Former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday urged Nigerian youths, particularly Ogun State indigenes, to be proactive and focused on good ventures.
Obasanjo said Ogun is blessed, strategically located near Lagos and hospitable, adding that it is encouraging that there are young people who had set their minds on worthy cause.
The ex – president gave the remarks remarks during a public presentation of a book titled: “100 Most Influential Ogun Indigenes Still Living” at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, the state capital.
The event which also featured conferrement of awards to deserving Ogun State sons and daughters, was packaged by Hex Communications.
Obasanjo, who was one of the awardees, noted that youths are active partners in nation building and should not be ignored.
He commended the authors of the book – Muyiwa Awodein, Olusesi Akinoso, Tayo Ogunbowale, Babatunde Azeez and Ademola Adetona for the initiative.
The state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, who was represented by his deputy, commended the organisers for recognising and honouring those that had performed creditably well for the state and Nigeria.
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