Story By Joshua Adetunji
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has appointed Olamilekan Moshood Agbelesebioba, popularly known as LAYCON, winner of the just concluded Big Brother Naija, as the Youth Ambassador of the State.
Governor Abiodun made the announcement when he played host to LAYCON, in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta and also gave Laycon a three-bedroom bungalow and cash gift of five million naira.
Abiodun expressed hope that his good character, excellence, good virtues, calmness, integrity, would serve as a model to youth in the State.
“It is hoped that you will help inspire our teeming youths to channel their energies towards positive engagements and shun vices such as robbery, drug abuse, cultism, advanced fee fraud, cybercrimes and kidnapping amongst other negative tendencies”, he said.
Parents and guardians, the Governor opined, should realize that there was life outside the four walls of classrooms, as entertainers are also successful men and women who are contributing to national development.
Governor Abiodun noted that his administration would continue to unleash the creative energies of the youth and the generality of the people as innovators, academic, researchers, entertainers, creative artists in the public or private sector, formal or non-formal, in and outside Ogun State, for the continued development of the State, and Nigeria as a whole.
To achieve this, Prince Abiodun revealed that plans are at advanced stage to build an Entertainment Village for film makers, artists and musicians where their skills could be nurtured with added value for our socio-economic development.
An excited Laycon praised the Governor for his youth-oriented programmes and promised to work with him to ensure that the “Building Our Future Together” Agenda of his government is successful.