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Thursday, March 19, 2020

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Our attention has been drawn to the story captioned: "Don't Politicize Kehinde's Matter, His Comments Unfortunate But Not Deliberate - Youth Council Pleads" as carried by our online medium.

It was reported as a derivative of a press statement issued by the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ogun State chapter, as conveyed to us by our source.

However, the state chapter of NYCN has written to say it did not issue such release.

We hereby withdraw the report in its entirety and regret any inconvenience it might have caused NYCN, Ogun State chapter.

- The Daily Crucible Management.
          Thursday, March 19, 2020.


However, we have decided to place side by side  (1) the press release sent to us by a  source (2) NYCN own version of the release for the benefits of readers because the organisation complained that our report was not their position and (3)  The said report 


(1) Ogun Youth Commissioner saga: NYCN Expresses Solidarity.


The National Youth Council of Nigeria  (NYCN) has expressed solidarity with the Ogun State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Dr Kehinde Oluwadare Sunday over his ongoing travail over s media statemenr he made recently. 

The youth council also urged all stakeholders in Ogun State to exercise caution in the ongoing debate over the contentious statement and not do anything capable of creating dissaffection in the state. 

It will be recalled that an online news medium, The Encounter, in its publication earlier this week, quoted the commissioner to have purportedly cast aspersion on a national leader of the APC and Former Governor of Ogun State, Akinrogun Olusegun Osoba. Oluwadare assessed the credentials of the former Governor comparing him to the likes of Tinubu on issues of leadership, mentoring and succession. 

The statement did not go down well with supporters of Osoba who are seeking for the head of the commissioner. The situation got awry for the embattled Oluwadare as the State Government distanced itself from the statement saying he acted on his own volition. The government afterwards apologised to Osoba stating that "It had reprimanded the Commissioner ".

However, the coalition of youth groups led by the NYCN, Ogun State chapter, in a statement released to the media at the end of an emergency meeting wednesday night enjoined all sides to exercise great restraint in handling the matter. The statement signed by its State Chairman, Comrade Abduljabaar Aiyelagbe and Secretary, Comrade Akolawole Soremi reads in parts:

"We have taken cognizance of the ongoing development as regards the statement credited to Dr Kehinde Oluwadare Sunday; and while it is not in good taste, it is not entirely a crisis situation as it currently portends to be".

"On behalf of the youth Commissioner and the entire Youths of Ogun state, we hereby use this medium to tender an unreserved apology to former Governor Olusegun Osoba. We are convinced that Dr Oluwadare's comment was grossly taken out of context".

"Our father is a respected national democratic icon who we all adore and no youth will deliberately denigrate him. We likewise extend strong apologies to His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun and the government of Ogun State over the embarrassment caused by the development".

The youth council observed that the commissioner belongs to the youth constituency and has performed creditably in the discharge of his primary assignment thus far and should not be punished unnecessarily.

According to the council, "Oluwadare is a worthy representation and icon of the youths in this administration, who has done well in the ministry allocated to him. It is our expectation that the baby should not be thrown away with the birth water".

"This is a learning curve and the right lessons have been learnt. We are optimistic that the young man will bounce back better and be a pride for the youth and people of Ogun State. He is definitely one for the future and this minor setback must not kill a great potential".

The statement also enjoined those politicizing the matter to desist from taking undue advantage to peddle mischief and animosity.



(2) OGUN YOUTH COMMISSIONER’S IMBROGLIO: NYCN EXPRESSES SOLIDARITY.
The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ogun State Chapter, on behalf of all youths of Ogun state, has urged Stakeholders in the State to exercise caution in the ongoing imbroglio over the statement credited to the State's Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Dr. Oluwadare Sunday Kehinde.
An online news medium, The Encounter, in its publication earlier this week quoted the Commissioner to have cast aspersion on a national leader of the APC and former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba. Oluwadare assessed the credentials of the former Governor comparing him to the likes of Tinubu on issues of leadership, mentoring and succession. 
The statement did not go down well with some quarters that kicked against the Commissioner’s position. The situation got awry for the embattled Oluwadare as the State Government distanced itself from the statement saying he acted on his own volition. The government afterwards apologised to Osoba stating that it had reprimanded the Commissioner.
However, the umbrella body for all youth groups in the state, in a statement, released to the media at the end of an emergency meeting on Wednesday enjoined all sides to exercise great restraint in handling the matter. The statement signed by its State Chairman, Comrade Abdul-Jabar Ayelaagbe and the State Secretary, Comrade Akolawole Shoremi reads in parts:
“We have taken cognizance of the ongoing development as regards the statement credited to Dr. Oluwadare Sunday Kehinde; and while it is not in good taste, the situation should not be left to degenerate beyond the current status.
“On behalf of the Commissioner and the entire Youth of Ogun state, we hereby use this medium to tender an unreserved apology to our father and mentor, Chief Olusegun Osoba.
“Baba is a respected national democratic icon who we all adore and no youth will deliberately denigrate him. We likewise extend strong apologies to His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun and the government of Ogun State over the embarrassment caused by this development.”
The Youth Council stated that the Commissioner belongs to the youth constituency and has performed creditably in the discharge of his primary assignment so far and deserves a room for improvement.
According to the Council, “Oluwadare is a worthy representation and icon of the youths in this administration, who has done well in the ministry allocated to him. It is our expectation that the baby should not be thrown away with the birth water. This is a learning curve and the right lessons have been learnt. We are optimistic that our Commissioner will bounce back better and become a pride to the Leaders and people of Ogun State.”


The Daily Crucible - 17:25 Yesterday

... Apologizes  to Osoba, Abiodun on behalf of Sports Commissioner


From Heritage Odih, Abeokuta

The Ogun State chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has appealed to the good people  of the State and other stakeholders not to politicise the travails of the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Dr Kehinde Oluwadare, following recent comments credited to him and  which were found to be disparaging to the person and administration of ex - Governor Aremo Segun Osoba.

The Youth Council also appealed to all stakeholders in the State to exercise restraint over the contentious comments and not to do anything capable of creating dissaffections further in the state. 

The group while it noted that the statement credited to the Youth and Sports Commissioner was unfortunate and in bad taste, but also said it was neither deliberate nor entirely a crisis situation as it is being currently portrayed.

The Daily Crucible recalls that the particular  uncomplementary comments went viral after an online news medium published it and the aspersions the Commissioner reportedly cast on the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), drew the anger of his supporters.

The situation got messier for the youthful Commissioner when the State Government distanced itself from the statement, saying Oluwadare acted on his own volition. The government afterwards, apologised to Osoba, informing that "It had reprimanded the Commissioner."

However, the Coalition of youth groups led by the NYCN in  Ogun State in a release made available to The Daily Crucible, apologized to Osoba  and Governor Dapo Abiodun on behalf of Oluwadare for the embarrassment the comments might have caused both leaders.

The Youth Council also enjoined those trying to feast on the matter by politicizing it, to desist from taking undue advantage of it to peddle mischief and create animosity.

 The statement signed by its State Chairman, Comrade Abduljabaar Aiyelagbe and Secretary, Comrade Akolawole Soremi reads in parts:"We have taken cognizance of the ongoing development as regards the statement credited to Dr Kehinde Oluwadare Sunday; and while it is not in good taste, it is not entirely a crisis situation as it currently portends to be.

"On behalf of the youth Commissioner and the entire Youths of Ogun state, we hereby use this medium to tender an unreserved apology to former Governor Olusegun Osoba. We are convinced that Dr Oluwadare's comment was grossly taken out of context.

"Our father is a respected national democratic icon who we all adore and no youth will deliberately denigrate him. We likewise extend strong apologies to His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun and the government of Ogun State over the embarrassment caused by the development.

"The youth council observed that the commissioner belongs to the youth constituency and has performed creditably in the discharge of his primary assignment thus far and should not be punished unnecessarily.

"Oluwadare is a worthy representation and icon of the youths in this administration, who has done well in the ministry allocated to him. It is our expectation that the baby should not be thrown away with the birth water.

"This is a learning curve and the right lessons have been learnt. We are optimistic that the young man will bounce back better and be a pride for the youth and people of Ogun State. He is definitely one for the future and this minor setback must not kill a great potential."


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