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Osun Assembly Passes Youth Development Bill into Law

The Osun State House of Assembly has passed “Osun State Youth Development Commission Establishment Bill 2020” into law.

The Bill was passed during plenary of the state Assembly after the third reading motion moved by the Majority Leader of the House, Mr. Maroof Olanrewaju and seconded by Mr. Adirullai Adegbile representing Olaoluwa state Constituency.

In his remarks, the Speaker, Mr. Timothy Owoeye noted that the law would permit active participation of youth in government activities in the state.

Mr. Owoeye commenting on the rate of rape cases in the state, said the bill would assist to curtail the acts in the state.

While calling for life imprisonment for rapists and 14 years jail time for attempt, the Speaker said the law would check rape crime in the state.

He urged the youth to shun criminal activities and the idea of getting rich overnight.

The Speaker advised the youth to engage in entrepreneurial skills that would make them self-reliance.

Funmi Adekoya

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