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General News of Sunday, 21 November 2021


'You can’t stop youths from seeking greener pastures abroad' - Seyi Makinde

Seyi Makinde Seyi Makinde

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde has stated that Nigerian youths desiring to seek greener pastures abroad should not be stopped.

In a recent interview with BBC Yoruba, he said young people are leaving the country due to harsh economic conditions, adding that, they would come back if the “right things are done”.

“We are training 10,000 of them on farming technologies. Once they are done with the training we are organising for them at CSS Integrated Farms, Gora, Nasarawa, they will come back and we will empower them to launch out as entrepreneurs.

“So, I think we have, so far, been able to make the youths in Oyo State begin to have interest in the potential in the state and Nigeria as a whole.

“Meanwhile, you cannot discourage some of them from seeking greener pasture, but I can tell you that most of them will come back if the right things are being done here," he said.

Makinde also added that young people who leave the country will get more exposure and knowledge to develop the homeland when they return.

“They will come back better because they would have gained a lot of things – talk of insight and knowledge. But I have the belief that with the programme we are doing for the youths in our state, they are well on their way to contributing their own quota to the development of the state,” he said.

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