The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Osaseyi Foundation, Mr Richard Osaseyi has commended Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello for his sacrificial role in leading Nigerian youth out of obscurity and old-age governance.
Osaseyi said archaic leadership has been a major setback for the country’s development and growth across board.
He made this known during a courtesy call on the Governor Bello in Abuja on Friday.
Mr Osaseyi specifically appreciated the governor for choosing to challenge the status quo and for standing the gap for millions of Nigerian youth whose voices are not heard by the powerful one percent who has been in the country’s helms of affairs since independence.
The business tycoon and philanthropist also used the opportunity to identify with millions of Nigerian youth clamouring for Bello to accept to run for Presidency come 2023.
He noted that having a Governor Yahaya Bello contesting for President will not only position Nigerian youth in their rightful place in the corridor of power, but also give a clearer chance to the youth constituency to take back what is rightfully theirs as they approach the ballot in the coming months.
On community development: Mr Osaseyi appreciated Governor Yahaya Bello for making rural development a necessity for his administration; as rural communities across the state has been enjoying a robust transformational growth in terms of road construction, empowerment schemes, and poverty alleviation initiatives.
He thanked Governor Bello on behalf of his community, Okoro Gbede and Ijumu Local Government at large, for carrying youths in his constituency along in implementing the blueprint of the New Direction Government.
Governor Yahaya Bello while responding, appreciated Mr Osaseyi for his identifying with his administration, and used the opportunity to admonish other illustrious sons and daughters of the state to see the need to identify and work with the government of their state to bring about a collective and harmonious development across the state.
Mr Richard Osaseyi who is popularly known for his philanthropic acts cutting across youth empowerment, education, and provisions of basic amenities for his community and environs, pledged his undiluted and unfiltered support to the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello and his future aspirations.
Present at the meeting were the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Pharm. Jamiu Abdulkareem Asuku, the Director General of GYB2PYB Support Group, Dr. Oladele John Nihi, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth Empowerment (West), Hon. Ibikunle Amodu Abubakar, and other top Government officials.
The meeting was centered on human capital development, community development and youth participation in politics.