On Friday 5th November 2021, FEMSON hotel, venue of Ikorodu West award and Dinner Night became Mecca of convergence for people that matters in Lagos State and Ikorodu Division as they graced the occasion of the National Youth Day Celebration put together by the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Ikorodu West local branch.
While reacting to this, the Coordinator Comr Asoro Abububakri Olatunji noted that the presence of this dignitaries show how much the current crop of leaders cherish the youth. He said if they have all left their schedule to be at the event, then, the question is no longer about whether they love the youth or not. He appreciated Hon Sulaimon Kazeem Olanrewaju FCA FCTI; the Executive Chairman of the LCDA who was also decorated as the Grand Patron for putting youths top most of his agenda. He noted that all that the youth council is achieving wouldn’t have been possible without the government providing the needed necessary support.
The Keynote Speaker; Mayor Deen Sanwoola charges youths on creativity noting that the only way youths can stand out as an achiever is when they do something differently or provide solution to a societal problem. Mayor Deen Sanwoola who is also the DG iCare foundation spoke on the theme “Celebrating Young Achievers as Deterrence Against Social Vices”.
The Executive Chairman who doubles as Grand Patron of the organization; Hon Sulaimon Kazeem Olanrewaju FCA FCTI in his speech encouraged youths to prioritize education. He promised that his government will continue to provide the needed support for the youths.
Dignitaries at the event include: DG Lagos State Sport Commission; Hon Toyin Gafar Bolowotan, MD Ikorodu General Hospital; Dr Taiwo Kamorudeen Hassan, Vice Chairman Ikorodu Local Government; Aarebirin Folashade Olabanji Oba,Vice Chairman Ikorodu North LCDA; Hon Ameen Apanishile, the host Vice Chairman; Hon Mukhaila Aluko, and the Executive Chairman of Ikorodu West; Hon Sulaimon Kazeem Olanrewaju FCA FCTI who is the Chief Host.
The MD Ikorodu General Hospital was awarded as Golden Son of the Soil of the Year 2021 for his outstanding effort at the transformation of Ikorodu General Hospital while Hon Toyin Gafar Bolowotan and Aarebirin Folashade Olabanji Oba were installed as Patron and Matron respectively.
Other dignitaries at the event include the State Youth Chairman; Comr Lekan Biliamin Oba, some State Executives, Local Branch Coordinators among others.
Ikorodu West Legislative Chamber members led by Hon Enitan Jessica Oba were also present while some of them were also awarded as one of the Fifteen Most Influential youths in Ikorodu West LCDA.