How Ajadi fed 1,500 inmates to mark birthday


As part of activities to mark the birthday of the gubernatorial candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Ogun State, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, on Thursday, 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, the state capital, and presented football kits that include two sets of jersey and football sanitary materials to them.


The four inmates that he paid for to get their freedom included Dare Lawal, Damilola Opebi, Shina Oyebola and Oluwasegun Ayobami.


He also presented gifts to best behaved male and female inmates Olaniyi Ogunjimi and Jimoh Lateefat, respectively.


Ajadi while speaking on why he decided to celebrate with the inmates, 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, urging 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 further charged 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 levels.


He said, “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.”


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