As parts of activities marking the birthday of the gubernatorial candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Ogun state, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo on Thursday, he has paid for the fine of four inmates convicted for various offences.
He also gave food to all the 1,500 inmates at the Ibara Correctional Centre, Ibara, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, as well presented football kits such as two sets of Jersey and football sanitary materials to them.
The four inmates that he paid for to get their freedom are Dare Lawal, Damilola Opebi, Shina Oyebola and Oluwasegun Ayobami. He also presented gift to best behaved male and female inmates, they are Olaniyi Ogunjimi and Jimoh Lateefat respectively.
Speaking on why he decided to come and celebrate with the inmates, Ajadi said it is necessary to also made them feel that life does not end at that confinement and the need to feed them with words of hope.
He said most of the inmates are youths, who still have much to contribute to the development of this nation, hence, advising Nigerian youths to move away from any social vices that can bring them to the correctional centre.
The Ogun NNPP guber candidate used the occasion to enjoine Nigerian youths to be more focused and shun all forms of social vices to build a better future.
Ajadi maintained that the greatest bane to nation’s economic and social greatness is absence of productive youths, adding that Nigeria needs vibrant and dedicated youths to grow.
He pointed out that youths empowerment and job creation must be one of the integral focus of the government both at the state and federal level.
According to him, “Our youths must be forthright and think outside the box for the purpose of contributing their quotas to the development of our nation and make it an enviable entity amongst the comity of nations.
“Young people must be conscious of the inherent danger in social vices, such as drug abuse, cultism, internet fraud among others and permanently shun it.
”It is obvious that Nigeria needs vibrant and productive youths to grow and advance at all fronts. This present trend of social anomalies among our youths is indeed alarming.
“Government must work tirelessly to continue to support our teeming youths with array of economic interventions and programmes”.