Ondo D-Gov becomes S/W Boy’s Brigade Patron
By Evelyn Omotoye
The Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi has charged the Boys’ Brigade of Nigeria on hard work, respect, good name among other Omoluabi ethos which the organisation is known for to promote societal values and development.
Ajayi gave the charge at the weekend during the 18th annual Southwest Fellowship Officers Conference of the organization held at the Archbishop Vinning College of Theology, Akure.
He expressed pleasure over the activities of the voluntary organisation, saying the feat of the founder is very commendable as it has continued to contribute in no small measure to youth development in the society.
While reiterating various efforts of the state government at providing enabling environment as well as policies and programmes that would allow the youths in the state to thrive, he noted that the efforts of the brigade is complementary.
Ajayi therefore charged the brigade to always imbibe its objectives which include promoting obedience, reverence, discipline, self respect among other good habits that portray a true Christian character.
Earlier, the Chief of Staff to the State Governor who is the president of the state council of Boys’ Brigade, Chief Olugbenga Ale stated that the brigade founded by Sir Williams Alexander Smith is a unified christian organization based solely on evangelism.
Also speaking, the national Vice President, South West zone, Chief R. K. Familoni commended the Akeredolu-led government for its various policies, programmes and projects towards youth development.
The highpoint of the event was the conferment and decoration of the deputy governor as the Zonal Patron of the South West Boys’ Brigade of Nigeria.