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The Commissioner for Youth Development, Hon. Ilolo Oghenekaro,has called on The Scout Association of Nigeria to back to “Go Back to Base” as the organization used to be.
Mr Ilolo made the call in Asaba when he played host to The Scout Association of Nigeria Delta State Chapter.
The Commissioner stated that he was aware of The Scout Association but that the organization has not been as it used to be,saying that he will collaborate with them on capacity building,partnership in the area of awareness creation,create programs that would bring The Scout Association alive in the Schools to function as it used to be.
He assured the organization of collaboration in capacity building and bring back the organization as it used to be
Mr Ilolo however lamented the fall of school clubs like,The Scout Association, Reading club,Debating Society, which used to boost the academic activities of students in those days,saying that the organization should strive to revive activities that will bring the organization back to its position in the scheme of things.
Earlier, the Honorary Secretary The Scout Association of Nigeria,Comrade Agbagoro Ejiro Lawrence ,thanked the Delta State Government for all the youth friendly and empowerment programs of the State government for the youths in the state to make them better persons, saying that Okowa led administration’s SMART agenda had brought immense development to the youth of the state.
He inundated the commissioner with some of the activities carried out by The Scout Association of Nigeria, Delta State chapter to include sponsoring of some members to Togo to attended conferences amongst others.
The high point of the occasion was the presentation of the programme of The Scout of Nigeria Delta State Chapter to the Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr Ilolo.