As part of the activities to set a new pace for 2021, the Paramount Ruler of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has concluded arrangement to host Iwoland youths .
The 2020 end of the year Oluwo-youth engagement is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday 31st December, 2020 by 4:30pm.
A statement by the palace said the assemblage is designed to orientate, sensitize and educate youth on the need to redirect their energy on promising engagements to be positively useful to the society.
As part of the aftermath #endsars engagement, Oba Akanbi considered the process as necessary to rehabilitate neglected youths who have been derogatorily tagged as thugs and ensure they are positive agents of the society.
He stated that the era of raising thugs in Iwoland is over, assuring redeemed youths of his support for their career.
He tasked promoters of violence in Iwoland to look elsewhere for destructive elements as he disclosed resolution to launch Iwo as the most peaceful and business friendly town in Nigeria.
He disclosed efforts are in top gear to commit a special fund for rehabilitation of youth in the land.
A statement by Oluwo through his press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, reads “As a royal father, I’ve the interest and cater for all strata of my community. You will see me visiting the neglected immobile aged under their roof while I equally feed the orphans in my palace. I want to extend the same gesture to the youth who are called thugs”
“Some of these people are neglected and derogatorily judged as neausance. As a father, I must ensure they are properly integrated into the system and progress of Iwoland”
“To achieve the rehabilitation target, I have set aside a fund to promote their talent”
“I want to host, wine, dine and exchange words of hope in them. The era of raising thugs for destructive purpose is gone. The era is dead. I want to give promoters of thuggery in Iwoland a red card”
“Iwoland is a place of hope. We want to see our youth been part of the process. We will ensure Iwoland becomes the bastion of peace in Iwoland”
“The orphans , widows and the less privileged can join the session. There will be food and drink for all and sundry at the event”