Low Participation Of Youths In Politics, Bane Of Leadership In Nigeria – Oyintiloye

By Sola Jacobs

A member of Osun House of Assembly, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has identified low participation of Nigerian youths in politics as one of the major leadership crisis in the country.

Oyintiloye (APC-Obokun) made the remarks in Ibokun town in Osun while addressing a cross section of students during Obokun Students Union Fiesta.

The lawmaker said that the nation’s political system would be better off with the active involvement of youths in politics at all levels of government.

Oyintiloye, who described Nigerian youths as resourceful and dynamic, said they (youths) were the set of leaders the nation was waiting for to take the nation to a greater height.

“Nigerian youths must realise who they are, what they can see and must learn to be civil and cultured.

“They must be ready to emulate Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikwe, Alvan Nkoku and others, who in their prime age fought for the nation Independence.There are also other good examples of people all over the world, who at their youthful age involved themselves in the politics of their countries.

The current Prime Minister of Canada Justin Pierre James Trudeau is just 46 years of age. Similarly, Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron, France President is just 40 years old. Our youths should therefore wake up from their slumber and take up the mantle of leadership in the country”, Oyintiloye said.

The lawmaker said with the Not-Too-Young-To-Run law in place, the youths had been empowered to take their leadership position in the country.

He added that he would not relent in impacting positively in the lives of the youths in his constituency, adding that the welfare of the people is his priority.

In his remarks, president of the Union, Comrade Sunday Olalere, thanked the lawmaker for his huge donation to the union and his continuous support for Youth development in the community.

Olalere, who described Oyintiloye as a worthy ambassador whose good gesture was worthy of emulation, urged him to keep the flag flying.

APC Remains The Party To Beat In Nigeria – Oyintiloye

By Nofisat Marindoti

A member of the State of Osun House of Assembly and the Chairman of the Assembly’s Committee on Information,
Hon. Bosun Oyintiloye has posited that the ruling party in the state, the All Progressives Congress, APC, still remains a party to beat not only in the State but throughout the country.

“You learn success and failure not only in life but also in politics, you learn from mistakes and adopt a system that makes you take advantage of your experience. I disagree with you that APC is not popular, It still remains the party to beat not only in Osun but the nation.”

Oyintiloye said this during an interview with journalists in Osogbo, the state capital on Friday.

Expressing his gratitude to God for his current social status, Oyintiloye said he had learnt that for any task assignment or profession, there is the need for perception to be clear, adding that one must know the fundamental of what the assignment demands or entails.

Oyintiloye who listed his achievements, stated that as a law maker, he has contributed his quota in business of representation, law-making, and community development.

“I have ameliorated poverty, made myself abundantly available for my people, empowered rural farmers, awakened hope among youths, created opportunities, build confidence and inspired change.

“With every sense of modesty I have impacted on my constituency in divers areas, I have sponsored four bills including the Osun historical sites, structures and items designation and preservation bill 2016 which will pave way for the proper preservation of Yoruba’s historical facts, details and items for the coming generation.

“I have moved a motion on suspended Federal Government projects across the state which is about N20.318 billion. These projects includes road infrastructure, water schemes, and housing, as you are aware some of the projects have been awarded as far back as 2008 and have either been abandoned or slowed down owing to non-disbursement of fund by the federal government.

“Though I am a lawmaker, I have taken bold step to complement the efforts of the state government, especially in the area of human development, capacity building and infrastructural developments. My impact can also be felt in the area of security as I facilitated in the restoration of the Police’s Armoured patrol vehicle to Ibokun

“I believe semi urban communities deserves beautification and face lifting, this motive inspired me to embark on reconstruction and beautification of Obokun roundabout as well played leading role in the renovation of the Ibokun ancient palace.

“In addition, I have renovated over 16 shops and constructed an ultramodern 12-room shop at the Ibokun Central Market and built 8-room stalls in Ibokun Daily Market for the teeming market men and women. In Ipetu-Ile markets, I renovated 40 stalls of market buildings; in Ikiyinwa, I constructed market structures of 10 shops among others, for the betterment of our industrious people.

“Not only that I facilitated drilling of boreholes and hand-pump wells across Obokun State Constituency and installation of transformers in Ajebandele/Oja Tuntun and Kojegbin communities among others.”

Asked about his major challenges as a lawmaker, Oyintiloye said he does not have odd challenges and had always managed the ones he has normally.

“I do not think, I have odd challenges per se, just normal basic challenges, really, I got to learn the rope, procedures and proceedings, lobbying, external communication, managing information, social listening, disseminating information, initiating bill and all the rests.

“Nothing odd, nothing strange. You need to learn how to make yourself to be understood, you need to challenge misconception and listen to and respect the opinion of others. Generally speaking, maturity on the part of leadership and colleagues in the assembly paid off.”

APC Congratulates Oyintiloye Over Most Outstanding Lawmaker Award

By Nofisat Adeoye

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state of Osun has congratulated Honourable Olatunbosun Oyintiloye on his investiture as the Most Outstanding State House of Assembly Member in Nigeria Award.

The Award which acknowledged Hon Olatunbosun Oyintiloye’s contributions in law making for good governance and community development was held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre Abuja on Saturday 2nd December, 2017.

This is contained in a release signed by the party’s Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi and obtained by Osun Defender.

According to the release, “First, this award stands Osun high in the country’s quality legislation category and secondly raises hope for youth participation in the legislative arm of government. For a young first timer legislator to win that award speaks to the dedication and diligence of Hon Oyintiloye, which set remarkable example for youths who may be interested in the legislative process of the future’.

“The party celebrates your achievement and feels proud that despite your being new in the House of Assembly, you have set a record within two years of participation to clinch the Most Outstanding House of Assembly Member in Nigeria Award. This is a sign of better things to come and the party urges you and other members in the Osun State House of Assembly to keep the Omoluabi flag flying.” Oyatomi stated.

Osun Lawmaker, Oyintiloye Bags Award

By Nofisat Adeoye
The Chairman of Osun State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Mr. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has been awarded the most outstanding lawmaker in Nigeria by the Patriots in Leadership and Service .
This was stated in a statement signed by Oyintiloye and obtained by OSUN DEFENDER on Sunday.
This is even as the Statistician – General of the Federation , Dr. Yemi Kale, reiterated that Osun State remained the lowest in poverty index level at the ceremony where the lawmaker was conferred with the award in Abuja.

Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who was represented at the ceremony by the Commissioner for Federal Matters, Idiat Babalola also said he was impressed by the honour conferred on Oyintiloye.
Aregbesola stated that Oyintiloye, who represents Obokun State Constituency, had distinguished himself in leadership and service to the people of the state and his constituents.