By Gbenga Olarinoye,
Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has said the only option open for states to stem the rising tide of criminality is to intensify efforts on adequate engagements of youths through various empowerment strategies.
He said this yesterday at a symposium organised by Adulawo Nigeria Network Limited, at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
Governor Aregbesola, who was represented by the Coordinating Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Youth Engagement, Dr. Isaac Oluwabukola Aluko, described youths as central to the administration, saying the current government had successfully harnessed the potentials of youths in all its programmes.
Earlier, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, stressed the need for governments at all levels to prioritise the welfare of youths in the implementation of policies.
Oba Ogunwusi also called on the government to condemn medical tourism that is common among the rich.