The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network, Oyo State Leadership has encouraged youth to make use of tools such as education to support themselves in life.
This was made known during a 2-day summit with the theme ‘Empowering Youths For Sustainable Development’ held at the Department of Peace, Security and Humanitarian Studies, University of Ibadan.
The summit remains a remarkable landmark for the state network as the highlight of the leadership summit became the talk of the time as they celebrate 30 outstanding youth leaders in Oyo state.
The leadership summit has speakers such as Oluremi Morakinyo Alao, A YALI RLC Alumnus and the Post Graduate Exam Officer at the University of Ibadan, Solomon Adewole, the 2022, YALI Network Oyo State Coordinator, Engr. Kingsley Igbinedion, the YALI Network, Oyo State 2021 Coordinator and Olufunmi Olaosun, the YALI, Lagos state coordinator who also doubles as the YALI Network Nigeria Head.
In his address, the coordinator of the program, Adebisi Michael said YALI Network Oyo state has been doing so much over the years and yet receive less visibility from its target audience – goverment, youths and the society.
His words: “It was a year filled with field projects, programs and events. Collaboration with related bodies and more.
“The need for this Leadership summit boils out of our thought of national visibility and impact establishment.
“We decided to rap the 2023 administration up with a laudable leadership summit which features personalities in the state to speak to the minds of participants.
“Celebrating 30 outstanding leaders in Oyo state aimed to celebrate unsunged youths doing well in their various fields tailored to the three themes YALI Vision and Mission stands for Business/entrepreneur, Civic/NGO, and Leadership/Governance.”