Makinde to revive the office of the Supervisory Councillor for Youths and Sports at the local government level, praying the Governor that the offices be manned by youths” and that “those active from various wards should be councillors and supervisory councillors.”
“In the board creation, youths who are eminently qualified should be appropriately added. The governor should ensure that political appointments, jobs, contracts, among others, meant for youths are balanced in terms of gender.
The PDP Youth wing while advising its members “to be patient, united, tolerant, and peaceful as benefits are enormous in government.”, lauded Governor Makinde for being a listening leader, unlike the former governor in the state.
Oyo PDP Youths at the stakeholders meeting then passed vote of confidence on the governor , saying, ” having reached the highlighted resolutions, the Youths in attendance on behalf of the entire Youths of the party, passed vote of Confidence on His Excellency,Engr Seyi Makinde , the Executive Governor of Oyo state and resolve to support his government at all times”
By; BAYO AKAMO , Ibadan .