By Adekola Afolabi
Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has welcomed the nomination of the State’s Youth Leader, Mr. Ayodele Olawande as Minister of State for Youth.
The Governor also congratulated Yejide Ogundipe on her appointment as Senior Special Assistant to the President (Food Security).
He described Ogundipe as a staunch advocate who has consistently championed the rights and empowerment of women in the State.
Akeredolu, in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, said Olawande’s appointment is a recognition of his unwavering dedication, loyalty, and hard work to the party, APC, and the State.
“Olawande and Ogundipe have consistently demonstrated their commitments to the growth of our great party, APC, and development of our State. Olawande’s relentless efforts in championing the cause of youth inclusion in government and politics have not gone unnoticed. This appointment serves as a well-deserved reward for his outstanding service”, he added.
The Governor appreciated President Bola Tinubu for considering a worthy son of the state for such significant National assignment.
He expressed confidence that Mr. Olawande’s wealth of experience and passion for youth development and engagement will make a meaningful impact on the national stage.
“As we look forward to Olawande’s tenure as Minister of State for Youth, we have every confidence that he will continue to work tirelessly in advancing the interests of Nigerian youths.
“These appointments not only reflects the trust placed in Olawande and Ogundipe but also serve as an inspiration to other party faithful across our nation. We kindly urge the National Assembly to consider the speedy confirmation of Mr. Olawande”, the Governor said.
Akeredolu congratulated Ayodele Olawande and Yejide Ogundipe and wished them success in their new roles.