Youth Care Projects & Local Government PARTNERSHIP
ONDO STATE GOVERNOR COMMISSIONED CEFAID
His Excellency, Dr. Olusegun Agagu, the Executive Governor of Ondo State officially commissioned the Center for Adolescent Information and development (CEFAID) project in Akoko North West Local Government Area on 17th February, 2004, CEFAID is a collaborative project between YCP and Akoko North West Local Government to provide sexuality and reproductive health information and services for young people in the Local Government to provide sexuality and reproductive health information and services for young people in the Local Government.
In her speech, the Executive Director of YCP ‘Nike Okurinmeta, mentioned that YCP came into existence in order to address the numerous health and socio-economic problems that hinder the health, development, and self-actualization of young people in the country. She said that YCP, therefore, seeks to improve young people health and development with their active participation through training, information sharing, counseling, research, and advocacy.
She equally said that in many rural communities in Nigeria where young people from a significant part of the population, lack of information and services has contributed to increasing reproductive ill health. She pointed out that it was the quest to fill the gap in providing adolescent sexual and reproductive health information and services for young people in the rural communities in Ondo State that led to the establishment of CEFAID by YCP and Akoko North West Local Government.
She commended the Executive Chairman of Akoko North West Local Government, Chief L. M. Komolafe for his concern about healthy development of young people in his local government area and for showing the political will to commit resources to programmes that educate and guide young people into healthy and responsible adulthood, and promised that YCP will work to achieve her set goals as Akoko North West Local Government of Ondo State.