Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON, has welcomed the nomination of the State’s Youth Leader, Mr. Ayodele Olawande as Minister of State for Youth.
The Governor also congratulated Hon. Yejide Ogundipe on her appointment as Senior Special Assistant to the President (Food Security).
He described Hon. Ogundipe as a staunch advocate who has consistently championed the rights and empowerment of women in the State.
Governor Akeredolu 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.
Governor Akeredolu appreciated President Bola Tinubu for considering a worthy son of the state for such significant National assignment.
The Governor 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.
Governor Akeredolu congratulated Ayodele Olawande and Yejide Ogundipe and wished them success in their new roles.
Signed: Richard Olatunde Chief Press Secretary to the Governor. September 18, 2023.
Ondo APC applauds appointment of Youth Minister
The nomination of Ayodele Olawande as Minister of State for Youth Affairs, by the President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, came to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State as a pleasant surprise.
It is an affirmation of our national leader’s respect for party structure, which we will never take for granted.
This is the first time a member of the State Executive Committee of APC in our state will be so elevated. Until his appointment, Mr. Ayodele Olawande was the State Youth Leader of our chapter.
On behalf of the the State Executive Committee, and indeed, the entire party structures in the Sunshine State, I thank Mr. President for this rare privilege, and congratulate the ministerial nominee.
He has contributed so much to the development of the youths, since he became their representative on the State Working Committee.
We have no doubts that Mr. Olawande is fully equipped for the national task, and will prove himself a good ambassador of Ondo State.