By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has called on the well-to-do Nigerians, particularly youths to invest in projects capable of empowering the people and generating employment for the unemployed population in the society.
He urged the rich to use their wealth to embark on businesses and investments that would generate multiplier effects and impact on the lives of the people around them.
Oyetola who made these calls at the inauguration of Bayse One Brick House Hotel built by a former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 governorship election in Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Adelabu to commemorate his 50th birthday, in Ibadan lauded the celebrant for embarking on projects for the benefits of the people and as a way of upholding the tenets of the progressives family as a people and development-oriented party.
His words: “The building of this state-of-the-art hotel is an indication that Chief Adelabu is passionate about providing employment opportunities for our teeming youths and at the same time enhancing the status of Ibadan as a frontline city in Nigeria and Africa. The hotel will contribute in no small measure to the social and economic development of Ibadan in particular and Oyo State as a whole. There is no doubt that this gesture, coming from a young man and a political leader, will serve as an inspiration and an encouragement for the youth to embrace service for sustainable development.”
Oyetola who was accompanied by some members of his cabinet urged the celebrant not to relent in his efforts to invest in the lives of the people saying, “it is heartening that Chief Adelabu is embarking on people-oriented projects to mark his 50th birthday as a way of giving back to the society.”
Earlier, the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, commended the celebrant for dedicating his God-given wealth to impact on the lives of the people. Sanwo-Olu who was represented by his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, described Adelabu as a focused, dedicated and committed man.
Also, the former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Adebisi Akande, eulogised the celebrant for the landmark achievements he has made so far.
In his remarks, the celebrant, Mr Adebayo Abdul-Waheed Adelabu, who returned all glory to God for sparing his life all through, thanked God for using him to make a positive impact on the lives of the people adding that he had been used by God to generate employment opportunities for over 600 people in the various companies he owns in Oyo State.