Speaker, State of Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Najeem Salaam has asked the youth to conquer the poverty of mind and material in order to fit into the society of employers of labour not society of complainants.
Addressing the Nigeria Youth Parliament in Osogbo, Speaker Salaam who was represented by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Goke Butika stressed that the poverty of mind was the bane of self-development of an individual youth.
He said the youth should take the advantage of this economic recession by launching into creative ideas that could be exchanged for money, noting that good things of life are product of creative ideas.
Speaker Salaam further asserted that the young men and women should tone down their yearning for luxury, and think more on how to attract value to their societies for the general good.
He cautioned the youth against begging culture which he said was spreading like wild fire, saying the positive value of the hard time was there for the youth to pick if the mind could be put to work, saying only the poverty of material could make an unemployed youth indulge in luxury life.
Speaker Salaam stressed that the parliament under his watch has passed some youth friendly laws like child right bill, and would soon embark on interactive session with youth groups with a view to empowering the youth in different endeavors.