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Internet Fraud Should Not Be Encouraged, Ooni Says As He Reiterates Commitment In Youths Development

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwunsi has said that the internet fraud, popularly known as ‘yahoo yahoo’, should not be encouraged among youths in the country. Ooni who spoke while declaring the Royal Young Leadership Forum (RAYLF), 2021 youths development and capacity initiative open in his palace in Ile-Ife on Friday, reiterated his commitment to continue supporting and breaking barriers impeding youth development in Nigeria.

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Oba Adeyeye addressing a press conference in his palace said the programme will last for 14days which shall be premised on the progress achieved in 2020, saying, “most of our plans last year were truncated by the COVID-19 pandemic which shut down the entire world after our trip to Ghana where I took some youth leaders for a meet-and-greet with critical stakeholders early last year.

“This edition is more committed to upholding its fundamental objective of breaking protocols and barriers impeding youth development especially the growth of young starters in the public and private sectors of the country.

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“The meet-and-greet strategy was created to achieve the targeted goals of RAYLF, especially in the creation and sustenance of dependable connection for our youth leaders. It helps us to bring them closer to power and it has been yielding results.

Ooni Ogunwusi, who is the Co-chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN), stressed that his initiative is currently working on engaging concerned institutions in the country for the removal of discriminations like age, faith and tribe among others and equally stop demanding tax from pioneer starters who are mostly young persons.

“Recently, I visited the newly constructed Dangote refinery with some young leaders where their eyes were opened to how things are done on a larger scale. We have identified countries like Uganda and others achieving an economic breakthrough on how our youths can learn how to bring prosperity to our dear nation,” he added.

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The royal father said the Forum was meant to bring together youths between the ages of 18 – 39.

According to him, the first edition of the Forum held in 2020 was fruitful, as the youths selected for recognition had the opportunity of meeting the President of Ghana, as well as, other personalities that exposed them more to opportunities in the business.

He further explained that among other things, the 2021 edition of the Forum would focus on upholding the fundamental objective of breaking protocols and barriers impeding youth development especially the growth of young starters in the public and private sectors of the country.

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“Most of our plans last year were truncated by the covid-19 pandemic which shut down the entire world after our trip to Ghana where I took some youth leaders for a meet-and-greet with critical stakeholders early last year.

“The meet-and-greet strategy was created to achieve the targeted goals of RAYLF, especially in the creation and sustenance of dependable connection for our youth leaders. It helps us to bring them closer to power and it has been yielding results.

“Here, we focus on positivity. Yahoo, yahoo is negativity that we don’t associate with. It should not be encouraged among our youths. Youths should avoid vices and give their time to activities that will improve their lives and make them realise their dreams,” Ooni concluded.

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