Oyo state chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Monday congratulated the appointment of Seun Fakorede as Commissioner of Youths and Sports in the state.
In a statement issued by Asubiojo Olujuwon (Marshal), Chairman, NANS, Oyo State, described the appointment as a round peg in a round hole.
“Youths across the country have over the years campaigned vehemently for the inclusion of younger persons in political offices. When the world thought it was over with the election of a 25 years old lawmaker, Gov. Seyi Makinde shocked the status quo with the nomination of a 27 years old Civil Engineer to head the ministry of Youths and Sports in the Pace Setter state.
“NANS, Oyo State considers this appointment a round peg in a round hole going by the proven leadership strength, sound knowledge of sport and youthful vigour, we therefore congratulate Hon. Seun Fakorede, the students, youths and sports community in Oyo state on this great feat that will, from all indications bring unprecedented upliiftment to the constituency.
“We wish to remind the Honourable Commissioner that he no longer represents himself and family alone, but the entire youths in the state and the country. As the world awaits the result of this bold appointment by Governor Seyi Makinde, it is our believe that Hon. Seun Fakorede will show the world that youths are the solution to the leadership problems of the world through focused leadership and laudable achievements.”
The Student body thanked Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde for reposing his trust in Nigerian youths and assured him of their maximum support.