Ogbomoso Community Youth Forum lists achievements
Ogbomoso Community Youth Forum, OCYF, has given its scorecard for the year 2021, while specially mentioning some individuals for making them possible.
These are contained in a press release signed by its president Rev’d Peter Olaleye, secretary Comrade Adeniji Idowu and PRO Comrade Adebayo Adeniran.
The release made available to ogbomosoinsightonline.com notes that “OCYF is a youth organization that set out to contribute its quotas to the development of Ogbomoso through community services in godly and selfless means.
“It also involves itself in other needful areas that are meant to promote peaceful atmosphere in Ogbomoso zone.”
Some of the achievements listed therefore are compelling Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), Ogbomoso business hub to step down its atrocious and fraudulent activities in the community culminating in the distribution of free prepaid meters (which is ongoing).
“In addition we played a major role to the glory of God in restoring peace to Ajaawa, headquarters of Ogo-Oluwa local government area when it was caught in the web of communal crisis last year.
“We thus thank our elders like Justice Afolabi Adeniran rtd, president of Egbe Omo Ogbomoso Parapo Agbaaye; Major General Oladayo Popoola rtd, leader, Ogbomoso Community Foundation; and Dr Saka Balogun, a respected community leader. We appealed to them with the approval of the warring factions to meditate peace and the template they came up with led to the brokering and restoration of peace in the community,” OCYF stated.
The youth group was also involved in road rehabilitations which brought a lot of relief in the benefiting areas.
Some of the areas and roads on which it intervened according are Caretaker, Olopemarun, Sawmill Adeleke-Odokoto, Dominion bridge in Odokoto area, The Apostolic Grammar School-Olafunmi, back of imperial House/Police Barracks, Centre for the Blind Ogbomoso premises and Restore Water-Faith Link Baptist Church, Yaku.
“We were moved to action when we discovered some of these roads had become unmotorable and were constituting nuisance to residents and road users generally.
“Caretaker and Olopemarun portions on the South West-North trunk A road previously were riddled with gullies (not potholes) and had become nightmare. We had to mobilize the citizens to fix the portions since we know government cannot do all. We believe the little we did will ginger the Federal Government to find permanent solutions to the damaged portions within the Ogbomoso metropolis and beyond,” it added..
The release further stated that the organization had set machinery in motion to empower 200 youths in Ogbomoso zone, adding, “While we appreciate all our fathers and mothers for the efforts they had made so far to ensure the reduction in the rate of unemployment of youths in the land, OCYF is taking the initiative to empower 4000 youths in the year 2022 through SMART FARMING.”
It specifically expressed gratitude to some people, for their immense support in the year under review noting their cooperation made their modest achievements possible. “Special appreciations to Hon. Timothy Oyedokun, Executive Chairman of Ogbomoso South local government; Hon. Kabir Ayoade, Executive Chairman, Ogbomoso North local government, HRM Aale of Okeelerin, Hon. Asifa, a former chairman of Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Ogbomoso South: park managers; tipper owners and all good people of Ogbomoso who supported our 2021 projects.”