Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola has called for the revival of Boys Scouts and other voluntary organisations in order to develop the youths for better future.
The governor made this call at this year Annual General Meeting, AGM, of Scouts at the Olu Osungbohun Hall of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Osogbo, Osun State capital, over the weekend.
Aregbesola reiterated that his administration would continue to commit to building the youths for the future of this country.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Mrs. Titi Laoye Tomori, described the Boys Scouts as an organisation with full discipline and exceptional behavior.
“It is the Scout that fired our imagination in Osun for the establishment of Omoluabi Boys and Girls Club.
“It is my hope that voluntary youth association that will rebuild the youth with moral, character and leadership, will bounce back not only in Osun State but across the nation.
“The time has come for men of goodwill and especially those who had opportunity of being influenced by voluntary organisation, to come to the aid of our youths and give them proper orientation in life, and guide them for responsible adulthood, protect our youths from the voluntary influence of the world and make them to be the change agent that we crave for.
“I am therefore calling for the revival of the Scout and other voluntary youth association and club in all our schools in the state of Osun,” he added.
Earlier in his welcome speech delivered at the meeting, the Chief Commissioner, Scout of Nigeria, Mr Olusoga Sofolahan described the building up of young boys and girls into good citizenship as a panacea for the problem of insecurity bedevilling the country.
Sofolahan described the lack of proper training of young boys and girls as part of the causes of insecurity.
He, however, charged the youth to imbibe the culture, process and procedure of Scout in their own interest.
“Youths are part of the causes of insecurity in Nigeria. Scout is to develop the youths positively, so that they can make them leaders of positive change within their society,” Sofolahan stressed.
The Scout’s AGM witnessed the attendance of creams of Scout across the country.

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