Ooni Tasks Government On Youth Empowerment to Reduce Crime

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has urged government at level to provide employment opportunities for youth in the country as a way to reduce rising crime in the society.

The imperial majesty stated this during a press conference to unveil Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Gas by Nigerian Automobile Technicians Association (NATA) with THLD Logistics Ltd. at the NATA’s House, Olomi Academy in Ibadan.

The King, who was represented by two monarchs, the Agboolu of Agbaje in Ife, Oba Adekunle Adebowale and Elerefe of Erefe, Oba Fayemi Johnson, said providing employment opportunities like the conversion of vehicles using petrol and diesel to gas will save the country from capital flight, therefore increasing GDP and keep youths busy.

The King, who serves as the Grand Patron of NATA and Chairman of THLD logistics Ltd., said the initiative was also brought to the fore to enhance safety and reduce cost of running the vehicle coupled with other comparative advantages over using of petrol and diesel.

Also speaking, the representative of the company, Mr. Greg Kielsa said LPG and CNG is economical, clean, and safe to use compared to petrol and diesel, adding that the company is waiting to convert more vehicles in the country. He also said that the company is ready to train automobile technicians, which can be done in only two or three days.

Corroborating him, the NATA National Vice President, South West Zone, Comrade Dele Odewale, said the initiative is a welcome development capable of making the country attain economic prosperity if well harnessed. According to him, this will make transportation easier and more profitable, while some of its comparative advantages is its tank that is made to enhance safety, especially during hazard. Many automobile workshops are now embracing the conversion initiative.

An academician and politician, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun said the initiative is fantastic and, if well supported, it will make transportation lucrative saying especially now the government’s attention is on transportation to promote economic development. He added, “The initiative will reduce the cost of production and make vehicles more durable. As a result, this will help to create jobs, keep youths busy and enterprising, and therefore reduce restlessness among youths.

“Another benefit of the initiative is that it will make into use the excess gas that are wasting away and reduces users of petrol, therefore brings about stability in consumption of oil and gas products”, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun  noted.

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