WYO President, Adeyemi begins work today

Mr. Adeniyi Adeyemi, the Nigerian, who is the new President-General of the World Youth Organisation (WYO), will assume duty at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday.

The spokesperson to the President General, Mr. Adeola Badru, said in Ibadan WYO was the youth organ of the United Nations Organisation (UN).

Adeyemi, who would lead the affairs of youths across the globe for the next five years, would be received by diplomats, government officials, heads of missions as well as Civil Societies and NGOs

Badru stated the first assignment of the President General would be to seek the approval of the Security Council to appoint 967 nominees that would work with him across the globe.

He had commenced official duty upon election by establishing five organs for the organisation–General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship and Secretariat, the spokesperson said.

“ The 967 nominees will work with my office across the globe.

“ This will enable the organisation to function effectively and bring coordination across the world,’’ he said.

Among the positions to be occupied are the Chief of Staff to the President- General, Principal Secretary, Envoys, Special Representatives and Senior Special Advisers.

Others are Senior Special Assistant, Personal Assistant, Head of Parastatals and Agencies.

He said the listed officers would enable the president General to touch lives across the world to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) before 2030.

NAN reports that Adeyemi recently won the admiration of UN workers and leaders, when he spearheaded the passage of the Youth Empowerment Schemes bill into law.

The scheme would make provision for adequate compensation to all categories of youth workers in the public and private sectors and their dependants.

It will cater for incidence of injury, sickness, disability or death arising in the course of employment.

Adeyemi was elected as the new WYO chief at a World Youth Conference held on Nov. 12, 2016, in New Delhi, India.

He had contested the election with nine others and won with 1,679 votes, while the first runner up from the U.S. secured 501 votes.

Adeyemi was a former aide to former United Nation’s Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, before his new position.

The new WYO President is a graduate of Agronomy from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso in Nigeria, and Accounting from the Western University of Ontario in Canada.

Adeyemi, a Chartered Accountant, was the former Accounting Officer to the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade. (NAN)

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