The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has said he would break protocol where necessary to open doors of opportunities for youths to become successful.
He said this at his palace at Ile-Ife, in Osun State while unveiling the 2021 edition of the Royal Young Leadership Forum (RAYLF).
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It is a youth development and capacity building which he initiated to mentor youths from age 18 to 39.
Ooni said, “Like the Asian Tigers that led the socio-economic and political revolution in the Asian world, our focus is to create young leaders and call ourselves the ‘African Leopards’ because leopards are the bravest of all animals in the jungle.
“Recently, I visited the newly constructed Dangote Refinery with some young leaders where their eyes were opened to how things are done on a larger scale. That is a tip of the iceberg. We have identified countries that are achieving economic breakthrough on how our youths can learn how to bring prosperity to our dear nation”, he said.
The monarch described internet fraud as negativity that should not be encouraged among youths in the country.
He appealed to youths in the country to be in the vanguard of a better future and shun cultism and internet scam known as Yahoo-Yahoo.
“Youths should avoid vices and give their time to activities that will improve their lives and make them realise their dreams,” he added.