Lagos Unveils 2022 Youth Ambassadors

The Commissioner Ministry of Youth and Social Development,Mr Olusegun Dawodu has unveiled Y2022 Youth Ambassadors in Lagos State.

He announced this at the closing ceremony of Y2022 Ibile Youth Academy held at Ikeja Youth Center on Friday.

According to the Honourable Commissioner,Y2022 Ambassadors are:Zainab Ayomikun Wuraola Aderounmu (State Ambassador); Anisere Peter Olufemi(Ikeja Divisional Ambassador); Victory Ashaka(Badagry Divisional Ambassador); Samiat Oladimeji Ishola(Ikorodu Divisional Ambassador) and Giwa Omotomiwa (Epe Divisional Ambassador).

Their emergence followed rigorous screening processes carried out by seasoned Assessors after their participation in two stages of intensive Leadership Training Programme divided into Stage 1(non residential for five days) and Stage 2(residential for six days) in which hundreds of youths from the five divisions in the State took part.

Mr Dawodu said the vision of Ibile Youth Academy was to provide a safe place for the youth of Lagos State to learn and go through educational, recreational and leadership activities in engaging programmes of generation-changing dimension that promote and foster a commitment to learn positive values and healthy habits.

In the same vein, Chairman, House Committee on Youth, Sports and Social Development, Lagos State House of Assembly,Hon Moshood Oshun said a nation could only be successful by building the youths.

Urging the Ambassadors to practicalise the knowledge and skills acquired in the course of the leadership training,Hon Oshun, implored public spirited individuals and bodies to join hands with the State Government in building the youth.

On her part, the Permanent Secretary, Pharm (Mrs) Toyin Oke-Osanyintolu said, “the Ibile Youth Academy is an annual leadership training programme designed to take into consideration the heterogeneous nature of young people in the State.The training is aimed at enabling the youths to reach their full potential as productive and responsible citizens.”

Pharm (Mrs) Oke-Osanyintolu solicited the support of parents/guardians for their children/wards to embrace youth developmental programmes which include: sport activities, entertainment, fashion and art design, leather and craft work as well as ICT.

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