Executive Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has enjoined youths to be more focused on achieving greatness through hard work, discipline and positive mental attitude.
He mad the call on Monday in Ibadan while addressing youths at a leadership mentoring seminar held at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
It was reported that the seminar was organised by the state government in collaboration with Workplace Center.
Reports has it that the theme of the programme was “Essential Leadership Skills for Global Relevance- Surviving in a Digitalised World.”
Ajimobi urged the youths to rise above their present condition and focus on achieving greatness through hard work.
“Here I am, a child of a tailor and today the governor. If you are really determined, through hard work, discipline and positive mental attitude, you will get there.
“What you are going to be in life is what you decide and do today. Success is the broadness of your achievement.
“ You must be an all-rounder and sacrifice. You should be ready to give and take.
“In the whole of my family as a young boy, my uncle and myself were the only ones that passed WAEC.
“A lady once came to my school when I was a pupil in the primary school and mentored us on success.
“She taught us as children of peasant farmers, mechanics, tailors and other poor parents about ways to escape poverty, harping on hard work as well as discipline,” he said.
The governor stated that the essence of the seminar was to achieve mentorship that would help youths fulfill their reasons for being in the world and make them contribute meaningfully to the society.
“You must give something for something. Even to to go to hell or paradise, you must make the sacrifice. Do not waste opportunities.
“What I want next year, I am already working toward it,’’ he said.